Spicy Sriracha Soup with Avocado Crema

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.

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Ingredients:

  • 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
  • basil
  • cumin
  • coconut oil
  • sriracha sauce or hot sauce
  • salt and pepper

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Directions:

  • 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.

Here is the avocado crema recipe I found on Feed Me Phoebe. So simple: Greek yogurt, avocados, cilantro, and garlic.

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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.

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