Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Dinner: One Pot, 2 Bowls of Soup

Do you want a quick, versatile and comforting dinner? Then you want soup.

Here is the "recipe" I made tonight:

1) Saute in a bit of olive oil a chopped onion, a few sliced carrots, a few sliced stalks of celery, 1/2 of a chili pepper finely chopped and a few cloves of garlic thinly sliced
2) Add a few sprigs of fresh thyme (Note: after the soup is done, remember to remove them; some of the leaves may fall off on their own)
3) Add one can of chicken stock, the same amount of water, a can of tomatoes, and a rinsed & drained can of garbanzo beans
4) Peel, cube and microwave 1/2 of a sweet potato and add to the rest of the ingredients
5) Season with salt and pepper and a bit of cumin

And you are done!

One of the ways to serve the soup is directly from the pot garnished with some finely chopped parsley.Another way, and this is what I prefer, is to puree the soup and then serve it garnished with parsley and a bit of olive oil on top. (Note: make sure to be careful when pureeing the soup in the food processor: don't fill it too much and to be extra careful, put the towel over the processor to prevent splatter)

The possibilities are endless!

P.S. Did you notice my new soup bowl? :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am hungry already! Natalia