Warm up from the inside out with soup! Cozy up to this roasted red pepper soup, and let it warm you from your toes on up!
The weather outside may be dreary, but that doesn't mean your food has to be as well. Colder months can also mean lively, bright, hearty, and healthy food options. The best way to incorporate all of these key nutrients into your diet is soup. You can add an array of vegetables, herbs and spices to liven it up. Eating soup is a quick and hot meal that can be prepared in no time. When you make your own soup, you can gauge the amount of salt and fat you are adding to it. Store bought soups tend to be high in sodium which can leave us feeling lethargic and bloated.
The base of this soup is the humble red pepper. This mighty vegetable is used in salads and many dishes, but in a soup it comes alive! These peppers are roasted in the oven, and once they are done, cooking this recipe comes together in no time. Adding tahini will give this soup a nutty and earthy flavor. The best part about this recipe is that it can be used as a pasta sauce the following day. This makes a quick and simple dinner that will impress your family and guests.
Red peppers are nutritionally rich in so many nutrients and vitamins. Red peppers are very high in vitamin C that can help keep your immune system healthy and boost antioxidants in the body. During winter months, red peppers are an amazing way to heat our internal core. These crisp and vibrant vegetables activate thermogenesis in the body which can increase metabolism.
This recipe calls for Harissa which is a wonderful spice. If you cannot find it in the grocery store, just double the quantity of smoked paprika, or add cumin for extra flavor.