Roasted Red Pepper and Avocado Soup with Sausages

I just don’t get some people. Sometimes I feel like all politeness and thoughtfulness has left this earth. Even common sense. Yeah, definitely common sense. Like this woman outside of my house the other day. I turn down my street to park next to my house and she is taking the plastic bag that holds our newspaper in it. Obviously she was using this bag to pick up her dogs poo, which was thoughtful, BUT instead of placing the paper on our doorstep, she leaves it on the sidewalk.

So what this meant is that the ads that were wrapped up in the newspaper were no longer restricted by the plastic bag. Oh no, they became free to do whatever the hell they wanted to. So you know what they did? They went flying. All over the place. And that meant I was stuck running down the block grabbing these stupid advertisements for Walmart and Kohl’s. You know what I don’t care about? Advertisements for Walmart and Kohl’s. You know what I do care about? Littering. Littering is bad. And this woman pretty much made me litter. And made me run around like an idiot in my purple spandex pants, which aren’t as flattering as I’d hoped, to keep litter from stalking my neighborhood. How impolite. So not only did I end up leaving behind some of the stupid ads that flew through the air, but I scared small children in my purple pants. Damn you random bag stealing lady, damn you.

Losing the remote is extremely frustrating. Especially since it’s stuck on the food channel and I’m salivating at a constant rate.

Christmas cookies are haunting my house right now. Christmas cookies + food channel = Juli out of control.

Speaking of out of control, I surprisingly didn’t get that way over the weekend. I think as I age, I am actually figuring out what moderation is. Maybe not when it comes to food, but definitely with alcohol. I’ve finally begun to understand that you don’t need to take 7 shots in a row, within 30 minutes…because if I’m going to try to wear heels more often, I need steady feet. And steady feet do not correlate with 7 shots in 30 minutes. I’m trying to get an early start on a new years resolution…of being more sexy. I know I know, that’s impossible for me. But I’m trying. Starting with more pairs of heels and less shots. It’s gonna be a good year. I can feel it. Especially since my book is on preorder right now!! Omgcool.


Roasted Red Pepper and Avocado Soup with Sausages

  • Yield: 3-4 1x


  • 34 roasted red peppers, roughly chopped (I used jarred in water kind. but you could roast your own)
  • 1 avocado, pitted
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 23 tablespoons fat of choice (I used bacon fat)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 avocado, diced (to garnish)
  • chopped cilantro (to garnish)
  • 45 cooked sausage of choice (I used a sundried tomato chicken sausage)


  1. Place a saucepan over medium heat, add in your fat, garlic and onion. Cook up onions until they are translucent.
  2. Then add in your roasted red peppers with broth and coconut milk along with your smoked paprika, paprika, red pepper flakes, oregano, and salt and pepper. Let simmer for 8-10 minutes.
  3. While soup is simmering, slice up your sausages and cook on a skillet on both sides.
  4. Once everything has simmered, scoop out your avocado and add to the saucepan along with your lime juice. Then use an immersion blender to mix until soup is smooth and creamy. If you don’t have an immersion blender, add it to your food processor, like I did. I did it in two batches so my kitchen wouldn’t become messier than it already is.
  5. Top soup with diced avocado, chopped cilantro, and sausage. So divine.


use ALL the garnishes. they really do make a huge difference in flavor. do not cheat your tastebuds.

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58 thoughts on “Roasted Red Pepper and Avocado Soup with Sausages”

  1. Looking forward to the new cookbook. I’m also glad to see that your site is back up but unfortunately I can’t see any of the pictures you post now. Hopefully it’s just that you are still working out the bugs of a new host.

  2. Yay! I can see this in Google chrome now! I’ve been opening Internet Explorer (which I don’t use) every morning to read the blog because it wasn’t showing in Chrome. Woo hoo!

    Girl – I like your resolution! 2012 was “the year Susie wore a sports bra more often than a real bra”. While it is definitely more comfortable, I think 2013 might need to be “the year it actually looks like Susie has boobs”. And maybe after a year of that you and I will be back to flats and sports bras, respectively.

