Winter recipe: Tomato, red pepper soup

Winter recipe: Tomato, red pepper soup
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The soup is not only rich in colour but also loaded with lycopene, a cancer combating food. Roasting onions, tomatoes, peppers and garlic lends a aromatic flavour to the soup

The soup is not only rich in colour but also loaded with lycopene, a cancer combating food. Roasting onions, tomatoes, peppers and garlic lends a aromatic flavour to the soup. If you want a rich, creamy broth then you could puree them or make it a little coarse if you want to munch on tomatoes.
Ingredients
1 tablespoon fresh cream
1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced, or 5 to 8 cloves roasted garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 diced ripened tomatoes, with juice; chopped
1 cup sliced roasted red peppers
1 bowl vegetable broth,
1/2 teaspoon White Pepper powder (optional)
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

How to make
In a large stockpot over medium heat, heat the 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add the onion, garlic, and salt. Cook until soft, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to avoid burning. Add the roasted peppers and tomatoes, cover and cook gently for 10 minutes. Add the stock, pepper powder and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
In a mixer, puree until almost smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste and top with a spoon of fresh cream.
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