This easy and flavorful vegan roasted red pepper soup recipe is creamy, filling, and simple to make. Perfect for chilly evenings! Vegan, Vegetarian.
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I’ve been on such a roasted red pepper kick lately! Roasting things in the middle of winter is just so satisfying.
You know what else is super satisfying in the middle of winter? SOUP. Especially this soup, because it combines my wintery love of roasting things with my wintery love of soup-eating.
PS – For the non-vegan types, this soup is SO creamy that you won’t even miss the meat or dairy you might be used to.
I love the way the almond milk sweetens up the smoky peppers just a little bit – almond is such a distinctive flavor, and I love using almond milk to lend a bit of depth to quick, simple recipes.
This soup really is simple – just a handful of ingredients (you probably have them all in your pantry already!) The most time consuming piece is roasting the red peppers and waiting for them to cool (no burning your fingerprints off, okay?) – but that’s all inactive time, so you can catch up on work (or, *cough*, the latest New Girl episodes) in between the various steps and just spend half an hour or so throwing everything together and immersion blending away when you’re ready to eat!
Easy vegan roasted red pepper soup – perfect for chilly weeknights!
- 5 large red bell peppers
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil, plus extra for garnish
- 1/2 large yellow onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 Tbsp. flour
- 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- 2 cups vegetable stock
- 1.5 cups almond milk
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)
- Roast red bell peppers in a 400 degree F oven for 30-40 minutes until skin is charred and wrinkly. Remove peppers from oven, place in a bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. Let sit until peppers are cool enough to handle, about 30 minutes, then remove the stem and seeds and peel off the skin. The steam released from the hot peppers when covered with plastic should help the skin come off fairly easily.
- When roasted peppers are peeled and de-seeded, give them a rough chop and set aside.
- Heat olive oil in a medium pot or saucepan over medium heat.
- When oil is shimmering, add onion and garlic and sauté, stirring occasionally, until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Add flour and stir to let the flour soak up as much liquid as possible. Cook for 1 minute more.
- Add balsamic vinegar and stir to combine.
- Add vegetable stock a little at a time, stirring constantly to break up any clumps of flour.
- Add roasted red peppers to the stock and bring soup to a simmer.
- Remove soup from heat and add almond milk.
- Use an immersion blender to blend the soup until smooth. (If you don’t have an immersion blender, transfer soup to a regular blender in batches).
- Taste soup and add seasoning as necessary.
- Ladle soup into bowls and top with a small drizzle of olive oil and a sprig of parsley. Serve immediately.
Serve this soup with my easy crusty French bread!