Yellow, orange, or red bell peppers, or any combination of the three, halved and cored
Zucchini or summer squash
Small eggplant, halved
Garlic scapes, or garlic cloves
Onions, peeled and halved
Coconut milk (optional)
Basil leaves as garnish
In This Recipe
Preheat oven to 375F.
Arrange tomatoes, bell peppers, zucchini, summer squash, eggplant, garlic, and onions on a baking sheet, cut side down, in a single layer. Drizzle generously with olive oil and salt. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until eggplant, and bell peppers, have a slight char on their skins. Check at 25 minutes, as garlic (cloves or scapes) may need to come out earlier so they don’t burn.
Working in batches, pulse vegetables in a food processor until they break down but there are still large chunks (do not puree). Transfer vegetables to a large pot and add vegetable broth and thyme. Cook for 15 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
If you’d like to add a little creaminess to the soup, you can add coconut milk, but I think the soup is delicious without it as well. If you do add coconut milk, cook for 2-3 minutes more. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.