Classic Carrot-Ginger Soup

A bowl full of Carrot-Ginger Soup not only offers color and fragrance but it's light and soothing as well. Save a few carrot leaves the garnish.

Yield:

Makes 4 servings (serving size: about 1 1/4 cups)

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 25 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 50
Fat 0.3 g
Satfat 0.1 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 1 g
Carbohydrate 12 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 319 mg
Calcium 39 mg

Ingredients

8 carrots (1 pound), sliced, leaves reserved for garnish
1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
1 large clove garlic, smashed
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper, plus additional for garnish
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
4 cups water
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Preparation

1. In large pot, simmer carrots and next 5 ingredients (through water), covered, until carrots are tender (20-25 minutes).

2. Using an immersion blender (or a standard, blender working in batches), blend until smooth; add lemon juice. Divide among 4 bowls; garnish with crushed red pepper and carrot leaves. If desired, serve chilled.

Note:

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Caroline Wright,

May 2012