Thursday, December 16, 2010

Carrot Soup

Work some delicious, orange vegetables into your diet with carrot soup. This is a simple recipe using readily available, basic ingredients.

1 lb of carrots, peeled and diced
1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
4 celery ribs, trimmed and chopped
2 tsp curry powder
3 Tbs vegetable oil
2 tsp salt
5 cups vegetable stock
1 Tbs lemon juice
black pepper

In a large stock pan, heat 3 Tbs. of vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the curry powder and saute for 2 minutes.  Add the chopped carrots, celery, onion and salt.  Saute for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.

Add to the pan the vegetable stock.  Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer about 15 minutes, until carrots are tender.

Remove from heat and, using an immersion blender, carefully puree the mixture.  Add lemon juice and season with pepper.

Re-heat to serve.   Enjoy!

Adapted from Soup: A Way of Life by Barbara Kafka

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