The Kick Off Summer Soup
1 large stockpot
3 cups tomatoes – chopped
6 cups vegetable stock – homemade or commercial
4 cups yellow onion – chopped
1 cup minced garlic
4 cups cilantro – fresh and chopped
2 Tbsp black pepper
1 pinch ground cumin
1 Tbsp Allspice
In a large stockpot over “Medium” heat, combine chopped tomatoes, vegetable stock, chopped yellow onion and minced garlic. Let the soup cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, and then add fresh cilantro, black pepper, ground cumin and Allspice. Stir the soup until the ingredients are well blended. Let the soup cook for 1 hour before serving.
This soup pairs well with French bread and French white wine.