  3. Ahaha I totally feel you on the sexy resolution. I haven’t bought new underthings in actually a year. Actually. I’ll start with that (and maybe calling them “lingerie” instead of “underthings”).

  4. I love your new years resolution! You are already sexy!! Also…just for the record…you can be sexy without heels. I prefer boots.

  5. Hey JB, our Crossfit in Springfield, MO is doing a Whole 30 Challenge starting January 7th. I was hoping you could follow along with us and do one yourself. It would be so great to have you blog and post reciepes all about W30! I love your posts, you make me laugh so hard! Here is the link to our challenge.

    P.S. Can’t wait for the cookbook!

  6. Hi! This may be a silly question, but I see it in lots of your recipes and I’m really wondering…where do you get your bacon fat? Should I just make bacon and save the fat in a jar or do you buy it from somewhere?

    On another note, I’m so excited for your cookbook and preordered it as soon as I saw your post!!

    1. I just use the fat that I render from the bacon. So everytime I cook bacon, I pour it into a jar and store in in the fridge 🙂 thank you for the support!!

  7. YUMMMY!! I did a test run, and made it for lunch for my honey. I made mine just a tad chunkier than totally pureed. Added the cilantro, and spicy chicken sausage. IT WAS SOOO GOOD!!! Thank you! Thank you, for being so fricken right-on with you delicious recipes!! Much Love!

  8. This is going to seem ridiculous, but I just can’t stop myself — I am SO not a fan of red peppers. Or really any peppers at all. But I love the idea of this soup, mixing in avocado and all the garnishes and all (possibly even red pepper FLAKES) but I just don’t do peppers.

    I wonder if there is a way to sub something else? I have seen a lot done with butternut squash lately. Thoughts? Would the substitute need to be more consistency or taste based? I may have to trial-and-error this…

  9. Holy hell… this dang soup was great. I purchased what appeared to be an extra large jar of peppers, but my eyes deceived me and there were actually only two in there. So my soup had two peppers. It was still awesome. Thanks for this!

  10. This was AAAHHHMAZING!!! My husband had two bowls before I even finished mine!! Already pinned it! Thank you soooo much!!!

  11. Made this tonight! HOLY CRAP it’s good! I roasted my own peppers (3 of them). Then threw them in the food processor with some coconut milk until quite smooth. Local sausages from the butcher and avacado on top – woah! Yum. Didn’t have a lime, but had a lemon – still delish squeezed over the avacado.

    Will make this again and again and again and again!! My husband and I agreed: we’d both pay “good money” for that at a restaurant!

  12. This looks absolutely delicious, I can’t wait to try it out. I’ve been glutten, sugar, dairy free for awhile, now Paleo. So thank you. 🙂

  13. Husband and I have had this soup 4 x’s in a week, no joke. Soooo Yummy! Roasted 4 red peppers. Quick and easy in my vitamix blender. Can’t wait for your book to come out. We’re Chicagoans who live in England…You’re an international success 🙂

  14. This soup was delicious!!! I generally don’ t cook much soup, I just don’t find it very filling, so the addition of the sausage and avocado really made this recipe for me. Thank you so much!

  15. Every time I go to make one of your magnificent recipes like this one, I have to admit I am always a little skeptical thinking “hmm, is this going to end up tasting as good as it looks?” and then I remind myself that I said that the last five times I made something of yours and the answer is always, no, it’s even better!!!! This recipe is so phenomenal my husband goes crazy for it. I had to finally admit that you were the one behind most of my yummy paleo recipes. Your recipes are amazing. Keep up the good work!

  16. This ROCKS! Made it twice – once with jarred roasted red peppers and once with self-roasted red peppers.

    I have to say that the self-roasted red pepper batch was SIGNIFICANTLY better – more smokey flavor. The jarred batch was great too and of course more convenient.

