Sunshine Soup!

By Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Note: This post was updated in January 2014 with new photography!

I’m beginning to realize that soups are the key to healthy eating. Every soup I make is so incredibly nutritious! This Nigella soup is bright, cheery and definitely healthy (and actually, most of her recipes are the exact opposite).

Sunshine Soup

I make a soup per week and it lasts all week. I got a great little hot pink thermos that I take to work with me. I love smooth soups, without chunks, because they’re kind of like a hot smoothie. And because I love using my beautiful KichenAid food processor, which is literally one of the best gifts I’ve ever been given.

Sunshine Soup

This sunshine soup recipe is so simple.

Sunshine Soup!

Yield: 4


  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 orange pepper
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 4 cups veg or chicken stock
  • 4 cups frozen corn
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Quarter the peppers and in a bowl, toss with garlic and olive oil. Lay them on a baking sheet and bake at 425 degrees until blistering and golden, at least 20 minutes, turning once. Boil stock and add corn. Cook corn and then, using a slotted spoon, remove half the corn to a bowl. Let cool. Put stock mixture (gradually) into food processor with peppers. Blend until you have desired smoothness. Return to pot and reheat, adding salt and pepper and remainder of corn (this means there are some whole kernels, but you don’t have to do this). Deliciousness!


Adapted from Nigella Lawson

Sunshine Soup

You can also use two yellow peppers or two orange peppers (doesn’t matter). Yum yum yum! So bright and merry.

  • soupsyousir
    January 18, 2011

    This sounds great. I’ll have to try making it – but probably switching chicken stock for vegetable since I’m veggie. Good to see Nigella is working her magic in Canada.

  • kelly
    January 24, 2011

    tried this tonight and it was delishhhh. 3 bowls left over for work this week 🙂

    • kentjulia
      January 24, 2011

      yay!!! knew you’d like it.

  • soupsyousir
    January 24, 2011

    Hi. So I tried making this soup over the weekend. It didn’t quite turn out according to plan (my fault for getting a bit carried away on the pepper roasting), but the end result was still yummy, so thanks!

    • kentjulia
      January 25, 2011

      I am so happy you liked it. You need to check out my latest post for Roasted Red Pepper and Sweet Potato Soup – it’s even better!

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