Go Hot or Cold with this 5:2 and Weight Watchers Diet Recipe:
Roasted Red Pepper Soup
Now that summer is in full swing I am not only enjoying the balmy warm days, but I am revelling in all the fresh seasonal produce that is around right now. My recent vegetable hauls have comprised: red peppers, green peppers, yellow peppers, onions, aubergines, courgettes, tomatoes, garlic, oranges, chillies, lettuce and peaches. The pantry is overflowing with amazing produce and all I have to do is COOK with them! I have already made a big pot of ratatouille, as well as barbecuing some peaches with honey and fresh lavender as well; but, we both fancied a bowl of soup last week, for our 5:2 fast day midday meal, and so I decided to make a red pepper soup, which is one of my favourites.
I had just made a recipe for Dom’s Random Recipes challenge, and with book still lying on the table I decided to see what soup recipes there were on offer, and as luck would have it, there was a recipe for a low-calorie red pepper soup! I tweaked it a bit, but not much and as you can see from the photos we were rewarded with a bowl of beautiful deep red soup, that tasted as delectable as it looked. I opted for the spicy version and added a chopped chilli as well as several drops of Tabasco sauce; but, this soup could just as easily been silky smooth and mellow with no chilli added – maybe with some crème fraîche dolloped on top.
You will see lots of baguette in my photos, obviously if you are on a fast day, then don’t indulge in any bread – but DO have a yard or two if you are having this on a “feast day” – it’s practically de rigueur! The ideal dessert to follow this tasty soup would be some of my barbecued peaches, (that can be cooked in the oven and are also 5:2 friendly) and that are featured in this month’s Morrisons (supermarket) magazine, where I am very pleased to report that I am Blog of the Month!
This soup can be served hot or cold and it is almost better when served chilled, as the flavours are more pronounced. It would make an ideal summer dinner party recipe and I can also see it being served throughout the winter, made with some of those chargrilled peppers you get in jars. We were so taken with the recipe that I made a big batch up for some paying guests who came for dinner the other night, and all of their bowls were wiped clean too.
The recipe for this low-calorie soup is shared below, and one bowl has just 120 calories in it, which means it is PERFECT for a fast day. That’s all for today, I will be back later with more recipes, as well as some reviews, have a great day and see you soon, Karen
Keep popping back! Coming soon………..
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Lemon and Sweet Red Pepper Chicken Kebabs
The soup is served in a Churchill China Penzance Soup Bowl with matching Dinner Plate