    This is for sure a new family favorite and will be made many times.

    I bet it would make a GREAT cold gazpacho style soup in the summer w/ some tomato….

  17. Made this tonight and it was FANTASTIC. Can’t eat cilantro (I’m in the ‘tastes like soap’ crowd) and used chorizo and it was amazing. Thanks!!

  18. Soooooo good! Didn’t have veggie broth so used chicken, and couldn’t find any smoked paprika so I doubled up on regular and added a little cayenne pepper for a kick. Used chipotle chicken sausage and didn’t leave off any garnish. Will be making this again!

  19. First I have to say that I have officially added you to my list of Paleo/Crossfit crushes right up there with Julie Foucher.

    The soup by itself for me was just ok but then I added the meat, avocado and some left over collard greens that I had from the night before and it took it to a whole other level.

    Once again your recipes are off the charts and make keeping paleo so much easier.

    Thanks and keep them coming.

  20. I just found your site last week, thanks to a gym friend! I tried this soup last night and it was FANTASTIC! I used the chicken andouille sausage from Trader Joes, and it was DEEEE-LICIOUS! It made my nose run, but it was awesome! I’ll be using roasted peppers from a jar next time, as those won’t set off my smoke alarm 30 times in the cooking process. haha thank you!

  21. Delicious! Great for a quick dinner. I used sundried tomato chicken basil sausages from trader joes.

  22. I made this soup last night and it was delicious!!! Thanks so much for the idea!

    I used a little bit of cayenne pepper because I didn’t have any smoked paprika and I think the cayenne definitely adds a smoky flavor. It was delicious and SO FILLING! Having again tomorrow night! 🙂

  23. Wow, just made this and it was DELICIOUS! I had a bowl sans meat, but boy was it good. Hopefully the hubby doesn’t eat it all so I can have left overs tomorrow.

  24. Made this for the second time tonight. It came out too spicy the first time (we are waaaay too Scandinavian for one teaspoon of red pepper flakes!), but after adding only a few pinches of the red pepper flakes the second time, it was PERFECT!! It was a great way to satisfy the hankering for a creamier soup. A perfect 10!!

  25. This soup is AWESOME!!! My family loved it and all your recipes I’ve made from your site! You are making the transition to Paleo way too easy! Thank you!

  26. I made this tonight and it was amazing! I could only find roasted red bell pepper at my store- not sure if that is the same- but either way it was super good! Definitely adding it to my favorite recipes! Thanks!

  27. I always come here when I need a soup idea. I’m making soup with roasted peppers myself, and I’m using mild Italian sausage but I knew it needed a little something, and that something was paprika, courtesy of PaleOMG.

  28. I have been saving this recipe and i FINALLY made it. I personally didn’t like the lime juice in it so I will leave it out next time. BUT I loved this soup soooo good. Thanks!

  29. Ugh, I love this soup so much! It’s stupid good. And hearty and filling! I used chicken apple sausage… Yum! I felt like a real chef making fancy soups! 😀

  30. Just got around to making this soup last night and it BLEW MY (HYPOTHETICAL) SOCKS OFF! I admit I wasn’t expecting it to be as delicious as it was. THANK YOU!

  31. 2 tablespoons paprika? really? Usually love your recipes. Given the reviews, I must have screwed something up because it was inedible – had to throw it out. I like all the ingredients but mixing them all together ended up tasting really bad – the amount of Paprika was overwhelming and could not taste red bell pepper at all. (I used 2 jars of TJ’s roasted red bell peppers.)

  32. This was sooo delish!! I only had one jar of roasted red peppers which only ended up being 1.5 peppers but it was still awesome! The chicken sausage is a perfect addition. Thank you for great paleo recipes 🙂

  33. I love soup and this is great! So simple. I bought two jars of fire roasted peppers at Trader Joe’s and the jalapeno chicken sausage. This will be my lunch for a few days this week. So super easy! Thanks for another one of your recipes to add to my rotation!

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