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Cream of Cilantro Soup

Yield 6 cups (serving size: 1 cup)
Fresh cilantro brings its signature aroma and flavor to this creamy soup recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 1 (32-ounce) package reduced-sodium fat-free chicken broth, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 (8-ounce) package fat-free cream cheese
  • 1 (8-ounce) container light sour cream
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Garnishes: fresh cilantro sprigs, light sour cream

Nutrition Information

  • calories 156
  • caloriesfromfat 50 %
  • fat 8.6 g
  • satfat 5.2 g
  • monofat 2.5 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 7.9 g
  • carbohydrate 9.3 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 31 mg
  • iron 1.6 mg
  • sodium 393 mg
  • calcium 177 mg

How to Make It

  1. Remove stems from cilantro, and coarsely chop leaves.

  2. Process cilantro and 1 cup chicken broth in a blender or food processor until blended, stopping to scrape down sides.

  3. Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat; whisk in flour. Gradually add remaining 3 cups broth, whisking constantly until mixture is smooth. Boil 1 minute. Stir in cilantro mixture, cream cheese, and next 5 ingredients; simmer soup 15 minutes. Garnish, if desired.