Spicy Couscous & Tomato Soup
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min.
This is a great recipe with unusual but delicious spicy tastes. I didn't have fresh plum tomatoes, so I used a can of whole plum tomatoes with the juice. To offset the possible harshness of the canned tomatoes, I added a small diced carrot. Before adding the broth, I added all of the spices so they would bloom. I had rinsed out the can and since there was a bit of tomato juice in the can, I used 2/3 cup whole wheat couscous.I wanted a smoother, sipping-style soup, so I blended it with my immersion blender before adding the couscous. I brought it back to a high simmer and added the couscous. I found it took about 10 minutes for the couscous to cook. If you enjoy "spicy", not exceedingly so, this is a great soup to try.