Carrot Soup

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I came across a recipe for a chilled carrot soup but I am just not a fan of chilled soups, even in the summer.  I think you can still have a summer soup but have it be served hot.  This one has a nice bright flavor with the ginger and cilantro and it’s a beautiful color that compliments almost anything you choose to serve with it.

Carrot Soup
 
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Recipe type: Soup, main dish, side dish
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds of carrots - peeled and sliced into rounds
  • 6 cups of vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 large or 2 small onions - chopped
  • 1 handful of cilantro (leaves and stems) - rough chopped
  • 1 jalapeno - ribs and seeds removed - diced
  • 2 Tablespoons ginger - grated (I use the microplane)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ cup greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
Instructions
  1. Add the olive oil to a soup pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onion and jalapeno to the pot and sautee until the onions are soft and translucent.
  3. Add the ginger and the cumin and sautee until combined into the onion mixture, 1 minute.
  4. Add the carrots and the broth to the pan.
  5. Bring the soup to a boil and turn the heat down to cook at a strong simmer until the carrots are tender, approximately 20-30 minutes.
  6. Stir the cilantro into the soup.
  7. Use the immersion blender to blend the soup until it is a smooth consistency.
  8. Stir the yogurt or sour cream into the soup.
  9. Alternate method:
  10. Let the soup cool for 5 minutes.
  11. Transfer the soup in batches to the blender and puree until smooth.
  12. Transfer the soup back to the pot.
  13. Stir the yogurt or sour cream into the soup.
  14. Heat to desired temperature.
  15. Serve in bowls, garnishing with a dollop of yogurt/sour cream and cilantro.
  16. NOTE - Be careful when blending hot liquids. Fill the blender only ½ way and raise one corner of the lid to let the heat escape. Place a towel over the blender and pulse a few times to release the heat. Blend until smooth.

 

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2 thoughts on “Carrot Soup

  1. Yes, I love the idea a hot soup that is supposed to be chilled. I am not a big fan of chilled soups, so I look forward to trying this.

    I have loved everyone of your recipes, and I am sure I will love this one too.

    Happy cooking,
    Jeannette

    • Hi Jeanette-
      I love soup, comforting in any season I think! Thank you for your comments I appreciate them! Take care, talk to you soon.
      Lisa

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