Carrot and Tahini Soup with Pita Crisps Recipe

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Submitted by sailingchef

Makes 6 servings



You can also add 2 springs of fresh thyme. From the NYT.

Recipe Ingredients for Carrot and Tahini Soup With Pita Crisps

1 leek (1 fat or 2 slim ones), white part only, thinly sliced
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon kosher salt, more to taste
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 pinch of cayenne
1 1/2 pounds carrots, peeled and sliced 1/2-inch thick
1 quart vegetable broth
2 pita breads, each cut into 16 wedges
1/3 cup tahini
1 Fresh lemon juice, to taste
1 Grated lemon zest, for garnish
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro or mint

Recipe Directions for Carrot and Tahini Soup With Pita Crisps

  1. In a soup pot over medium heat, pour in oil, then add leek and sauté until translucent, about 4 minutes. Add garlic, salt, pepper, coriander, turmeric and cayenne, and cook until garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute.

  2. Add carrots and stir to coat them with leek mixture. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes, then add broth, thyme, if using, and 2 cups water. Bring to a simmer, partly cover and cook until carrots are very tender, about 25 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, heat oven to 400 degrees. Brush pita wedges with a little olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Spread them on a baking sheet and bake until brown and crisp, about 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool.

  4. When carrots are tender, turn off heat and let soup cool for 10 minutes. Remove thyme branches and stir in tahini. Using either an immersion blender, standard blender or food processor, purée soup until smooth. Return to pot and reheat if necessary. Taste and add lemon juice and more salt if desired.

  5. Serve soup garnished with the lemon zest, cilantro and pita wedges.

Categories

Nuts, Vegetables, Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 331.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
223
Calories from Fat
78
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.7g
13%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
1102mg
46%
Potassium
648mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates
29.2g
10%
Dietary Fiber
5.6g
22%
Sugars
6.8g
Protein
9.0g
Vitamin A 389% Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 14% Iron 19%
* 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
A
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • High in manganese
  • High in niacin
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sodium
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