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Roasted Pepper and Lentil Soup

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"This summery soup can be served cold or hot. The lentils make the soup hearty while still light and refreshing."
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2 h servings 204
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heating element in your oven and preheat the broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Arrange red bell pepper halves, yellow bell pepper halves, and orange bell pepper halves onto prepared baking sheet with cut sides down.
  3. Roast peppers under the preheated broiler until the skin of the peppers has blackened and blistered, 5 to 8 minutes. Place the blackened peppers into a bowl and tightly seal with plastic wrap. Steam as they cool until the skin has loosened completely, about 20 minutes. Remove and discard skins. Cut peppers into small dice.
  4. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat; cook and stir onion and carrot in hot oil until onion is translucent, about 10 minutes. Add garlic, tarragon, thyme, and paprika; continue to cook and stir until garlic is fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  5. Stir roasted peppers, tomatoes, water, and hot sauce into the peppers mixture, place a cover on the pot, and cook until the tomatoes soften, about 5 minutes.
  6. Pour vegetable broth into the pot; add lentils, bay leaves, salt, and black pepper; bring to a boil, cover the pot, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until lentils are tender, about 45 minutes.
  7. Pour soup into a blender or food processor no more than half full. Cover and hold lid down; pulse several time to get the soup to be only slightly chunky. Repeat processing until all soup has been blended.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Use 1 tablespoon of liquid from the canned tomatoes in place of the water for added flavor.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 204 calories; 3.9 32.9 10.6 0 720 Full nutrition

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This was absolutely delicious! The peppers roasted nicely on my outdoor grill, and I prepared nearly everything else just as the recipe directed. Only changed a couple of things. I used canne...

I made this for my family and they ate all of it and asked for more! So good. Followed the recipe to a T (except for the garnishes). Most time consuming part is roasting the peppers. You can bu...

This is my new favorite soup. Really good flavors and it's filling.

No changes. Very flavorful. Keeping this one. Thanks for sharing!