Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 40 mins

This one doesn't use roasted capsicums, but it is delicious. I make it every year and freeze it. I have made it with red, yellow and orange capsicums, they all have a slightly different taste. All good.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt the butter in a (3 Qt.) saucepan over medium heat. Add the bell peppers and onion.
  2. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is soft but not browned.
  3. Mix in the cumin and cayenne. Add the chicken broth.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Cover.
  6. Reduce heat. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  7. Scoop out the vegetables.
  8. Transfer the vegetables to a blender or food processor.
  9. Add a little broth.
  10. Process until smooth.
  11. Return the puree to the broth in the pan.
  12. Mix in the lemon juice. Adjust seasoning.
  13. Reheat to serving temperature. Serve hot. Cheers Doreen Doreen Randal, Wanganui.
  14. New Zealand.


Most Helpful

This was really nice. I had exactly 3 peppers I wanted to do something "different" with. I really liked the addition of cumin. I also had some cilantro and a little garlic powder that I pureed along with the peppers/onions all in the same pot. It added another wonderful level of flavor to the finished soup. This would be really nice alongside a grilled sharp cheddar cheese quesadilla! Thanks for sharing!

Larawithoutau May 12, 2016

I used a combination of yellow/red/orange bell peppers. Mine turned out thinner than I like and maybe too lemony. This isn't a keeper for me, but I enjoyed trying something different, thank you!

mandabacca April 04, 2012

Phenomenal recipe! I had a combo of chopped red, orange and yellow peppers in my freezer so I thought I'd try this out. I threw in a few stalks of celery too. I just couldn't believe how much flavour it had!

I put it all together and blended it up with my immersion blender. I ate the first bowl and then decided to strain out the little bits of pepper skin and I really preferred it that way. And I don't think I added quite as much lemon juice as was called for - just enough until I thought it tasted right.

I went out and bought peppers again tonight since they were on sale... I'm making a triple batch tomorrow night now that I have all the peppers chopped up! Thanks for a really flavourful and relatively easy recipe! One of my new favourites!

OoAMYoO June 06, 2011

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