Coriander Tomato Soup
This is a French recipe that I got from a German lady it really is quite special. We really enjoy the flavor of the coriander, so I usually puree one bunch into the soup also.
Serving Size: 4
- 2 bunches fresh coriander
- 1 Tbs. olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp. cumin, ground
- 1 & 1/2 Tbs. paprika, ground
- 1 large can tomatoes
- 1 qt. water
- 4 Tbs. tomato paste
- cayenne pepper to taste
- salt and pepper
- juice of 1 lime (or more)
- The secret is the coriander (also commonly called cilantro). Use a lot of it!
- Tie the bunches of coriander leaves together with a string so that you can remove them later.
(Make sure they are nice and clean)
- Heat the olive oil and saute the onion.
- Add garlic, cumin, paprika and saute.
- Add the tomatoes, the tomato paste and the water.
- Season with salt and pepper and add the coriander bunches.
- Simmer, covered for about 30 minutes.
- Remove the coriander and puree the soup mixture.
- If you really enjoy the taste of coriander or cilantro, then cut some of the leaves of one bunch into the soup and puree to incorporate into the soup.
- Return and stir in the cayenne and lime juice.
- When it is warm it is ready to serve.