After the longest and harshest winter ever summer finally arrive in May and we’ve been blessed with temperatures of up to 23°. If you’ve ever been to Ireland you might have noticed that we like to talk a lot about the weather, you see we get so much bad weather that once the sunshine appears it’s all anyone is concerned with.
No matter what time of the year it is I like to enjoy a tasty bowl of soup but the warmer months call for a soup that’s lighter, sweeter and echoes that happy summer feeling. This soup does just that and it’s a perfect lunch for a warm, sunny afternoon. With only 6 ingredients its super easy to prepare.
What you’ll need: (serves 4)
- 2 red peppers
- 2 can of chopped tomatoes
- 2 onion, finely diced
- Maple syrup to taste (optional)
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- Sprig of thyme
- Preheat your oven to 180°C, add 1 tablespoon of the oil to a roasting dish and heat in the oven for a few minutes. Prepare the peppers by cutting length ways into each one to get 4 to 6 pieces. Discard the centre and cut away any of the white pith. When the oil is hot enough remove the tray and add the red peppers skin side down. Keep an eye on them and turn once the skin has started to blacken and blister slightly. They’ll take about 30mins to cook.
- Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a large pan and add the onion. Cook over a medium heat until translucent.
- Add the tomatoes and cook for about 30mins until the tomatoes turn to a more orange colour. Chop up the roasted peppers and add to the mix. With a hand blender or a food processor blend to a silky smooth finish.
- Season to taste and add a drop of maple syrup to sweeten if you think it needs it.
- Top with some fresh thyme.
Share and enjoy!