Yesterday, I woke up with snow on the ground, and I got home from work with even more snow on the ground. It was the perfect night for hot homemade soup. I originally planned on making homemade tomato soup with chicken and maybe throw in some chick peas. I knew from the start I wanted to make more avocado crema. I’m telling you; this stuff is good.
Well, like always, the plan changed. I ended up with more of a goulash. I struggle with heat, and so this was originally a bit too spicy for my taste. The avocado crema was a nice cool base to complement the soup.
- 6 tomatoes on the vine
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1/3 of a minced red onion
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- 1 cup uncooked green split peas
- 3/4 cup uncooked pearl couscous
- coconut oil
- sriracha sauce or hot sauce
- salt and pepper
- cook the green split peas and couscous first (I cooked them in the same pot but added the couscous after 10ish minutes)
- add coconut oil, cumin, and basil to taste (I didn’t measure but probably around 1 tsp of each and 1/2 tbsp of coconut oil)
- puree the tomatoes in a food processor
- in a large pot, heat the tomato puree with 2 cups vegetable broth with the minced garlic and onion
- add more basil to taste
- cook on high heat until it thickens
- add the cooked split peas and couscous with a pinch of salt and pepper
- reduce heat and cover
- final step – add sriracha or hot sauce to taste (careful: don’t keep adding without tasting like moi)
I topped mine with a bit of parmesean cheese, roasted edamame for a crunch, and a dollop of avocado crema.
random tidbit: all you unorganized, messy, or eccentric girls out there, find a boy who will help you organize your room. It’s fun; they’re fun. Last night, mine did exactly that. Pay them with a bowl of hot soup. Check it outttttt. You don’t even want to see the before picture – books everywhere and nothing had its own place unless you count the bed or maybe the floor. Yay for nice boys.