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Tomato Bulgur Soup with Warm Spices Monday December 13, 2010

Filed under: Daily Life,Food Glorious Food,The Chef — The Professor @ 7:36 pm

This soup is on the menu this week for two reasons.  Reason #1 – I bought bulgur wheat on sale a while back thinking, “Sure, I’ll use bulgur wheat, I’ve heard that’s good for you” and have yet to find a use for it.  Reason #2 – the word “warm” in included in the name of the dish.  Warm is good.  When Baker, Bean and I took our walk this afternoon making sure to avail ourselves of the high temperature of the day, 22 degrees did not feel much like a high temperature.  At least not if you live in the south.  So, warm soup it is!

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, divided
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup uncooked bulgur wheat
  • 1 (14-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 tablespoon feta cheese crumbles (optional)

PREPARATION

  1. In a medium pot over medium-high heat, bring 1/2 cup broth to a simmer.
  2. Add onion and garlic and cook about 5 minutes or until onion is translucent and tender.
  3. Stir in coriander and cinnamon and cook 1 minute.
  4. Add bulgur and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
  5. Add remaining 3 1/2 cups broth and tomatoes with their juices and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 10 to 12 minutes or until bulgur is tender.
  7. Stir in lemon juice. Garnish with parsley and feta.
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One Response to “Tomato Bulgur Soup with Warm Spices”

  1. Pamela K. Says:

    First of all, that soup recipe sounds yummy! Great for a cold winter night. Secondly, your little man is adorable! Reminds me of my son when he was a baby. Oh, how I miss those days! *sigh* He is in high school now, so take it from me. Cherish each day and every stage that he is in. (Even when he reaches the teen years!). Thanks for sharing!


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