Roasted Yellow Pepper Soup

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Preparation Time 15 minutes Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 Cost Per Serving $1.45
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5Yellow Bell Peppers, roasted and peeled
2 cupsOnion or Leek , roughly chopped
1 cupRed Lentils
2 clovesGarlic, crushed
6 cupsWater or Vegetable/Chicken Stock
2 tbspExtra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 cupTarragon or your favorite herb, finely chopped
1 tbspDijon Mustard (optional)
To TasteSea Salt & Freshly Ground Black Pepper


  1. You can use jarred roasted peppers but to roast them yourself, char over an open flame, BBQ, or oven broiler until the skins are black. Place charred peppers in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap for a couple minutes. Peel the skins off, open them up and remove the seeds. Set aside.
  2. For the soup, in a large soup pot over medium high heat, add oil. Add the onion and garlic and cook until soft and lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the peppers and lentils and cover with enough water or stock until it’s about 2 inches above the ingredients. Bring to boil, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Add Dijon, season with salt and pepper and blend until smooth and creamy. Top with some fresh tarragon and serve.


  • Eating just 1 more serving a day (a serving is 1 cup of raw vegetables or fruit or ½ cup cooked) is linked to a 6% lower risk of bladder cancer.
  • Yellow bell peppers are rich in the antioxidant vitamin A. Getting antioxidants from food may prevent bladder cancer, but taking antioxidant supplements is linked to a 52% higher risk of developing the disease. Why? It's easy to get too much of an antioxidant with supplements, but foods come with the right balance of nutrients.
  • Eating foods higher in folate is linked to reduced bladder cancer risk. One cup of lentils provides 90% of the folate most people need in a day.
  • If you receive radiation treatment to the bladder, you may experience digestive upset. Try reducing fibre until your side effects improve by replacing beans with fibre-free protein options such as eggs and chicken breasts.