Roasted Tomato, Red Pepper and Chorizo Soup

Mediterranean, healthy, main meal soup, bell peppers, basil

Yesterday I found myself with a glut of vine tomatoes, peppers and a pack of chorizo and knowing that I had to go to my son’s school in the evening I decided soup and cold food would be the perfect solution. I have tried making a roasted tomato soup before but without stock and it was a let down so this time I opted for chicken stock to give a bit more back bone and lemon juice and sugar to give a sharp/sweet intensity. I used Eschalion shallots because I happened to have them but you could use red onions. Roasting the garlic cloves in their skins prevented them from burning and produced little squishy pods of sweet lushiousness.

Mediterranean, healthy, main meal soup, bell peppers, basil

I was really pleased with the way this soup turned out, it’s definitely one to have as part of a main meal and not a starter! There’s a bit of sweet/sour thing going on with a basil back note and then the chunks of pepper, tomato and chorizo are just divine when you hit them! We had our soup with a big warm crusty loaf and not only was it delicious but filling too! The only person not so keen was my young daughter as she doesn’t like spicy chorizo – but the more you give you children different foods they will eventually learn to eat them so I persevere!

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Roasted Tomato, Red Pepper and Chorizo Soup
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An intensely flavoursome soup made with roasted tomatoes, peppers, fried chorizo and basil with a sweet sharp edge to it courtesy of lemon juice and brown sugar:-)
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Spanish
Serves: 4
  • 750g Vine ripened tomatoes, mixed sizes, larger ones quartered
  • 130g Eschalion shallots (or red onions)
  • 1 Red pepper, cut into wide strips
  • 1 Orange pepper, cut into wide strips
  • 6 Cloves garlic, unpeeled
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 600 mls Chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp Tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Soft Light brown sugar
  • 25 Fresh basil, washed and stalks removed + extra for garnish
  • 120g Chorizo, chopped
  • Salt flakes and freshly ground pepper
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 170⁰C.
  2. Put all the vegetables and whole garlic cloves in a bowl and mix well with the oil and a good seasoning of salt.
  3. Place on a baking tray and roast for approximately 45mins – 50 mins turning half way through until roasted but not charred.
  4. Meanwhile fry the chorizo in a drop of oil for a minute or two until crispy – drain and set aside.
  5. Once the vegetables are roasted remove the garlic, half the peppers and a good handful of the cherry sized tomatoes.
  6. Cut the pepper strips into chunks and set aside with the reserved cherry tomatoes.
  7. Put the remaining vegetables and juices in a large saucepan and then cut and squeeze the garlic cloves in there, discarding the skin.
  8. Add the stock, tomato puree, lemon juice, sugar and seasoning to taste and bring to a simmer.
  9. Add the basil leaves and blend with a stick blender.
  10. Return the reserved vegetables and fried chorizo to the pan (holding some back for garnishing), check seasoning and gently heat through before serving.
  11. Garnish with the reserved vegetables, chorizo and basil.
  12. Serve with warm crusty bread.

Mediterranean, healthy, main meal soup, bell peppers, basil

As this recipe uses herbs I am entering it into Lavender & Lovage’s Cooking with Herbs event which is being hosted by Lancashire Food this month. I’m also entering it into Javelin Warrior’s Cookin w’luv Made with Love Mondays challenge as it is made from scratch. Next I’m entering Ren Behan’s Simple & in Season as tomatoes are definitely in season! Over at Four Seasons Food the theme is red and is being hosted by The Spicy Pear and founded by Eat Your Veg and Delicieux! The No Waste Food Challenge is next as I used up my tomatoes & peppers and is being hosted by Utterly Scrummy and originates from Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary. Finally I’m also entering Extra Veg which is again hosted by Utterly Scrummy who runs it jointly with Fuss Free Flavours.

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For more roasted vegetable soup inspiration you might like to check out the following recipes too!

Roast Carrot and Coriander Soup from Fish Fingers for Tea

Roasted Onion Soup from Hungry Healthy Happy

Four Tomato & Red Pepper Soup from Tinned Tomatoes

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  1. Karen

    I love this soup, so filling, tasty and moreish. The roasted veg smells divine cooking away in the oven. I added some warm black olives on serving as well.

    1. Camilla

      Ooh, yes olives would be a fab addition:-) Thanks for your lovely feedback Karen:-)

  2. Lisa Williams

    such a great fulfilling recipe I love soup at the best of times but this one is so tasty I think the roasting really takes it up a gear! So yeah in other words NOM!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Lisa:-)

  3. Paul Wilson

    Sounds delicious.

  4. michelleclaire

    This sounds amazing, I’m going to try it this week!

    1. Camilla


  5. tiggerific1973

    Sounds delicious!

  6. NatalieWhite91

    I love red peppers in a soup – any soup recipe with those in it is a winner for me, and with chorizo – my mouth is watering!

    1. Camilla

      Glad to hear it Natalie:-)

  7. Maya Russell

    I would make this into a smooth soup but it does look good.

  8. Sisley

    I love tomatoes, peppers and chorizo. I bet this was delicious x

    1. Camilla

      Yes these flavours were made for each other;-)

  9. Ursula Hunt

    Great to warm you up after a night first footing- Happy New Year

    1. Camilla

      Thanks – Happy New Year to you too Ursula! I had a report from WordPress last night and you are in my Top 5 commenters so thank you:-)

  10. Simon Hayter

    I don’t normally like soup but that looks awesome!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  11. Paul Wilson

    A hearty soup, perfect for a winter’s day.

