Chilli, Red Pepper and Potato Soup

As lockdown is coming to an end and after gaining some weight its time to visit some healthy soup lunches again. As I look back it been nearly two years since my last post. We have moved on a lot since then and I have been doing a lot of work during the pandemic, chasing a degree in History and writing quite a bit too. So for a little while at least its back to the soupmaker recipes. My inspiration here is the need to break with sandwich/baguette style lunches and try to at least reduce my bread intake.

We also have a dog now Reggie! He has helped us through and also makes me walk twice/three times a day. A proper life saver is Reggie.

I love red peppers and chilli so why not try to combine them into a nice fresh soup with a bit of a kick.

Serves: 4

Approximate Calories: 573 (143.25 calories per serving)  

Ingredients

  • 2 generous glugs of oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic – chopped
  • 1 large onion – sliced
  • 2 Red Peppers – chopped
  • 1 or 2 red chilli’s (chilli flakes can be used instead)
  • 1 tbsp of Tomato paste
  • 1 large potato – chopped
  • 700ml to 800ml of Chicken stock
  • Pepper & Salt or to taste

Method:

  • Put the oil in soupmaker (sauté function) or pan and heat
  • Place the onions in the soupmaker or pan and sauté for about 3 minutes
  • Add the Peppers, Chilli & Garlic to the soupmaker of pan for a further 3 minutes
  • Turn off the sauté function. If using a pan then add ingredient’s to the soupmaker
  • Add the Potatoes & Tomato paste to the soup maker and stir
  • Add 700ml to 800ml to the soupmaker (it must be above the minimum level for the soupmaker
  • Add Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Set the soupmaker to Smooth to cook

This soup is a great lunchtime soup or a starter for a meal in a more formal setting, If you like your soups with a bit heat add more chilli’s or chilli flakes.

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