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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.

Health MAY 2012

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: about 1 1/4 cups)
  • Cook time:25 Minutes
  • Prep time:15 Minutes

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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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 50
  • Fat: 0.3g
  • Saturated fat: 0.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 12g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 319mg
  • Calcium: 39mg
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