Lockdown Comfort Food
South African Garden and Home|June 2020
Lockdown Comfort Food
Delicious, meat-free dishes the whole family will love
Lyn Woodward

TOMATO AND ROASTED RED PEPPER SOUP

(Serves 4–6)

5ml + 30ml olive oil

2 red peppers

2 red onions, peeled and chopped

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 large carrot, peeled and roughly chopped

1 stalk celery, roughly sliced

10ml smoked paprika

3ml cayenne pepper

2 tins whole peeled tomatoes

6 sundried tomatoes, softened in warm water

500ml vegetable or chicken stock salt and milled black pepper, to taste

TO SERVE

olive oil, to drizzle green pesto (basil or coriander) reserved roasted peppers, if desired flatbreads/seed crackers

1. Preheat the oven to grill.

2. Rub 5ml olive oil all over the red peppers. Place them on a baking tray and grill for 2–3 minutes a side, turning frequently until the skin blisters and is charred.

3. Transfer the peppers to an ovenproof bowl and cover with a plate to allow them to steam. As soon as they’re cool enough to handle, peel away the skin and discard the seeds. Set aside.

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June 2020