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Roasted pumpkin, capsicum & tomato soup

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The roasted vegetables combine with the homemade vegetable stock to make a very simple yet tasty soup.  Best with homemade vegetable stock but if you are time poor you can substitute with a good quality packaged stock.

Ingredients

  • 1L / 1.7pt vegetable stock (homemade or packaged) – less stock for thicker soup
  • 4 tomatoes –  washed, blanched
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil – for roasting
  • 4 cups butternut pumpkin – peeled, rinsed, diced
  • 1 red capsicum – seeded, washed, halved
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil – for frying
  • 1 onion – peeled, rinsed, sliced finely
  • 1 garlic clove – peeled, rinsed, crushed

Directions

  1. Prepare the stock.  Prepare vegetables.
  2. Preheat fan-forced oven to 200C / 390F.
  3. Fill a large pot with water and bring to the boil.  Add tomatoes for 1-2 minutes to blanch.  Remove, peel skins and slice in half.
  4. Oil the oven proof dish add tomatoes faced down, capsicum and pumpkin. Place dish into oven for 15 minutes.
  5. In a large pot add olive oil and heat to medium, cook the onions and garlic for 2 minutes.
  6. Place prepared roasted vegetables and vegetable stock into the pot on high bringing to the boil. 
  7. Lower heat and simmer covered for 25 minutes.  In a food processor or blender blend soup and serve.

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