Portuguese Coriander Soup (Sopa De Coentro)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

There is no point to making this soup unless you use fresh cilantro. This soup is usually pureed and served as a cream soup, but you can leave it chunky for a more rustic presentation. Adapted from Worldwide Recipes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over moderate heat and saute the onion and garlic until tender but not brown.
  2. Add the stock, potatoes, salt, pepper, and cayenne and cook until the potatoes are tender, 20 to 30 minutes.
  3. Puree in an electric blender or food processor or press through a fine-mesh strained if desired.
  4. Serve hot or cold, adding the coriander immediately before serving.
Most Helpful

Hello from Portugal. This soup is a must in my family,I make one the same, sometimes though I like adding a carrot or 2 it give it a very nice coulor. I always have fresh cilantro in my garden, so its always handy for this wonderful soup.

Mia #3 May 20, 2009

This soup is big on flavor. If you love cilantro, you must try this. I agree that there's absolutely no point in making this unless you have FRESH cilantro.... it's a must! I did puree mine, but left a few chunmks for texture. I cut the oil down to 2 tbsp to make this a little lighter. Thanx for a wonderful new soup!!!

*Parsley* May 19, 2009