- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 teaspoons bukovo pepper flakes
- 4 medium sized tomatoes, cut into 6 pieces
- 1 small white onion, cut into 4 pieces
- 1 clove of garlic, peeled
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 6 cups chicken or vegetable stock
- 80 g dark chocolate couverture, finely chopped
- freshly ground black pepper
- To serve – yogurt, avocado slices, cilantro leaves and pita bread cut into small triangles.
Spicy Tomato and Chocolate Soup
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- Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a pot and place over medium heat. Add the tomatoes, bukovo pepper flakes and onion. Sauté for about 10 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon when necessary.
- Transfer to a blender along with the garlic, cinnamon, sugar and cumin. Puree until very smooth and pour back into pot.
- Add the stock and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring every so often.
- Remove from heat. Add the chocolate and stir to combine. Season to taste.
- Serve the soup in bowls. Top with a spoonful of yogurt. Garnish with some avocado slices, fresh cilantro and some pita bread cut into small squares.
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A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
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