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Yellow Pepper Soup With Red Pepper Harissa

Ingredients you will need are;

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

3 yellow peppers, diced

1 carrot, finely diced

1 small onion, diced

1 medium sweet potato, diced

2 cups hot reduced-salt vegetable or chicken bouillon

zest of 1 orange, grated

juice of 1 orange

freshly ground black pepper

RED PEPPER HARISSA

2 red peppers, cut in half lengthwise, seeds removed

2 tomatoes, cut in half

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

2 teaspoons no added salt tomato paste

hot chili sauce

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

flat-leaf parsley to garnish

1.  Heat the oil in a nonstick saucepan over a low heat.  Add the yellow peppers, carrot and onion.  Cook, stirring for 10 minutes or until the peppers are soft.  Add the sweet potato and bouillon.  Simmer for 20 minutes or until the potato is soft.  Cool slightly.

2. Transfer mixture to a food processor.  Add orange zest and juice and puree.  Season with black pepper.  Return soup to a clean saucepan.  Reheat.

3. To serve ladle soup into warm bowls and top with harissa.

HARISSA

1.  Preheat grill to hot.  Using your hands, gently flatten the red pepper and tomato halves and place skin side up on aluminum foil under the grill.  Cook until skins blacken.  Set aside until cool enough to handle.  Remove skins.

2.  Place pepper and tomato flesh in a food processor.  Add vinegar, tomato paste, hot chili sauce, salt and black pepper.  Puree and set aside until ready to serve.

3.  Serve with a sprig of flat-leaf parsley.