Spicy Tomato Chocolate Soup – The Travel Bite Print

Spicy Tomato Chocolate Soup

  • Author: Rachelle Lucas
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 Servings 1x


  • 2 Tbl Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbl Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Onion, Diced
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 2 Carrots, Peeled and Diced
  • 2 Celery Stalks, Diced
  • 1 Cup Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Sliced
  • Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper to Taste
  • 3 Tbl Harissa (North African Chili Paste)
  • 2 tsps Hungarian Paprika
  • 2 tsps ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp ground Coriander
  • ½3/4 cup Dry Sherry or White Wine
  • 128 oz Can Diced Tomatoes
  • 4 Cups Chicken Broth
  • ¼ Cup Cilantro, Chopped
  • ¼ Cup Italian Parsley, Chopped
  • 34 oz Bittersweet Chocolate
  • 2 Tbl Honey or to Taste
  • Queso Fresco, Goat Cheese or Crème Fraiche to Garnish


  1. Heat oil and butter in a stock pot over medium high heat until butter melts.
  2. Add onion and sauté until translucent, approx. 5 mins. Add garlic, carrots, celery and sun dried tomatoes.
  3. Season with salt, pepper, harissa, paprika, cumin and coriander. Saute for a couple of minute to toast spices and soften vegetables.
  4. Add wine and continue cooking on high until all of the liquid has evaporated. Add tomatoes and chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 45 mins or until the vegetables are tender.
  5. Pass soup through a food mill or blender to puree and remove any large particles. Return soup to pot and place over low heat.
  6. Add parsley and cilantro. Add chocolate and enough honey to balance acidity. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  7. Serve hot, garnished with queso fresco, fresh goat cheese or crème fraiche.

  • Cuisine: North African

Keywords: Soup, Tomato Soup, Savory Chocolate Recipe