Vegan Smoky Red Pepper and Aubergine Soup

Vegan Smoky Red Pepper and Aubergine Soup

Indulge in the tantalizing flavors of a savory masterpiece with our Vegan Smoky Red Pepper and Aubergine Soup. This delectable dish combines the smokiness of roasted red peppers with the rich, velvety texture of aubergine, creating a symphony of tastes that dance on your palate.

Roasting the Ingredients: The culinary journey begins by roasting vibrant red bell peppers until their skins char and blister, intensifying their natural sweetness. As the peppers steam, their flavors concentrate, promising a depth that will elevate every spoonful of the soup. Meanwhile, the aubergine awaits its turn, ready to impart its creamy essence to the blend.

Crafting the Base: In a large pot, diced onions sizzle to golden perfection, releasing their aromatic essence. Joined by minced garlic, they form the fragrant foundation upon which the soup’s complexity will be built. With precision, smoked paprika and cumin are added, infusing the air with their warm, earthy notes, setting the stage for the main act.

Melding Flavors: As the diced aubergine and chopped roasted peppers join the aromatic medley, anticipation builds. Each ingredient melds seamlessly, releasing its essence into the simmering vegetable broth. With patience and care, the flavors marry, creating a harmonious blend that promises to tantalize taste buds and warm hearts.

Blending to Perfection: With the soup gently simmered to perfection, it’s time to transform it into a velvety masterpiece. Whether with an immersion blender or a countertop blender, the ingredients are coaxed into a smooth, creamy consistency. With each whirl of the blades, anticipation mounts as the soup takes on its final form.

Seasoning and Garnishing: A dash of salt, a pinch of pepper—each seasoning carefully added to accentuate the soup’s nuanced flavors. Finally, the finishing touch: a sprinkle of fresh parsley or cilantro, adding a burst of freshness and color that invites the senses to revel in the culinary delight.

Conclusion: As you savor each spoonful of our Vegan Smoky Red Pepper and Aubergine Soup, let yourself be transported on a culinary adventure. From the first sip to the last lingering taste, revel in the symphony of flavors that dance across your palate, leaving you longing for just one more bowl.

Vegna Smoky Red Pepper and Aubergine Soup


  • 2 large red bell peppers
  • 1 medium-sized aubergine (eggplant), diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for sautéing
  • Fresh parsley or cilantro for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut the red bell peppers in half and remove the seeds and membranes. Place the peppers, cut side down, on the baking sheet. Roast in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the skins are charred and blistered.
  3. Remove the peppers from the oven and transfer them to a bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and let the peppers steam for about 10 minutes. This will help loosen the skins.
  4. While the peppers are steaming, heat a bit of olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the diced onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for another minute until fragrant.
  5. Once the peppers have steamed, peel off the charred skins and discard them. Chop the roasted peppers into smaller pieces.
  6. Add the diced aubergine and chopped roasted peppers to the pot with the onions and garlic. Stir in the smoked paprika and cumin. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Pour in the vegetable broth and bring the soup to a simmer. Let it cook for about 20-25 minutes or until the aubergine is soft and tender.
  8. Use an immersion blender or transfer the soup to a blender (in batches if necessary) and blend until smooth and creamy. Be careful when blending hot liquids.
  9. Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Serve the soup hot, garnished with fresh parsley or cilantro if desired.