Roasted red pepper shots

Roasted red pepper shots

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(4 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 30
A smart, quick and easy canapé that's ideal for a crowd and can be frozen to help you get ahead

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal15
  • fat1g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs2g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre0g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.12g
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  • 1 onion, roughly chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp sugar



    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • 2 tbsp red pepper pesto
  • 400g can peeled plum tomatoes
  • 295g jar roasted red peppers
  • 200ml vegetable stock
  • basil leaves for garnish


  1. Fry the onion in olive oil for 8-10 mins, then add  the crushed garlic cloves, sugar and red pepper pesto and cook for 1-2 mins. Tip in the plum tomatoes, drain and chop the roasted red peppers and add these too. Pour in the vegetable stock and simmer for 10 mins. Season, then blend until smooth with a hand blender. Cool. Freeze in freezer bags or a microwavable container.

  2. To serve, defrost in the fridge overnight, then reheat gently in a pan, or microwave for a few mins, stirring often, until hot. Serve in shot glasses, garnished with basil leaves, if you like.

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28th Oct, 2017
Lovel, tasty, easy soup. Served with cheese straws at a dinner party. Lots of compliments!
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29th Jan, 2013
Really tasty and warm, great for serving with drinks!
17th May, 2012
Lovely amuse bouche at a dinner party
7th Jan, 2012
Super tasty, all store cupboard ingredients. Made it twice in a week so good
17th Nov, 2013
should the shots be served hot or cold?
29th Oct, 2017
10th Aug, 2014
Freeze in ice cube trays and store in a ziploc bag until required, then get out just the amount you need. Also then easy to do 'seconds' when it goes down well! Prepare a tray of plastic shot glasses for summer BBQs. Perfect additional starter whilst waiting for the meats.
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