Roasted Capsicum Soup with Basil Oil

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My Roasted Capsicum Soup with Basil Oil is so comforting to eat. The delicious combination of red peppers, tomato and onion roasted to perfection offers a delightfully sweet and comforting taste. I love to serve this soup with a basil oil which takes seconds to make. The flavours complement each other so well, and the colour is so vibrant!

Aside from being delicious, red capsicum has a lot of health benefits! They’re a great source of Vitamin A, B6 and C, and are packed full of antioxidants. I enjoy eating capsicum both raw and cooked. Serve strips of capsicum on a dip platter or add to your salad for a burst of colour. Capsicum is a great addition to pasta sauces and on pizza. Fill halved peppers with a delicious array of ingredients and roast – such as our Piedmontese Roasted Peppers.

I wrote this recipe for my friend Alecia, who was in search of some Quick and Easy Homemade Soup Recipes. You’ll have to check out her blog!

So, tell me – what is your favourite soup recipe? Some of my favourites (aside from my Roasted Capsicum Soup, of course!) are Potato, Pumpkin and Sweet Potato, Carrot and Broccoli and Potato Soup.

I hope that my Roasted Capsicum Soup with Basil Oil will become a new favourite in your household. Do let me know in the comments below if you try it.


Alex xx

5 from 88 votes

Roasted Capsicum Soup with Basil Oil

Vibrant in colour and full of flavour, this soup is an ideal starter or easy meal. Vegan and gluten-free!

Course Entree, Main Course, Soup, Starter
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword capsicum, delicious, easy hummus, gluten free option, red pepper, roasted vegetables, simple, soup, vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 195 kcal
Author Alexandra


For the soup –

  • 2 red capsicums bell peppers
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 2 medium brown onions
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • salt and pepper to taste

Basil oil –

  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil extra virgin


  1. Preheat your oven to 200 Degrees C (390 F).

    Line a sheet pan with foil. 

  2. Halve your red peppers and remove the seeds and membrane.

    Peel and halve your onions.

    Quarter your tomatoes.

  3. Place the peppers, onions and tomatoes on your sheet pan, and drizzle with olive oil, oregano and salt and pepper.

  4. Roast in the oven for 30 minutes.

  5. Place the cooked vegetables in either a blender or a saucepan (if you have an immersion blender). Add the vegetable stock, and blend until a smooth consistency.

  6. To make the basil oil, place the basil and oil in a small blender or food processor and whiz until smooth.

  7. Check to make sure the seasoning is to your liking.

    Serve soup with a drizzle of the basil oil. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

* Serves 4 people as a starter/entree or 2 people as a main course.

* The herb oil also works well with parsley, if you don’t have any basil.

* I have used vegetable stock to keep the recipe vegan, but you can use chicken stock if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Capsicum Soup with Basil Oil
Amount Per Serving
Calories 195 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 243mg11%
Potassium 360mg10%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 2660IU53%
Vitamin C 89mg108%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Roasted Capsicum Soup with Basil Oil
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254 Comments on “Roasted Capsicum Soup with Basil Oil”

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  4. I love red pepper soup and basil is a favourite flavour that reminds me of summer. I’ve never combined the two! I will now πŸ™‚

  5. 5 stars
    looks so very delicious, making me hungry even though I have just had my dinner. I love the basil oil idea so much, I sure it adds a ton!

  6. I have been taking capsicum lately, and I think it would be much better in a soup! Thanks for sharing this recipe. It is perfect for winter and also for all it’s great benefits during cold and flu season!

  7. Had never heard of Capiscum before today, now I have a new word in my dictionary and a new soup in my repertoire!! Cant wait to try this!

  8. 5 stars
    Took me a bit to realize these are red peppers. This soup looks delicious, quick, simple and it’s really pretty. I love this type of soup. My other favs are anything with butternut squash!

  9. 5 stars
    I love the new look of your blog. and this recipe looks enticing and definitely very healthy, too. this is also the first time i heard about this soup. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much, Cha! πŸ™‚
      Appreciate your kind words. I am so pleased with how the website has turned out also – I am lucky to have an amazing designer who helps me out!

      Hope you’ll give this soup recipe a try, also!

  10. 5 stars
    I have never had a roasted capiscum soup before but I would like to try it, as I do love them in salads. I usually blend them with olive oil and make a dressing.

