Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins
Jalapeño peppers are one of the hotter peppers. In order to decrease the heat, scoop out the seeds, as they contain a lot more heat than the rest of the pepper. Also, this was originally a carrot and tomato soup, but unfortunately, that did not work out, so I tried it with the grape tomatoes and it worked out much better. This is easily refrigerated and reheatable.
- 1 red onion, finely chopped
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded, and finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons Kahlua
- 3 cups grape tomatoes, quartered
- 4 cups chicken broth
- salt and pepper
- In a soup pot or other big pot sauté the red onion for 5 minutes, in medium heat. Add jalapeño pepper and sauté for another 2-3 minutes.
- Add the cumin, garlic powder and Kahlua and stir well, making sure the Kahlua does not dissolve completely, for about 1 minute.
- Add tomatoes, chicken broth, and salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Decrease heat to low and let simmer for 25 – 30 minutes.
This soup is tasty, easy-to-make and has a lot of potential. The cumin is a perfect addition. The Kahlua leaves an overpowering aftertaste, so I'd cut it back to a teaspoon. Also, the jalapeno didn't give the spice I expected. I used one (seeded), but think I could have used two and maybe even left some of the seeds in. It does refrigerate and reheat well, but we only got four -- not six -- serves from it. Thanks studentchef for a great effort.