L chilled roasted red pepper soup

Chilled Roasted Red Pepper SoupRecipe Card

Chilled Roasted Red Pepper Soup
Recipe card - step by step recipe instructions

1Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with heavy duty aluminum foil for easy clean-up.
2Place the bell peppers, tomatoes, onions and garlic on the prepared baking sheet and toss with the olive oil and 2-1/2 teaspoons of the salt. Roast for about 40 minutes, or until the vegetables are just starting to brown.
3Transfer the vegetables and all the juices to a food processor fitted with the blade attachment. Add the rosemary, cayenne pepper, anise seeds and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and purée until almost smooth. Transfer the mixture to a bowl; add the water and balsamic vinegar. Chill in the refrigerator until cold. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and/or balsamic vinegar if necessary. (Note that the soup thickens as it chills; you can thin with a bit of water if necessary.) Serve cold, garnished with fresh rosemary if desired.
4Note: Cook time does not include time to chill in refrigerator.

Chilled Roasted Red Pepper Soup
Recipe Card - ingredients

4 red bell peppers (about 2 pounds), seeded and quartered
3 large vine-ripened tomatoes (about 1-1/4 pounds), quartered
2 medium yellow onions, peeled and quartered
6 cloves garlic, peeled
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
1 tablespoon fresh chopped rosemary, plus more for garnishing the soup
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon anise seeds
2-1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar