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Creamy Carrot Soup

Creamy Carrot Soup

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  • Makes: 8 servings

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This creamy, gingery soup is a delicious side dish for beef, pork, or chicken.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (2-1/2 cups) carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup (1 stalk) chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 2 teaspoons finely shredded orange peel
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 -3 teaspoons chopped peeled gingerroot
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth or chicken stock or broth
  • Apple Creme Fraiche (see recipe below) (optional)
  • Sauteed Green Onions (see recipe below) (optional)
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs

Directions

  1. In large saucepan, combine carrots, celery, onion, orange peel, and juice, gingerroot, garlic, and vegetable or chicken stock. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and cook 10 to 12 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  2. In a food processor bowl or covered blender container, carefully puree the carrot mixture, half at a time, until its smooth. Return mixture to saucepan; cook and stir until heated through. Ladle into soup bowls. If you like, garnish with some Apple Creme Fraiche, Sauteed Green Onions, and rosemary sprigs.

Note

  • You can lower the sodium in this recipe by using reduced-sodium chicken broth.

Apple Creme Fraiche

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup whipping cream (not ultrapasteurized)
  • 1/4 cup dairy sour cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded, unpeeled tart apple
  • 1 tablespoon snipped cilantro

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, mix whipping cream and dairy sour cream. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 2 to 5 hours or until mixture thickens. (You can cover and chill the plain creme fraiche in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.) Combine the creme fraiche with shredded, unpeeled tart apple and snipped cilantro.

Sauteed Green Onions

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

Directions

  1. In a small skillet, cook chopped green onions in toasted sesame oil until tender, but not brown.

Nutrition Facts

(Creamy Carrot Soup)

Servings Per Recipe 8, cal. (kcal) 31, carb. (g) 10, Fat, total (g) 1, sodium (mg) 882

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