Roasted Tomato & Red Pepper Soup {Paleo, gluten free}

Roasted Tomato & Red Pepper Soup
Roasted Tomato & Red Pepper Soup with Grain Free & Paleo Biscuits
Roasted Tomato & Red Pepper Soup by Colorful Eats {Paleo & Grain free}

Colorful. Warm. Comforting.

Rainy days call for tomato soup and fresh biscuits! Although is perpetual summer here in Hawaii, a few gloomy days of rain and thunder meant lots of baking and Christmas decorating. 

My favorite soup is creamy tomato basil, but I decided to try something different this time. I love cream based soups but wanted to make a lighter version with roasted vegetables to bring out a sweetness of natural flavors. A dollop of crème fraîche or sour cream is an absolutely necessary topping. Use grain free sandwich bread or grain free biscuits to dip in this delicious roasted soup! My husband even asked for a second bowl, so it must be pretty tasty!  Serve a cup of this delicious roasted tomato soup for a warm winter meal.

I hope this cheery red soup warms your kitchen on a cold winter day!  Bon appetit!

Roasted Tomato Red Pepper Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh tomatoes
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 red onion, medium
  • 1 small head garlic, pealed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth, homemade preferably
  • 15 oz tomato sauce, canned

{creme fraiche & chives to top}

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Cube tomatoes, red pepper and onion.  Place on baking sheet.  Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with seasonings. Slice butter into small pieces on top of vegetables.  Roast for 30 minutes, stirring halfway after 15 minutes.
  • Allow roasted vegetables to cool for 10 minutes. Purée vegetables, broth and tomato sauce in blender until smooth, scraping down the sides several times while blending.
  • Heat tomato soup in a sauce pan allowing the soup to slowly simmer for a few minutes to blend the flavors together. Serve hot topped with crème fraîche and chives.
  • Use biscuits or sandwich bread to dip in soup!
Roasted Tomato & Red Pepper Soup by Colorful Eats. Perfect for a cold winter day. {Paleo}

Nutrition Information

Brightly colored foods great for gloomy winter days to add some color to your plate, cheer to your mood, and nutrition to your daily meal.  Phytonutrients and colors found in fresh plant based foods are powerful antioxidants, active vitamins, enzymes and minerals.  Tomatoes are high in lycopene, red bell peppers in beta carotene and garlic in sulfur—all anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory nutrients.

Homemade soup with homemade broth is full of nutrients and flavors.  Many canned soups are packed with sugars, starches, preservatives and chemicals.  Soup is often labeled as a “healthy” food, but even the organic brands can be full of wheat, gluten products, food colorings, and chemicals.  If you   

For a great tutorial on making homemade bone broth see these step by step instructions.  I let mine simmer for 24 hours to get the full nutritional benefit and rich flavor.  Allowing your broth to simmer for a long period of time, means more amino acids and gelatinous protein is extracted from the bones.  These amino acids are extremely beneficial to digestive healing and immunity.

Bone broth is a key component to the GAPS diet, Dr. Campbell-McBride, which encourages healing (psychological and digestive) through restoring proper digestion and immunity. 

Colorful Eats—Roasted Tomato & Red Pepper Soup for a colorful winter meal. {Paleo}
Roasted Tomato & Red Pepper Soup with Grain Free Biscuits by Colorful Eats