This creamy red shishito pepper Vitamix soup is the perfect soup for fall. You won't believe that this flavorful soup is ready in under 30 minutes! If you love shishito peppers as much as we do, check out all of my easy gluten free shishito pepper recipes!
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These sweet red peppers are officially my new favorite fall flavor. Do you know what is even better? Pairing this sweet pepper soup with a new cabernet I love by Cameron Hughes.
If you are one of the lucky ones, you will score a pint of sweet red shishito peppers! These red shishito peppers are a sweet mild red pepper, except for that one in ten! I had no idea shishito peppers even came in a red color!!
They are vibrant and beautiful, and I hope to see a lot more of them in the coming weeks at our farmer's market! If you make soup as much as we do, check out all of my delicious gluten free soup recipes on the blog. You are guaranteed to find your next favorite soup!
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Are you ready to see how easy it is to make this simple sweet red pepper soup?
Recipe step by step directions:
Step 1: Blister the shishito peppers with onion and garlic. I love to do this in my cast iron skillet because it can get really hot. Use a cooking oil that can take high heat like avocado oil!
Olive oil will get rancid when cooked at high temperatures so don't use olive oil for this recipe!
Step 2: Remove the stems from the red peppers. Leave the seeds in the peppers, no need to remove these as they are sweet.
Step 3: Add all of the ingredients to your Vitamix or blender. This will make the soup smooth and creamy for cooking! I love making soups in the Vitamix, but you can use a food processor, or even put everything into the pot and use an immersion blender in the pot to puree!
Step 3: Next, cover and bring the soup to a boil. Allow to boil for five minutes, then reduce the heat and simmer an additional 10 minutes.
Tips and Recipe FAQ:
You can easily use green shishito peppers in this recipe, or if you prefer the vibrant red color of this soup, use red bell peppers.
Yes, you can make this dairy-free. Use coconut cream instead of heavy cream. This will also make this soup vegan!
This soup should keep fresh in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
More Delicious Shishito Pepper Recipes:
- How to cook shishito peppers
- Chilled Shishito Pepper Soup
- Roasted Shishito Peppers with Garlic
- Chicken with a Roasted Shishito Pepper Sauce
Shishito Red Pepper Soup
- 1 pint red shishito pepper
- ⅓ cup chopped onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 ½ teaspoons cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons sour cream for garnish optional
- 1 teaspoon fresh cilantro optional
- In a cast iron skillet, add red shishito peppers, oil, onion, and garlic.
- Cook until the peppers are blistered. Stir frequently. It is okay that the onions and garlic get caramelized.
- Remove peppers and cut off the stems.
- Add all ingredients into a blender.
- Puree until smooth.
- Pour the soup mixture into a pot. Cover and bring to a boil.
- Boil for 5 minutes, then reduce the heat and simmer an additional 10 minutes.
- Serve hot with sour cream, cilantro and even jalapeño slices.
Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.
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This post was updated from an older June 2015 post with more details and easier-to-follow directions.