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Veg: Spicy red pepper soup with lime

This recipe is definitely in my top 5 soups of all times 🙂 Simple, tasty, vegetarian, exotic, tasty warm or cold.

Spicy red pepper soup with lime


  • 4 big red peppers, without seeds and chopped in chunks
  • 1 chilli pepper sliced
  • 2 large shallots
  • 45g tomato paste
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 1 lime juice and zest
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • hand mixer
  • 800ml boiling water or broth, optional: organic vegetable stock or cube

Cooking time: 10 mins to prepare mins the veggies, 20 mins to cook

Preparation: Not much preparation but still you need to chop the onion and crush the garlic. The peppers must be washed and sliced but not too finely. The chillies are also to be chopped. If you don’t have liquid bouillon (broth) then you can prepare now from a soup cube by dissolving it in warm water (still 600ml),


Fry the onions in the oil for 30 seconds and then add the peppers. Cook for 5 mins, then stir in the crushed garlic, the chillies, the tomato purée and 500ml of the boiling water. Cover and simmer for 10-12 mins. After that blend the veggies with the hand mixer until smooth (I prefer mine still a bit chunky). Return to the pan, add the lime juice, add more/water stock so that it is not too thick or too liquid. Very important now is too taste it and season. At this moment is the time to add more lemon juice or sugar or chilli powder to make it even spicier. Bring the soup back to the boil and serve with the lime rind or lime shreds if you have the special fork to do them.

I have tried to make  this soup using lemon and it was to acid for me, so I highly recommend you to use lime.

I have made this soup for my colleagues, friends, so many people and I haven’t met one who didn’t like it. It’s simplicity makes it purely divine. Enjoy.



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