Tomato, Semolina, and Cilantro Soup

Calories: 225 Carbohydrates: 43.7g Cholesterol: 16mg Fat: 1.3g Saturated Fat: 0g Fiber: 3.1g Sodium: 52mg Protein: 10.4g

Tomato, Semolina, and Cilantro Soup

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • Olive oil

  • 1

    medium onion, finely chopped

  • 1

    celery stick, finely chopped

  • 2

    tsp. ground coriander

  • 2

    tsp. ground cumin

  • tsp. sweet paprika

  • 2

    tsp. finely chopped fresh thyme

  • ½

    cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2

    tbsp. tomato paste

  • 1

    pound fresh tomatoes, peeled, seeded and finely chopped

  • 6

    cups water, plus more for thinning if necessary

  • tbsp. sugar

  • 1

    cup semolina

  • 1

    cup cooked pasta

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • Greek yogurt (for garnish)

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions

1. Put a medium soup pot over medium heat. Add just enough olive oil to coat the bottom and then add the onion and celery along with a good pinch of salt. Sauté for 5 minutes, stirring frequently, then add the coriander, cumin, paprika, thyme, and half the cilantro. Sauté until the onion is golden and soft and the mixture is very fragrant, about another 5 minutes. Add the tomato paste, another pinch of salt and a few grinds of pepper, and the tomatoes; cook for another minute. Pour in the water and sprinkle in the sugar and bring to a boil. Simmer for 20 minutes. 2. Next, add the semolina to the simmering soup in a slow steady stream as you whisk vigorously. Keep on cooking for 10 minutes whisking occasionally to avoid lumps. Add the pasta and squeeze in the lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 3. Before serving, add more water if the soup is too thick for your liking. Ladle into bowls and spoon yogurt on top. Garnish with the remaining cilantro.


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