Easter Carrot Soup

Easter Carrot Soup Recipe
Photo: Marcus Nilsson
Easter soups are a delicious way to start the holiday meal. This carrot soup recipe uses just 5 ingredients and is paired with a tangy dill cream topping.

Yield:

Makes 4 servings

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Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Other: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 254
Caloriesfromfat 57 %
Fat 16 g
Satfat 7 g
Cholesterol 41 mg
Sodium 907 mg
Carbohydrate 23 g
Fiber 5 g
Sugars 9 g
Protein 7 g

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, sliced
1 1/2 pounds carrots, cut into 1/4-inch rounds
4 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
1 tablespoon grated ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

Preparation

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened but not browned, 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in the carrots, broth, ginger, 1 1/4 teaspoons of the salt, and the pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the carrots are soft, about 20 minutes. Let cool at least 10 minutes.

Using a blender, puree the soup in batches until smooth. Return to pot and rewarm over medium heat.

Meanwhile, whisk the cream in a small bowl until soft peaks form. Fold in the remaining salt and the dill. Divide the soup among individual bowls and top with the dill cream.

Tip: Tightly wrap any leftover ginger in plastic and store it in the freezer, where it can last up to a month. No need to thaw; you can slice or grate frozen ginger.

Note:

Sara Quessenberry,

April 2007
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