As summer transitions to fall, cozy up with a bowl of this vegan and paleo roasted red pepper carrot soup to keep warm.
While it always pains me to bid farewell to summer, fall is almost upon us. You know it’s almost here when you can feel the crispness in the air at night and find yourself suddenly reaching for a cozy blanket or pair of slippers that have been tucked away for the last few months. And although there are plenty of ways to keep warm as fall approaches, one of the most delicious ways to stay cozy is soup.
This roasted red pepper carrot cashew soup is one of my favorite ways to keep warm as we transition from summer to fall. It’s creamy and nourishing with a hint of fall spice; perfect for the in-between season.
The deep flavor comes from roasting carrots and red bell peppers then sautéing and simmering them in a mix of spices before blending. It’s easy to make and has a creamy texture that’s warming and filling without being heavy.
And as with most soups the flavor improves over time, so you can make it ahead of time and keep it in the fridge for an easy weekday lunch. (It also makes a nice first course for dinner or a holiday meal.)
How to make roasted red pepper carrot soup:
First the peppers go into the oven first and get a head start on the carrots. Both are roasted until tender and the peppers are slightly charred. Roasting the vegetables concentrates their sweetness and intensifies their flavor all while giving the soup a hint of smokiness.
Next garlic, cinnamon, coriander and a pinch of cayenne are sautéed until fragrant. In go the roasted vegetables, water and cashews to simmer and soften. Blooming the spices in oil first gives them a deeper, earthy intensity.
Finally everything takes a spin in the blender until silky and smooth. The softened cashews give the roasted red pepper carrot soup a creamy feel without having to use any cream or milk making it both paleo and vegan.
What you end up with is a warmly spiced, vibrant fall soup that gently heats you from the inside out.
More red pepper recipes to try:
Fire Roasted Paleo Tomato Red Pepper Soup (Paleo, Vegan)
Muhammara Roasted Red Pepper Walnut Dip (Paleo, Vegan)
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Sun-Dried Tomato Romesco (Paleo, Vegan)