Cream of Cilantro Soup

Fresh cilantro brings its signature aroma and flavor to this creamy soup recipe.

Yield: 6 cups (serving size: 1 cup)
Recipe from Southern Living

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 156
  • Calories from fat: 50%
  • Fat: 8.6g
  • Saturated fat: 5.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Protein: 7.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 9.3g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 31mg
  • Iron: 1.6mg
  • Sodium: 393mg
  • Calcium: 177mg

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

Preparation

  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.
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