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Simple Indian-Spiced Tomato Soup with Lime

Simple Indian-Spiced Tomato Soup with Lime | A Couple Cooks

Simple Indian-Spiced Tomato Soup with Lime | A Couple CooksSimple Indian-Spiced Tomato Soup with Lime | A Couple Cooks

Even when we’re at our most frazzled, like working 60+ hour weeks at our day jobs (guilty as charged), we still try to make a priority to have good food at our fingertips. Because these are the times when it’s easiest to start eating whatever’s convenient, or start snacking out of stress (again, guilty as charged).

We’re not perfect, but we generally try to aside some time to prepare something nourishing (and in our case, having a food blog devoted to healthy and whole foods is quite the motivator!). In these weeks before spring hits in earnest, we’ve been experimenting with a few “multi-seasonal” recipes that work for any season. This one is ultra simple and perfect for workday lunches or working dinners, since it can be made in advance and served chilled, as well as warm out of the pan.

Sauteed tomatoes, onion and garlic are blended with yogurt and lime to make a creamy soup spiced with cardamom and cumin. The flavor is surprisingly tangy and unexpectedly satisfying. We served it with homemade almond cashew crackers (coming soon!), which made for a hearty, protein-packed meal.

Perhaps you’re in a place of stress or little time. Know that it is worth it. One simple meal might seem like nothing, but starting a habit of choosing nourishing foods can have a lasting effect on your health. Start small, and you might be surprised at where it takes you!

What about you — do you have go to recipes or snacks when time gets tight?  Let us know – we’d love to collect some more ideas.
Simple Indian-Spiced Tomato Soup with Lime | A Couple Cooks

Simple Indian-Spiced Tomato Soup with Lime
 
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Makes: 4
What You Need
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 28-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1½ cups plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Fresh cilantro (for garnish)
  • Roasted and salted pepitas (for garnish)
What To Do
  1. Chop the onion and finely mince 2 cloves garlic.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add 1 teaspoon ground cardamom, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, and ¼ teaspoon cayenne, and stir for about 30 seconds until fragrant.
  3. Add the onion, garlic, and ¼ teaspoon kosher salt and cook about 5 minutes until the onion is softened. Stir frequently to prevent the spices from sticking to the pan (if it seems too dry, add a glug more of olive oil).
  4. Add the tomatoes and their juices, lower the heat, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Turn off the heat, and let cool for a few minutes. Then add 1½ cups yogurt and 1 tablespoon lime juice.
  6. With an immersion blender, blend the soup in the pan until smooth (or transfer to a blender and blend).
  7. Serve immediately slightly warm, or serve chilled. Stores for several days in the refrigerator.
  8. If desired, top with chopped fresh cilantro and roasted and salted pepitas.
 

 

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Comments 15

  1. Kathryn

    I was thinking about similar multi-seasonal recipes only this weekend – I think it’s this odd in-betweeny time when I can’t decide if I want a light salad or a bowl of mashed potatoes. This looks like a great dish for these days, warm and comforting and bright and zingy at the same time.

  2. Katie @ Whole Nourishment

    Love the lime and cardamom in this soup! Right up my alley. I like to cook a big pot of grains like quinoa or brown rice ahead so I can use them to fill out salads or serve as a base to dals or root veg stews. And I like to make a big pot of lentil soup with cumin and dried apricots that can last for several days.

  3. cheri

    This is the second tomato soup I’ve seen so far today and after all these subtle suggestions I’m finding that’s what I am going to fix for dinner this evening, oh my goodness! looks so good!

  4. CakePants

    Wow, this looks and sounds delicious – what a great twist on a classic soup! I’ve definitely been stressed lately and skimping on preparing balanced, nutritious meals, but perhaps making this will help me start to get back on track. Looks great!

  5. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    I work long hours this time of the year and I always try to set aside at least a few minutes every Sunday to plan out quick meals for the week. Usually, my quick meals consist of a variety of salads, curries, and soups. This soup looks incredible, love the flavors!

  6. Ana

    I need to try this one. Just had tomato soup for lunch, but was thinking how to jazz it up a little bit. Thanks for the insiration.

  7. Katie @ Produce on Parade

    Beatiful! I’ll have to try this out with coconut-based yogurt ;) On nights I have yoga and no time to cook my go to snack/dinner is rice cake with hummus, nutritional yeast and fresh sprouts. There’s usually a bottle of kombucha involved too and maybe a piece of vegan chocolate! It’s a balanced meal, haha.

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      Sonja

      That sounds delicious! Sometimes “scrounging” meals can be just as tasty as ones that take all evening to cook :)

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      Sonja

      Love that soup! There’s nothing better than a good tomato soup, is there? Though poached eggs are right up there too :) Great ideas!

  8. Christina Lear

    I’ve had this one bookmarked for a while and finally made it. This soup is so easy and totally delicious. I will definitely keep this recipe on hand for busy weeknights. Thanks, Sonja and Alex!

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