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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tomato Pomegranate Soup

I was having a craving for soup AND pasta, so I decided to rummage around my pantry and fridge and see what I could come up with.  The result was pretty good and passed the child taste test, which is a mark of a truly good recipe :)

I liked this soup because of the unique sour taste of the pomegranate molasses and pasta.  Best of all, prep time is only 5 minutes and it comes together very fast! Feel free to substitute another small pasta in place of the penne, in fact I think next time I make it I will use elbow macaroni because the penne was a bit long and I cut them in half in my bowl.

Serves 4

-1 tablespoon olive oil
-1 small white onion, chopped into thin strips
-1 large Italian squash, diced into small cubes
-1 cup small pasta (penne or elbow)
-1 can tomato paste
-6 cups broth (or 1 bouillon cube and water)
-2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
-salt to taste
-1/4 cup diced fresh cilantro

To make
-Heat olive oil on high heat in a pot and saute onions until semi soft, about 3-5 minutes.
-Add the water, pomegranate molasses, salt and tomato paste and stir until blended.
-When the mixture boils, add the pasta and squash. Cover and let soup simmer for 10-15 minutes or until pasta is cooked. If the pasta absorbs too much water, add a little more water and tomato paste.
-Stir in diced cilantro and enjoy :)


  1. I would have never thought to use pomegranate in soup, its genius. I had the ingredients on hand so I made this tonight, my picky 7 year old gobbled up his bowl and asked for seconds!

  2. Just because you have made all these recipes on here does not attest to you knowing how to cook. Knowing and cooking authentic Arabic food is where the true art of cooking lies, something which you yet have to achieve.

  3. ^^^^ why do you have to post such a rude comment!? this site is meant to help people find easy, fast, conventional delicious recipes and it DOES just that! Keep the great work up Savvy chef!

  4. I just made this and its soooooooOOOOOO good. It was quick to make and the ingredients are not complicated. The hardest thing to find was the pomegranate paste, but I found that in a little specialty store. Now that I have the bottle I want to try it out in different recipes!

    PS- Dear RUDE RUDE anonymous: GET A LIFE and take your bad energy somewhere else.

  5. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM. That is all I have to say!

  6. Keep the delicious recipes coming!

  7. Dear rudey rude,

    these recipes are the best. u don't have to use them or ridicule them. go start ur own site...

  8. C'mon Saavy chef we want more recipes pleaaaaaaaaaase (I'm begging:) !! )

  9. This soup sounds amazing I can't believe u just whipped it up out of nowhere!

  10. mmmm, what a unique combination of flavors. I wouldn't have thought the end result would be this good. I was feeling adventurous so I gave this a try and now I can't stop eating it