Winter warmers = Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

 

Colder weather calls for soups, stews, casseroles and curries. An easy way to add volume to your meal is by adding in an extra serving of veggies. This can be in the form of a vegetable soup are by adding veggies to the dish. Adding veggies adds many nutrients, allowing you to eat more without the calorie consequences.

Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

Ingredients

7 large red bell peppers

2 onions

2 litres stock

2 large minced garlic cloves

2 tins Italian chopped tomatoes

½ tsp ground chilli

1-2 (180g) sweet potatoes

2 Tbs olive oil

Fresh basil to serve

Low fat plain yoghurt to serve

 

Method

  1. Remove the seeds and core from the red peppers. Place the peppers, flesh side down on a baking tray. Brush each pepper with olive oil and place under the grill until the skins blister. They must blister/ burn.
  2. Remove the peppers and cover the tray with tin foil and allow to cool.
  3. Cut the sweet potato and onions into chunks, separating each layer and place on a baking tray. Drizzle with 1 Tbs of olive oil, toss together and roast at 200°C, until slightly golden.
  4. Once cooled, peal the skin off the peppers and discard.
  5. Place 2 liters of stock in a large pot on a low heat.
  6. Add the two tins of tomato and the garlic to the stock as well as the peppers, onions and sweet potato. Simmer on a low heat until all vegetables are tender.
  7. Blend the soup until a desired consistency is met.

*Freeze left over soup for up to 1 month

 

Remember:

  • Choose seasonal fresh produce and shop local
  • Eat a rainbow of fresh produce to maximise your rage of vitamin intake and help boost your immune system.

This series is being run by Dietitian, Jenna Bowes.

Jenna is a dietitian with a huge passion for everything health, wellness and vitality. In her words; “I strongly believe in living a healthy and active life while at the same time achieving balance. Easier said than done I know. Enjoyment of food is a big part of life. People celebrate birthdays, religious events and special occasions with and around food, but when it comes to healthy eating, often the enjoyment factor associated with eating food it lost. This is where I love to educate and demonstrate how healthy food can still be tasty and full of flavour without the calorific impact.”

 

WEBSITE           FACEBOOK           INSTAGRAM

 

EMAIL JENNA – jenna@mmedietitians.co.za

FIND HER OFFICES – 340 on Main {Health & Wellness Centre; Bryanston, Johannesburg}

 

Leave a Comment