Enjoy my familiar recipe. Delicious tomato and oats soup made with garlic and cilantro.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a large deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Pour in the olive oil, and let it heat up. Add the oats; cook and stir until toasted.

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  • In a blender or large food processor, combine the tomatoes, onion, garlic, 1 cup of water, and cilantro. Blend until smooth. Pour into the pan with the toasted oats. Stir in the remaining 2 cups of water, and bring to a boil. Mix in the salt and chicken bouillon. Cover, and simmer for 15 minutes. Enjoy hot or warm.

Nutrition Facts

218.2 calories; 5.2 g protein; 24.6 g carbohydrates; 0.1 mg cholesterol; 493.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (37)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2005
Don't let the name keep you from making this soup. A very good recipe if you like cilantro and garlic and we do!! I added another clove of garlic used low sodium chicken bouillon and canned no sodium added tomatoes. I sprayed the pan w/Pam and only used 1 Tbl of olive oil. It was still very good. I imagine it would be even better as written but we are attempting to cut down on sodium and fat.With my changes it is much lower in sodium and fat. Next time I will add some jalapeno. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/26/2006
This recipe is very similar to "Sour Cereal" with the exception of the chicken bouillion. I used to eat it for breakfast every day! Read More
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41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2005
Don't let the name keep you from making this soup. A very good recipe if you like cilantro and garlic and we do!! I added another clove of garlic used low sodium chicken bouillon and canned no sodium added tomatoes. I sprayed the pan w/Pam and only used 1 Tbl of olive oil. It was still very good. I imagine it would be even better as written but we are attempting to cut down on sodium and fat.With my changes it is much lower in sodium and fat. Next time I will add some jalapeno. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2006
This is a nice hearty soup that tastes even better the longer it sits. It didn't seem like much as I was putting it together but once it had simmered and the oats had plumped up it was delicious. The toasted oats give the soup such a unique flavor. I used vegetable broth and I was out of onion; otherwise I followed the recipe exactly (I do think it could use a bit more garlic). My boyfriend who's a soup junkie loves this so much he wants to start making it on a weekly basis for his lunches. The beauty of this recipe is there's so much room for interpretation--you can use different fresh herbs and/or add in a few veggies for variety (I'm thinking basil pureed red pepper and mushrooms...mmm!). Bonus points for ease of preparaton. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2006
This soup is amazing. It does NOT sound like it would be so good--but it is. I use no oil only Pam spray (I spray the oats several times while toasting) to cut the calories. I use extra cilantro and garlic and occasionally I add a few squeezes of fresh lime. SO DELICIOUS for a super-duper low-calorie soup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2006
I love this soup! And it is good for me (I spray the pan with pam and use only 1 Tbs oil). My husband even likes it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/07/2007
We don't usually eat tomato soups but this one was a winner. Next time I might add more oats but the cilantro really made the soup. I froze half of it for later and will definitely make this again sometime! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2009
Wonderful hearty filling and guilt-free. I added the juice of two limes and black pepper and can hardly wait to try this with basil instead of cilantro. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2007
Good soup! The oatmeal largely works like barley: providing substance and just a little "background" flavor to what is essentially tomato soup. I'm not sure the cilantro added much... and the soup could use some additional "dimension." I used some great late-summer tomatoes from the farmer's market.... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2010
Are the oats the rolled kind or the Scottish Oats kind? My veggie garden is going great and will have lots of cilantro and tomatoes to use! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2012
I blended in some bell peppers and added a a bit of chili sauce. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/26/2006
This recipe is very similar to "Sour Cereal" with the exception of the chicken bouillion. I used to eat it for breakfast every day! Read More
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