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Classic Carrot-Ginger Soup

Photo: Con Poulos
Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 25 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings (serving size: about 1 1/4 cups)
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.

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

Cook's Notes

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