Ingredients for - Roasted Pepper and Lentil Soup

1. Red bell pepper, halved lengthwise and seeded 1
2. Yellow bell pepper, halved lengthwise and seeded 1
3. Orange bell pepper, halved lengthwise and seeded 1
4. Olive oil 1 tablespoon
5. Yellow onion, diced 1
6. Carrots, chopped 1 large
7. Garlic, minced 4 cloves
8. Dried tarragon 1 teaspoon
9. Dried thyme 1 ½ teaspoons
10. Paprika 1 teaspoon
11. Canned roma (plum) tomatoes, seeded and diced 4
12. Water 1 tablespoon
13. Hot sauce, or to taste 1 ½ teaspoons
14. Vegetable broth 4 cups
15. Lentils 1 cup
16. Bay leaves 2
17. Salt ¾ teaspoon
18. Freshly ground black pepper 2 pinches
19. Chile oil, or to taste 1 teaspoon
20. Chopped fresh parsley, or to taste 1 tablespoon

How to cook deliciously - Roasted Pepper and Lentil Soup

1 . Stage

Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heating element in your oven and preheat the broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

2 . Stage

Arrange red bell pepper halves, yellow bell pepper halves, and orange bell pepper halves onto prepared baking sheet with cut sides down.

3 . Stage

Roast peppers under the preheated broiler until the skin of the peppers has blackened and blistered, 5 to 8 minutes. Place the blackened peppers into a bowl and tightly seal with plastic wrap. Steam as they cool until the skin has loosened completely, about 20 minutes. Remove and discard skins. Cut peppers into small dice.

4 . Stage

Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat; cook and stir onion and carrot in hot oil until onion is translucent, about 10 minutes. Add garlic, tarragon, thyme, and paprika; continue to cook and stir until garlic is fragrant, about 2 minutes.

5 . Stage

Stir roasted peppers, tomatoes, water, and hot sauce into the peppers mixture, place a cover on the pot, and cook until the tomatoes soften, about 5 minutes.

6 . Stage

Pour vegetable broth into the pot; add lentils, bay leaves, salt, and black pepper; bring to a boil, cover the pot, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until lentils are tender, about 45 minutes.

7 . Stage

Pour soup into a blender or food processor no more than half full. Cover and hold lid down; pulse several time to get the soup to be only slightly chunky. Repeat processing until all soup has been blended.