Friday, September 10, 2010

Cilantro Potato Soup

Sometimes only a potato can satisfy. Here's a comfort dish that you can't go wrong with!
Cilantro Potato Soup

1 med onion
1 TB butter
4 Large potatoes, (I leave them unpeeled) cube 3/4-inch
2 1/2 quarts water
1/2 cup cilantro
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp paprika
1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
3 TB olive oil
3 TB flour
2 TB parsley (fresh or dried)

1. In a large pot, saute onion in butter till translucent
2. Add Potatoes, water, cilantro, salt, pepper, paprika, and tomato sauce; let boil
3. Reduce heat, simmer for 30 minutes until potatoes are tender, stir occassionally
4. In a small skillet, combine oil and flour until smooth. Cook over med heat until mixture is golden brown, stirring constantly. Be Careful- It will burn easy!
5. Stir mixture into hot soup. Add parsley. Cook and stir for another 5 minutes until soup thickens!

Nutritional Tips:

White potatoes are hugely popular but usually in the form of french fries! French fries should be kept as a rare treat. In a soup or baked with healthy toppings, the potato can be a nutritious part of anyone's diet.
The white potato contains valuable nutrients, such as iron and potassium. It is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Potassium and Manganese.

Enjoy it!


Alea said...

Yay, your comments are working again! I visited twice last week and they weren't working, but I had no way to contact you.

Your cilantro potato soup sounds wonderful! Each one of my potato plants is producing 3 - 5 pounds of potatoes, so I am trying to find new ways to eat them. I will just sub 1 1/2 T cornstarch for the flout to make this recipe gluten free. YUM!

DandelionHeart said...

Alea, great idea on the gluten free. My blog was down for a few days last week...major issues with trying to change domain names. Finally gave up!
Your potato plants sound fantastic! Ours didn't do so well this year, and we are still scratching our heads on that one. Last year they were great and we didn't plant them in the same spot! But no luck with them.
Let me know how the soup turned out for you!

Anonymous said...

thanks i will try that on the family next week. they are so tired of bland english food, anything with spice will be appealing. it sounds delicious.

DandelionHeart said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! Come back and let me know how the family liked it.

DandelionHeart said...

I made this tonight but I didn't have any cilantro, so I used rosemary instead. Also I was out of parsley to add, so at the end I added 1 TB basil, 1/4 tsp of marjoram, and 1/4 tsp of oregano. Tasted really good!