Sweetcorn & red pepper soup.


I found a great recipe for soup last week and made a batch to take to work to have for lunch with a bread roll. It tasted so great I didn't actually stop to take any photos but I thought I'd share the recipe all the same.

Making soup for work is a good way to get some of your 5 a day in plus you can't beat a hot dinner on a cold, miserable day.

The recipe I used was based on a Rosemary Conley recipe slightly apapted as shown below (tip: no way on God's Earth does this serve 4 people. It was enough for two servings for me).

Serves: 4 (if you're a family of Borrowers)
Per serving: 50kcal
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins

4 small shallots 1 medium onion - finely chopped
1 teaspoon paprika
2 cloves smoked garlic - crushed
2 red peppers - finely diced
1 x 175g can of sweetcorn - drained
Pinch of dried chilli flakes
600ml veg stock
2 teaspoons cornflour I used regular flour as it's all we had
1 tablespoon finely chopped chives

Preheat your wok on a high setting.

Dry fry the shallots/onions in the wok until soft. Sprinkle over the paprika, add the garlic and cook for 1 - 2 mins stirring well.

Add the peppers, sweetcorn and chilli flakes and stir in the stock. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to a gentle simmer for 2 - 3 mins.

Slake the cornflour with a little cold water and add to the soup, stirring well to prevent any lumps forming. Cook for 5 - 6 mins until the soup thickens slightly.

Yum! I would definitely make this again but maybe double the quantities.



  1. This sounds lovely! unlike my cooking attempt at home made curry (im better at soup) yesterday.

    And the metaphor picture made me giggle :)

  2. This sounds like a gorgeous recipe. Going to have to try it I think. Love the little metaphor at the end!

  3. Sounds so good! I've never actually made soup before, I always rely on fresh supermarket versions (hate tinned!) when I'm on lunch at work but have got a bit sick of the flavours recently. Might have a go at making my own instead!

  4. Sounds yummy.

    Think I will be trying this.

    X x

    1. 'If you're a family of borrowers' haha! Sounds delicious :)x


  5. This sounds so lovely! I am taking Covent Garden soups to work at the moment but love the sound of making a batch of this! x

  6. Ah that sounds so tasty!

  7. This sounds super yummy!
    Oh and also I bought a bracelet off you from etsy just before xmas for my friend. Just wanted to say thanks, it's lovely :)


  8. This sounds absolutely delicious and I will defo be trying it!! Thanks for sharing :)