Warming spices and chocolate transform this tomato soup into a memorable meal.
Try taking this soup recipe as a base idea and making it your own by switching out the can of diced tomatoes for another unique complementary chocolate pairing such as carrots or beets. Just note that you’ll need to add some extra water, and cooking time will take longer.
In stockpot over medium-high, heat oil. Add onion and sauté until translucent, about 4 minutes. Add garlic, carrot, celery, and sun-dried tomatoes. Continue to cook, stirring often, until carrots have softened, about 5 minutes. Season with salt, coriander, ground cayenne powder, and cocoa powder. Cook for 1 minute to toast spices before adding white wine. Cook, stirring constantly, until white wine has evaporated, about 2 minutes. Stir in diced tomatoes, water, and pear. Bring soup to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and let soup simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes. Remove stockpot from heat and stir in unsweetened chocolate until chocolate is fully melted and well incorporated into the soup.
Working in batches, in blender, blend soup until smooth (immersion blender will also work). Return to clean stockpot over low heat to warm gently.
To serve, divide soup among serving bowls and garnish with diced avocado and tomato, then a dusting of cocoa powder, if desired. Enjoy while warm.
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