Red Pepper (Capiscum) & Tomato Soup

This Red Pepper (Capiscum) & Tomato Soup is one of my all-time favourite soups, not only because it carries the sentimental value of having been the Thermomix demonstration soup recipe for UK Thermomix, but because I just love the way the red pepper blends with the tomato. And the pinch of cayenne pepper really lifts the whole soup. You can optimise the use of your Thermomix by steaming meat and vegetables in the Varoma while your soup cooks for up to 30 minutes before blending, for an all-in-one Varoma meal.

This Red Pepper and Tomato Soup is one of my all-time favourites and I just love the way the capiscum blends with the tomato!

This Red Pepper and Tomato Soup is one of my all-time favourites and I just love the way the capiscum blends with the tomato!

Red Pepper (Capiscum) & Tomato Soup
Serves 4
A delicious, smooth soup where the red pepper taste blends delightfully with the tomato. And the pinch of cayenne pepper really lifts it. Don't forget to harness the steam and make an all-in-one Varoma meal!
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Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
17 min
Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
17 min
Ingredients
  1. 40 g red lentils
  2. 1 garlic clove
  3. 15 g olive oil
  4. 2 red peppers (capiscum), stems and seeds removed, and cut or ripped into chunks
  5. 1 medium onion, peeled and cut in two
  6. 400 g fresh chopped or tinned tomatoes
  7. 400 g stock (or water and a stock cube or Thermomix stock paste)
  8. salt, pepper and cayenne pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Grind the red lentils 30 seconds/Speed 10. Tip out and reserve. No need to clean the TM bowl.
  2. Peel the garlic: 4 seconds/Reverse blade function/Speed 4. Remove the skins and leave the garlic in the bowl.
  3. Add the olive oil, red peppers (capiscum) and onion and chop 5 seconds/Speed 5. Scrape sides of TM bowl with spatula.
  4. Sauté 5 minutes/120° C/Speed 1/MC off (TM31: 5 minutes/100° C/Speed 1/MC off).
  5. Add the stock (or water and stock cube), tomatoes, ground lentils, salt and pepper to taste and a pinch of cayenne pepper (optional). Cook 15 minutes/Varoma/Speed 2 (or up to 30 minutes if steaming meat and vegetables at the same time in the Varoma).
  6. Make sure the MC is on the lid of your Thermomix and blend your soup 1 minute/Speed 10.
  7. If desired, serve with croutons, a swirl of cream and chopped fresh herbs.
Madame Thermomix’s top tip
  1. Your standard 400 g tin of tomatoes holds 400 g of water so just empty the tin full of tomatoes into your TM bowl and then fill it back up with water. Weigh it in and you’ll see that it holds 400 g. Odd, but true!
Adapted from Fast and Easy Cooking
Adapted from Fast and Easy Cooking
Why is There Air? http://www.whyisthereair.com/
Red lentils are a perfect natural thickener for soups and stews. Thermomix makes it fast and easy to grind your own lentils and even make lentil flour!

Red lentils are a perfect natural thickener for soups and stews. Thermomix makes it fast and easy to grind your own lentils and even make lentil flour!

Start with fresh red peppers or capiscum to make this delicious soup.

Start with fresh red peppers or capiscum to make this delicious soup.

Madame Thermomix's Top Tip is too cool: an empty 400-gram tomato tin holds 400 grams of water ;-)

Madame Thermomix’s Top Tip is too cool: an empty 400-gram tomato tin holds 400 grams of water 😉

Don't forget to optimise your Thermomix by steaming meat and vegetables in the Varoma while your soup is cooking for an all-in-one Varoma meal!

Don’t forget to optimise your Thermomix by steaming meat and vegetables in the Varoma while your soup is cooking for an all-in-one Varoma meal!

My Red Pepper and Tomato Soup has a slightly brick-like colour today because I made my stock with purple carrots!

My Red Pepper (capiscum) and Tomato Soup has a slightly brick-like colour today because I made my stock with purple carrots!

This Red Pepper (capiscum) and Tomato Soup is lovely and thick. Try it with a bit of cream, some croutons and sprinkle it with fresh chopped herbs.

This Red Pepper (capiscum) and Tomato Soup is lovely and thick. Try it with a bit of cream, some croutons and sprinkle it with fresh chopped herbs.

Enjoy this delicious Red Pepper (capiscum) and Tomato Soup with Why is There Air!

Enjoy this delicious Red Pepper (capiscum) and Tomato Soup with Why is There Air!

Bon appétit !

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2 Comments

  1. Helene Meurer

    15 December 2016 at 23:52

    It’s FREEZING here at the moment Madame, and this soup just warms me right up, just by reading the recipe! Great ingredients = great colour. Merci!

  2. Madame Thermomix

    16 December 2016 at 11:27

    LOL I ate nearly the whole TM bowl of this delicious soup in one go 😉 It always satisfies. Happy holiday season to you, my dear Thermomixing friend <3 <3 <3

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