I love my Vitamix Yellow Pepper Soup

To honor the arrival of the newest member of my family, a red Vitamix named Amazon Cherry, I thought I would post a wonderful reciepe for you all. First I just wanted to say that buying a Vitamix was the best thing I have done since I started down the path to Vegan. I know they are expensive, but no one blinks twice when you buy a $350 grill! I have used it everyday, multiple times a day to make everything from smoothies to soup to salad dressing. It is AWESOME, so if you are vegan, or trying to be, I recommend you have a garage sale (I sold things on ebay) or beg your mom for your birthday to get you one of these awesome machines. I got mine from QVC because they let you make payments. You can check it out here QVC VITAMIX.

Yellow Bell Pepper Soup

According to cronometer, this recipe is about 150-200 calories. I ate the entire recipe by myself in two sittings, but there is more than enough to share!

Ingredients

2 Yellow Bell Peppers
1/4 onion
1 clove garlic
1 TBSP tomato paste
2 c. vegetable stock
1/2 c. almond milk (or coconut milk, or soy milk, you choose)
1/4 c. cilantro
1/2 ear of corn
1 TBSP corn starch
salt
pepper

Directions

  1. Turn on the good ol’ broiler. Slice the peppers in half and let them sit under the broiler until the skin starts to blister and turn black (tip: let them get good and black and blistery. It really makes the skin removal process easier). Take them out of the oven and put them in a paper bag or air tight container right away, and let them sit for a few minutes. (for me this process took some practice, so don’t fret if you don’t get it right the first time). Then peel the skin off.

    Roasted Yellow peppers. I would suggest letting them get a little more black than this.

     

  2. At the same time, rough chop the 1/4 onion and 1 clove of garlic. Saute on medium heat until translucent. I don’t add any oils or anything and they work just fine.

    Saute onions and garlic until translucent (this is them right in the beginning)

  3. Put the onions, peppers, garlic, tomato paste, and stock in the blender. Blend on high for 2 minutes. Add the milk and corn starch. Blend on high for an additional 2 minutes. (The great thing about the Vitamix is it heats up the soup!) If you are not using a Vitamix or other high powered blender, blend the items until creamy, put in a sauce pan and simmer until warm.

    Soup in the blender

  4. Finally, chop up the cilantro and remove the corn from the cob. Garnish your soup. (I call it garnish, but you really need it to be super yummy. I even add more corn sometimes.

    Corn and Cilantro for topping

  5. Ta Da! Enjoy. It looks a little frothy because the Vitamix churns it up.

 

 

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2 Responses to I love my Vitamix Yellow Pepper Soup

  1. Ethan Erway says:

    Heather, this looks really good. Although I’ll always be a meat eater, I like to look at vegan recipes because you guys really know how to fix your veggies. Yum!

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