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  • Serves 4
  • 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 10 Ingredients
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A traditional southeastern tomato soup, easy to make, and packed full of fresh flavour.


Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 6-10 fresh tomatos OR 1 can diced tomato
  • 25g butter
  • 25ml olive oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 1tsp crushed garlic
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley
  • 3tsp Vegeta
  • 1lt boiled water
  • 3/4 cup Dried Tarhana OR CousCous
  • 1 Salt & Pepper

Method

  1. I have 10 small truss tomatoes I boil starting in cold water. When fully boiled and soft, the skin should peel away. I dice them smaller to fit in the food processor. Alternatively, you can use canned diced tomato, I generally find the 'organic' type to be the best tasting and generally 1 can is enough for a serving of 4.
  2. Next, I dice 1 small onion super finely, I dislike eating chunks of onion in soups, so the finer the better
  3. Pop a large pot on the heat and add butter and olive oil combined and let it melt/heat. When heated, add the onion and garlic to saute
  4. I add the peeled and boiled tomatoes and fresh parsley to a food processor and blend until fine. Caution, let the tomatoes cool before adding
  5. Add the tomato and parsley mix to the sauteed onion and garlic in the pot and add the Vegeta (alternatively 1 cube of chicken stock) and mix until simmered down to a thick consistency, in the meantime boil 1 liter of water
  6. When the potting mixture has simmered down and thickened, add 1 liter of boiled water, 500ml at a time (you may not need the whole 1 liter at the start)
  7. Cook a further 15mins whilst mixing every so often, the water should reduce some more and the mixture should become brighter too.
  8. Add more water if required before adding the Tarhana.
  9. Add Tarhana a tablespoon at a time, whilst mixing it in at the same time. The Tarhana may stick together if you don't do this, creating lumps of tarhana in the soup. Alternatively add CousCous in lieu of Tarhana.
  10. Cook futher until the Tarhana or CousCous is fully cooked, approx. 10-15mins. Salt and Pepper to taste and serve with a garnish of parsley on top.

Notes

A traditional southeastern recipe passed down from generations. My family also requests this soup of me and everyone who's ever tried it loves it.

  • This looks yum. Coming into winter, hot soups are a must have

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  • Different to other soups I have tried. Looks delicious though

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  • I love soup for cold nights and even lunch the next day. I have never heard of Tarhana so have to google that now.

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  • I’ve never heard of Tarhana before this. It sounds like an interesting food.

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  • Yum! I love this twist on something traditional.

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  • Will be great for winter. Love tomatoes so this recipe would be ideal for me. Ingredients used have a touch of southeastern ingredients I would love.

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  • The perfect comfort food for this cold weather.

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  • mmmmmmm! Perfect comfort food for the cooler nights

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  • Looks yummy. I’d probably use couscous because I’ve never heard of Tarhana.

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  • What’s Taharna?

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  • I have never heard of Tarhana so must find out about it. I love tomato soup and would be quite happy to use this recipe with or without the Tarhana. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  • I’m not a lover of tomato soup but will definitely give this one a go. Be nice in the upcoming cooler months.

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  • Yummo! It’s great to find all of these new soup recipes ready for the upcoming child months. I’m actually a really big soup fan but unfortunately hubby isn’t but it doesn’t matter as all the more for me lol.

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