Tomato and Couscous Soup
This tomato soup is nutritious, delicious, easy-to-make and ready in just over 30 minutes. Serve hot, room temp or even cold. Use vegetable stock to make it vegetarian/vegan. This has been adapted from a Julie Le Clerc recipe.
- Ready In:
- 1 -2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 large onion, finely diced
- 1 teaspoon cumin, ground
- 3 garlic cloves, crushed
- 2 (400 g) cans diced tomatoes
- 70 g tomato paste
- 4 cups vegetable stock or 4 cups chicken stock
- 1⁄3 cup instant couscous
- 1⁄2 bunch fresh coriander, chopped
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt (or to taste)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper (or to taste)
- Heat oil in a large saucepan. Add onion and cook over moderate heat until onion is softened (about 10 minutes).
- Add the cumin and garlic, and sauté for 1 minute.
- Add tomatoes, tomato paste and stock. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for about 15 minutes.
- Add couscous and simmer for a further 5-10 minutes, or until couscous is tender.
- Season with salt and pepper and serve garnished with fresh coriander (cilantro).
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This was good, quick to make and adapted easily to the crock pot. The soup was prepped on stove top then transferred to a crock pot and cooked on LOW for about 3 hours. The tomatoes were canned organic fired roasted. I lightly toasted the couscous in olive oil before adding it to the crock pot the last 15 minutes. Served with a basic salad that included seasonal ingredients and the soup was a welcomed meal on a chilly, snowy day. Make My Recipe Downunder, February 2014.Reply
Very tasty soup. My DH loved it. I love addition of tomato paste as it gives strong flavor. I added 1Tbsp. of sugar to cut acidity and it gives soup a bit of sweetness. Used 2 vegetable stock cubes. I cooked it for 30 min. and than puree the soup for nice smooth texture. The consistency of the soup was just perfect not too thick or too watery. I cooked the couscous separately and added to the soup at the time of serving. Garnished with fresh chive and served with crusty cheese crostini. Definitely keeper! Made for January 2012 swap recipe. Thank you Leggy Peggy!2Reply
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