  12. Farhana

    Sounds and looks great and seems to be easy to follow. thanks

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Farhana:-)

  13. Anne Dalzell

    Warming, tasty and delicious. How gorgeous.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  14. Paul Wilson

    This sounds absolutely delicious.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Paul:-)

  15. Abigail Cullen

    This looks a very wholesome soup and really nice.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  16. William Gould

    Will have to bear this in mind as it will soon be time for winter soups!

  17. Carolin

    That sounds amazing, will have to try this! I love a good tomato soup, even had one as our wedding soup 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, it is lush:-)

  18. Galina V

    So colourful and flavourful! A beautiful soup.

  19. babisham

    Wow this looks yummy, I’m sure it will be a hit with my family x

  20. Ursula Hunt

    Wholesome soup

  21. Susan Joyce Rogers

    This looks lovely

  22. Dianemjackson5

    Looks really tasty. I think I’ll have a go at this one 🙂

  23. Jane McColl

    I made this yesterday and it was fabulous, thank you

    1. Camilla

      So glad you like it:-)

  24. Heather Haigh

    What a glorious colour, and it looks so rich and thick. I can almost taste it from here.

    1. Camilla


  25. Laura Carroll

    Looks great! And so much healthy goodness too 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks you:-)

  26. Chris Williams

    this sounds scrummylicious

  27. janetbennett

    fabulous, my favourite soup

  28. Herbert Appleby

    Oooo I just fancy a bit a Spanish now the sun is out.

  29. Tracy Nixon

    This sounds delicious! Chorizo seems to be used so much more often these days too – me and the kids love it!! (though I cannot eat much as it gives me a little tummy trouble the next day)

  30. Heather Haigh

    Fabulous bold flavours. Mmm.

  31. Jayne Sullivan

    This looks delicious. As I am a vegetarian I am sure I could leave out the chorizo.

  32. Corina

    This has some of my favourite ingredients in – I’m a big fan of chorizo and I eat peppers and tomatoes every day. It looks beautiful.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, I hope you get to try it:-)

  33. Victoria

    this would go down very well in my household!

  34. ninjacat

    What a great combination of ingredients !

  35. Michelle Utterlyscrummy

    A delicious way to use up a glut of veg, healthy, tasty and freezable too Thanks so much for linking up with No Waste Food Challenge this month 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Michelle:-)

  36. Chris

    To me this looks like a really wonderful soup.

  37. Charlotte Foy

    This sounds delicious, anything with chorizo is lovely!

  38. This looks delicious! I make a similar soup without the chorizo. I’ll definitely give this a try.

  39. handbar

    I think it may be a little spicy for me but my son would love it. I usually go for the more boring bland food!

    1. Camilla

      The only spice is from the Chorizo so I suppose you need to like chorizo to like this soup!

  40. bev

    Ohhh – chorizo soup! I love chorizo!

    1. Camilla


  41. Sally - My Custard Pie

    We like a chunky, spicy soup in our house. Lovely

  42. Ursula Hunt

    Bet this has a bit of a kick

    1. Camilla

      It surely does:-)

  43. Elizabeth

    Mmm this sounds so lovely! Thank you for sharing with the No Waste Food Challenge 🙂

    1. Camilla


  44. Angela @ My Golden Pear

    I’ve never been a fan of plain old tomato soup but your version looks so fresh and lovely and I love the idea of adding chorizo for an extra flavour kick. On my list for next weeks lunch 🙂 Lovely photo btw.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Angela. Hope you enjoy it!

  45. Paul Wilson

    Roasting vegetables adds so much flavour.

  46. Javelin Warrior

    I love the combination of chorizo with tomatoes – they’re made for each other, I think. And with fresh summer tomatoes now making their way to my kitchen, this sounds like a wonderful summer soup. Perfectly vibrant and simple to make…

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Mark! I’m a late comer to chorizo and had been put off by some cheap ones I’d tried but now I’m a complete convert and they were definitely made for tomatoes:-)

  47. june1948

    I have made this & it is absolutely delicious

    1. Camilla

      Wow, that was quick – so pleased you like it:-)

  48. Ciara (@My Fussy Eater)

    Sounds delicious. I love roasted tomatoes and peppers together and chorizo makes everything taste even better!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, they do work so well together:-)

  49. Lancashire Food

    Beautiful , thanks for linking up to Cooking with herbs. A delicious summery recipe

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  50. Vohn McGuinness

    Love it Camiila – sounds and looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe. x

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  51. Jen @ Blue Kitchen Bakes

    Delicious! Such a lovely colour too packed full of my favourite flavours, my OH isn’t a big fan of soup as he always claims that it doesn’t fill you up (no idea where he gets that idea from) so I think this could be one to convince him otherwise 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jen, I think you could be right, my boys loved it:-)

  52. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    I love roasted tomatoes in soup, it really brings out the flavour.

    Thanks for including my onion soup recipe too 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Yes I love all roasted vegetables as it really brings out the sweetness and flavour in them:-) Pleasure!

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