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SPICY RAW TOMATO + RED PEPPER SOUP

This spicy raw tomato + red pepper soup recipe is the best! It’s a refreshing chilled summer soup, perfect for your garden tomatoes and red bell peppers.

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Happy New Year! We’ll be starting the New Year off with this raw soup with tomatoes, red pepper and herbs to help cleanse and detox the days gone by.

Similar to gazpacho, this raw tomato and red pepper soup is light and refreshing. Plus, it’s an alkalizing, anti-inflammatory soup, and full of beneficial ingredients that your body will thank you for.

Let the power of red work wonders for your health. Each ingredient has its own special nutritional benefit, all of which contain plenty of vitamins, minerals, fiber and some proteins.

For extra protein and nutrition, try adding a sprinkle of black sesame, hemp hearts or chia seeds on top. It would also be great with spiralized zucchini noodles!

Eating fresh and clean for half of your daily intake is highly helpful in keeping the mind, body and spirit aligned and in good health.

Cheers to good health in the new year!

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Ingredients You’ll Need

In this easy recipe, we’ll be pureeing fresh tomatoes, red bell pepper, herbs and spices into a light and refreshing soup, perfect for the hot summertime weather!

Here is everything you will need:

  • tomatoes
  • red bell pepper
  • lemon
  • nutritional yeast
  • cilantro, parsley or basil
  • a few chives
  • red pepper flakes
  • himalayan salt

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How To Make Spicy Raw Tomato + Red Pepper Soup

  • Prep: Quarter your tomatoes. Core and de-seed your bell pepper, cut into slices.
  • Puree: Place all ingredients in food processor/blender and blend until a soup consistency. Taste for flavor adding extra ingredients to suit your taste.

And that’s it! Now you’re ready to enjoy this soup either chilled or at room temperature.

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How To Store Leftovers

  • Refrigerator: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 – 5 days in an airtight container.
  • Freezer: For longer storage, raw tomato + bell pepper soup can be stored in the freezer for up to 2 – 3 months using freezer safe containers. Let thaw before serving.

Serving Suggestions

This raw soup is light and great on its’ own, but can be made into a more complete meal with a few of these serving suggestions:

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More Raw Soup Recipes

If you try this raw tomato soup recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.

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SPICY RAW TOMATO + RED PEPPER SOUP

Similar to gazpacho, this spicy raw tomato soup with red pepper, herbs and lemon is alkalizing and refreshing. Cleanse and detox the days gone by with this anti-inflammatory soup!

  • Author: Julie | The Simple Veganista
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2 - 3 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: puree
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 lb. (16oz.) tomatoes (use your favorite)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cored and sliced
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • 2 teaspoons nutritional yeast
  • a few cilantro, parsley or basil leaves
  • a few chives
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • himalayan salt to taste

Instructions

Prep: Quarter your tomatoes. Core and de-seed your bell pepper, cut into slices.

Puree: Place all ingredients in food processor/blender and blend until a soup consistency. Taste for flavor adding extra ingredients to suit your taste.

Enjoy as is or place in the refrigerator to chill for 1 hour before eating.

Makes about 3 cups, serves 2 – 3

Serve: Place in individual bowls and top with a squeeze of lemon juice over top and some chopped chives, parsley or basil. Sliced or diced avocado is also excellent adding a little creaminess!

Notes

Would be great with julienned or spiralized zucchini noodles.

Feel free to gently warm this soup!

Keywords: raw tomato soup

Updated: Raw Tomato + Red Pepper Soup was originally published in January 2013. It has been retested and updated with new photos and helpful tips in March 2020.

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15 Comments

  1. Sammy lee says:

    First Off I have no idea what nutritional yeast is nor where to get it so I didn’t use it, second this soup was very good, amazing actually, as a topping i put in zucchini because I didn’t have avocados but I bet the avocados would have made it creamier. It has a surprisingly mellow tastes with a sudden kick with sweetness that lingers at the end, the red pepper flakes give it some heat which should not be skipped on just adds to the flavor, there is a slight creaminess to the texture which is also included to the taste. I really loved this one.

  2. Does it taste as good as a warm soup for winter or does it lose flavor with heating?

    1. Julie | The Simple Veganista says:

      Great question! You can serve this warm too, just gently warm it over low heat. It will be delicious!

  3. Making this tonight…not adding nutritional yeast because it isn’t sold here. Is it really necessary? Guess I will find out.

    1. Julie | The Simple Veganista says:

      No need to add nutritional yeast, will still be great! Let me know how it went. Enjoy :)

  4. Hello,

    This looks delicious! Do you have a thought on what would create a similar flavor, instead of using nutritional yeast?

    Thanks much!

    1. Julie | The Simple Veganista says:

      You could try marmite. I’ve never tried it myself, but I’ve read that many don’t think it’s quite as flavorful as nutritional yeast.

    1. Julie | The Simple Veganista says:

      I’m not sure if this will freeze well or not. I haven’t tried it with this recipe but I think it might do well. Would love to know how it goes if you end up freezing some. Cheers :)

  5. Angela @ Canned Time says:

    This looks perfect for me. The blend of spices, fresh pepper, yum! I love simple soups and then freezing half to have ready to go on those days you need a quick but healthy meal. Really love this one!

    1. I love these simple style soups too, so easy and good! Freezing is a great idea too, I'll have to double up and freeze some of this next time I make it. :)

  6. Catherine Droessler says:

    This looks so delicious, I'll have to try that for sure!!

    1. Easy and delicious, just how we like it. :)

  7. Elizabeth says:

    this sounds fab! Planning on making it this week!

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