Spicy pepper and tomato soup

2 tbsp olive oil , plus extra to serve
2 onions , finely sliced
1 carrot , finely chopped
3 red peppers , roughly chopped
3 garlic cloves , sliced
1 red chilli , sliced
400g can chopped tomatoes
850ml vegetable stock
4 tbsp Greek-style yogurt
1/2 cucumber, halved, deseeded, coarsely grated and squeezed of excess water
a few mint leaves, chopped

Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Tip in the onions, carrot and peppers. Cook gently for 15 mins, to soften. Add the garlic and chilli, and cook for a few mins more. Pour over the chopped tomatoes and 800ml of the stock. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10-15 mins until the veg is completely tender.

Meanwhile, mix the yogurt, cucumber and mint in a bowl, and season.

Blitz the soup with a hand blender until smooth, using the extra stock to thin if it has become too thick. Heat through, season and spoon into bowls. Serve with a dollop of the yogurt mixture on top, a drizzle of olive oil and some fresh crusty bread.

Original post with credits


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