Creamy Cilantro Soup

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 bunch (2 oz.) fresh cilantro, chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
8 oz cream cheese, softened (microwave 30 sec)
1 tablespoon sour cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
juice of 1 lime
2-4 tablespoons water or vegetable broth, depending on desired consistency

  1. Saute onion and cilantro in (hot) olive oil over medium-high heat for approx. 4 minutes. Add garlic and saute another minute.
  2. Add softened cream cheese to blender and blend alone for 5 seconds. Add sour cream, salt, lime juice and 2 tablespoons water or broth and blend well.
  3. Add chopped cilantro and sauteed onions and garlic to blender and mix briefly.
  4. Pour contents back into pan and simmer on medium to medium-low heat, stirring almost constantly until thoroughly heated. Add additional water or broth as needed until desired consistency is achieved.

PREP TIME 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME 20 minutes
Serve with cheese toast. (Have a seeded baguette sliced, spray slices with cooking oil, sprinkle with parmesan cheese and toast lightly.)
Add more water as needed.
Add crushed red peppers for heat.
Garnish with sour cream, sliced limes or freshly grated parmesan.


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