Yummy unusual flavor The cardamon lends a wonderful aroma and delicate flavor to this soup. The pureed pistachios added a nice texture. I used chocolate peppers from my garden and they were a great substitute. Instead of non-fat buttermilk and cream I just used low-fat buttermilk and it was fine. Pros: Easy to make great as leftovers Cons: Amounts should be doubled a little expensive with cardamon and pistachios
Great for fall! This soup was great! I followed the recipe almost exactly with two exceptions. The store didn't have sweet Hungarian paprika only hot which I actually think enhanced the recipe. And cardamom is freakin' expensive so I substituted 1/2 tsp nutmeg and 1/2 tsp cinnamon (I doubled the recipe fyi). The only thing I didn't like was the garnish of cilantro. I'll be leaving that out next time. Pros: Easy cheap freezes well
Yes but where's the puree??? I loved this soup but you gotta change the title. Unless I completely missed something nowhere here is there any description of how to make that pistachio puree. The pistachios pureed into the soup give it a fantastic flavour so it really didn't need anything other than than hit of fresh herbs to finish it and the title makes it seem much more complicated than it really is. This is a simple quick and delicious recipe period!
Yummy and unusual! Even my 2 boys liked it and practically inhaled it. Changes I made: 1) Used 3 roasted red peppers instead of 2 raw sauteed ones. 2) Cut the oil to 1/2 Tbsp - 2 Tbsp seemed unnecessary. 3) Substituted 1/2 tsp sweet paprika with 1/2 tsp smoked paprika instead. 4) Left out the chili pepper. It probably would have been even better with a little heat but my boys wouldn't have eaten it. Very tasty!
We loved it! First you tste We loved it! First you tste the tangy buttermilk then the aromatic Cardamom and finally a nice bite from the Chili's. We had it on a cold Halloween night. Our friends enjoyed it as well. We would make it again anytime!! Loved it and its easy to make.
This soup is fantastic! My husband made it for company last night and it was totally guest-worthy. We almost left out the cardamom because it's so pricey but I'm glad we didn't--it adds a lovely flavor. We also couldn't find unsalted pre-shelled pistachios so I shelled them by hand and it was totally worth it. I'm going to crave this soup!
Great soup! I was looking for a non-meat soup with flavor and I found it! I couldn't find unsalted pistachios even at my local health food store so I purchased salted and rinsed thoroughly with cold water - worked great - no excessive salt flavor. I also couldn't find the pepper so used a jalapino that I roasted for more flavor and removed the seeds and ribs for less heat.
Easy to Make and So Satisfying! Rich and creamy and sweet with lots of pepper flavor. I made this soup when I had a cold. My husband was afraid that the hot chiles would irritate my throat but they only opened up my sinuses. What a treat even when well! Pros: Delicious and Comforting Cons: Added clean-up chore of washing blender