  11. 5 stars
    I’ve made this soup with almost the same recipe and I can vouch that it’s really delicious! The peppers just add the right amount of contrast to the tomatoes. It’s a must try!

  12. This looks delicious. I also had never heard of capsicum. I especially appreciate that you included photos for each step. I wish more recipes I find would do that.

  13. Hmmn interesting, never heard of Capsicum, but I got to learn about it from the Wikipedia link you dropped there and discovered that it’s something I’ve come across here in my home country but prepared in a different way.

    Yours actually got me salivating lol

  14. This soup recipe looks really delicious and perfect for spring. I will definitely try this recipe out.

  15. I mostly go for parsley when serving my soups. Anyway, the soup looks all too saucy and red as I love it. I would enjoy it with some barbecued lamb.

  16. 5 stars
    It’s funny to say that whenever I hear basil, I feel that someone is cooking an Italian meal. I think the soup had a different character when basil oil is added. I would love to try this.

  17. This is really lovely. I like the basil oil topping. I might have to add a little cream or sour cream to this, however. But the recipe sounds lovely.

  18. 5 stars
    This is perfect for rhis cold weather. Soup is always my favorite easy to make and its delicious too. Our local market sells fresh pick pepper and i will definitely make some of this tonight.

  19. I have never thought of roasting capsicum, much less about making it into soup. But this sounds interesting. I like the peppery taste of capsicum. Maybe I should give this a try. πŸ™‚

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  23. I absolutely love making soup – in fact today I’m making a pea and mint soup for dinner πŸ™‚ This recipe sounds delicious and I must give it a go next time I’m on soup making duty!

  24. I don’t recall having a roast capsicum soup before. This sounds delicious and one I would love to attempt to make myself.

  25. I am getting really hungry right now because of your soup. It really looks delicious and perfect for summer !

  26. 5 stars
    The recipe is easy to follow! I will try this at home soon. My youngest son always wants some soup, even if the weather is hot and humid. I am sure he’ll love this new soup recipe I will make for him.

  27. This looks and sounds amazing. I will have to look at making this for the cafe I work at. I make all of our soups and this one would fit in perfectly

  28. I have never had bell pepper soup even though I make soups pretty much all the time in winter! I am sure it tastes delicious, thanks for the tip πŸ™‚
    xx, Theresa

  29. This looks nice. I would make it sooner. I like roasted capsicum. I would have it for lunch or dinner.

    1. Yes Kuntala, you could use different colours, though I suggest you not mix them. The colour will be better if you use yellow or red on their own. πŸ™‚

  30. 5 stars
    The soup looks absolutely refreshing and would make such a good starter. I love my soups red and peppery so I would use some chili too.

  31. I’ve been on the hunt for vegan comfort food in preparation for the inevitable cooler weather coming up this fall! This recipe looks absolutely to die for!

  32. I love red pepper soup! I’m never in a soup mood over summer though. can’t waiting for Autumn when we’ll be making all our favourite soups again.

  33. I have never heard of capsicum soup but it looks so yummy and appetizing. I have to try to make it for the family this weekend.

  34. 5 stars
    This looks like it has a ton of flavor! Capsicums are in season now and this would be a great way to use them!

  35. 5 stars
    First time to hear this soup recipe and it looks so delicious. I need to try making this at home and hope kids will love it.

  36. 5 stars
    Wow, I never know bell peppers is also called Capsicum in Australia.. Such a fun fact.. And the recipe sounds great..!

    1. The different terminology can be tricky sometimes Geraline. But whatever the name, this soup is delicious, I do hope that you try it. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, Jennifer, I am so pleased that you like the recipe. The basil oil really finishes the soup well. I do hope that you try it, πŸ™‚

  37. 5 stars
    This recipe looks delicious. I visited Australia a while ago and did wonder what a capsicum was ? but pepper soup just doesn’t have the same ring to it!

    1. Oh, the different terminology can be tricky at times, I do agree. Whatever they’re known as this is a delicious soup, I do hope that you try it.

  38. 5 stars
    Haven’t heard about this soup, it looks so tasty and delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Will definitely give this a try.

  39. Yum this looks really delicious and really amazing. i’ll definitely look forward to trying this recipe myself.

  40. This is an interesting mixture of flavors I have not heard of before! This sounds so interesting!

  41. This sounds like a great soup to make when the weather starts getting cooler. I enjoy trying new flavors and making our meals more interesting.

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