|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 7g||9%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||12%|
|Total Carbohydrate 21g||8%|
|Dietary Fiber 6g||20%|
|Total Sugars 10g|
|Vitamin C 9mg||43%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Inspired by the flavors of Moroccan cuisine, this silky carrot soup is subtly spiced with ginger, cumin, and cinnamon. The recipe is very adaptable and a great canvas for the many wonderful spice blends available. Feel free to experiment, and substitute 1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons of your favorite spice blend — ras el hanout, curry powder, or Chinese five spice would all be great options.
Tip: Try thinning leftover soup with a little coconut milk when reheating — the coconut compliments the spices beautifully, and you'll have a whole new soup.
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
2 large cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
1 1/2 pounds carrots, peeled, trimmed, and sliced
3 1/2 cups vegetable stock
1 1/2 teaspoons honey
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
Sea salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Place the olive oil and butter in a stockpot over medium-high heat, and stir just until the butter melts.
Add the onion and garlic and sauté until the onion softened and translucent, about 5 minutes.
Stir in the carrots and sauté for 1 minute.
Add the vegetable stock, bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the carrots are very tender, about 20 minutes.
Using an immersion blender or regular blender, purée the soup until smooth.
Return the soup to the stockpot. Whisk in the honey, ginger, cumin, and cinnamon.
Add sea salt and pepper to taste.
Warm over low heat for 1 to 2 minutes more.
Serve warm or chilled.
Use Caution When Blending Hot Ingredients
Steam expands quickly in a blender and can cause ingredients to splatter everywhere or cause burns. To prevent this, fill the blender only one-third of the way up, vent the top, and cover with a folded kitchen towel while blending.