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Carrot Soup with Variations Recipe

Looking for an easy Carrot Soup with Variations recipe? Learn how to make Carrot Soup with Variations using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by kristapalmquist

Makes 4 servings



Instead of the 1 cup milk, consider substituting 1 cup yogurt or buttermilk plus a little honey 1/2 pint heavy cream 3/4 cup sour cream Instead of nutmeg, mint, and cinnamon, consider seasoning with 1 teaspoon each of thyme, marjoram and basil -1 teaspoon grated ginger

Recipe Ingredients for Carrot Soup with Variations

2 pounds peeled or scrubbed, chopped carrots
4 cups stock or water
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 medium potato, chopped (optional, for heartier soup)
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/3 cup chopped cashews or almonds
1 cup milk
2 pinches nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon dried mint
1 dash cinnamon

Recipe Directions for Carrot Soup with Variations

  1. Place carrots, liquid and salt (and potato if you are using it) into a medium sized soup pot and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer it for 12-15 minutes. Let it cool to room temp.

  2. Saute the onion, garlic and nuts in the butter until the onions are clear. You can sprinkle in a little salt to help draw the moisture out of the onions. Towards the end of cooking, stir in the seasoning combo of your choice.

  3. Puree everything together in a blender until smooth (I deviate from her recipe at this stage. I dump the sauteed onions, garlic and nuts into the pot with the cooked carrots and use an immersion blender to puree. It saves dishes and energy).

  4. Whisk in one of the dairy products. As I mentioned in the beginning, I often leave this step out until I'm just about to eat a bowl of soup. I'll stir in a little milk, a spoonful of yogurt or some cottage cheese just before serving (and just after reheating, if I'm using the microwave).

  5. Garnish with toasted nuts, some toasted bread crumbs or eat just as it is.

Categories

Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 635.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
326
Calories from Fat
132
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
14.7g
23%
Saturated Fat
6.8g
34%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
28mg
9%
Sodium
1727mg
72%
Potassium
640mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates
46.6g
16%
Dietary Fiber
5.7g
23%
Sugars
28.7g
Protein
6.5g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 37%
Calcium 14% Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Very high in sodium
  • Very high in sugar
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