Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Smoky Tomato and Couscous Soup

What you will need for this amazing recipe

1/2 cups sour cream
1/2 cup cilantro leaves
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 large onion, finely chopped
1 canned chipotle chile in adobo sauce, chopped
One 32-ounce container chicken broth
One 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
3/4 cup israeli couscous
4 ounces ham, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
Salt and pepper

How to make it!
1) Using a food processor, pulse the sour cream and 1/4 cup cilantro until smooth; refrigerate.
2) In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and chipotle chile and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken broth and tomatoes and bring to a boil for 5 minutes. Add the couscous and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes. Stir in the ham; season with salt and pepper.
3)To serve, top the soup with the cilantro sour cream and remaining 1/4 cup cilantro.