Roasted red pepper & tomato soup

For 4 servings:

750 g of tomato passata
1 1/2 cup water
2 red bell peppers
1 onion finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoon oregano
salt and pepper, to taste

fresh basil / parsley, finely chopped

Wash the sweet peppers, dry with a kitchen towel and roast on the grill/oven, on each side, being careful not to burn. Put the roasted peppers in a pan, sprinkle with salt and cover. Allow them to rest for approx. 10 minutes  than peel them (dip your fingers  in cold water to release the peel). Cut into pieces.

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Heat the oil in a soup pan, add the onion and garlic. Stir fry until the onion has softened.

Add the water, tomato passata, roasted peppers and oregano. Cover and simmer for about 10-15 minutes.

Blend/process with a blender / processor until smooth.

Add salt and pepper to taste and garnish with fresh basil or parsley and, if desired, with a little bit olive oil.