Roasted Red Bell Pepper and Cauliflower Soup – Gluten Free

Well, it is another cold and rainy day today. This winter, I wanted to try and make more hearty and low-fat soups. My husband’s job requires him to be outdoors during the day.  I know that when it is cold outside, I welcome a soup that warms you up on the inside. I also like to pack these soups for my husband’s lunches. Last week, I made a beautiful sweet potato bisque and with that success I was excited to try this yummy combination!

This soup is very simple, really healthy and has a nice spicy kick to it. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

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Ingredients:

4 cups of your favorite broth (chicken or vegetable)

1 small onion, chopped

1 1/2 tablespoons of chopped garlic

1 small head of cauliflower, florets

4 red bell peppers

2 teaspoons salt

1/2 tablespoon of butter

1/4 cup of fat-free half and half

1 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper

Red pepper flakes for garnish

Directions:
  1. Preheat your oven to 450 F.
  2. Wash and remove any stickers from the red bell peppers.
  3. Place bell peppers on an aluminum foiled tray and place in oven.
  4. Bake for about 30 minutes, rotating the peppers until the peppers are blackened.
  5. Place roasted bell peppers in a plastic bag and close it. Let the peppers rest in its steam for about 10 minutes.
  6. Carefully remove the bell peppers from the bag and remove the blackened skins.
  7. Cut up the bell peppers.
  8. In a large pot, saute onions and garlic in butter until onions are softened.
  9. Add cauliflower and broth and let the pot to simmer until cauliflower is tender.
  10. Add bell peppers and black pepper.
  11. Using an immersion blender, blend soup until smooth
  12. Add half and half and taste for salt
  13. Garnish with a sprinkle of red pepper flakes

Have a warm cozy day!

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2 Comments

Filed under Gluten Free/ Gluten Free Suggestion, Soup

2 responses to “Roasted Red Bell Pepper and Cauliflower Soup – Gluten Free

  1. I have to say I am so happy for this recipe!!! I have a friend coming in from out of town, and she’s kind of a foodie, so I’m planning on having this on hand for her when she arrives. =)

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