Carrot Ginger Soup

This recipe is a favorite of ours when the weather gets cold (or cold-ish as the case may be lately…) It’s super easy too!

Carrot Ginger Soup
by Myra Goodman in her cookbook Food to Live By

2 tbs canola oil (or olive oil)
1 small yellow onion, coarsely chopped
1 piece (3 inches long) fresh ginger, peeled and coarsely chopped
1 1/4 pounds carrots, sliced 1/4 inch thick (about 4 cups)
5 cups vegetable (or chicken) broth
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
pinch of ground nutmeg
Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper

1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.  Add the onion and ginger and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and fragrant, about 5 minutes.

2. Add the carrots, stock, and orange juice.  Increase the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and let simmer until the carrots are very tender.  About 45 minutes

3. Using an immersion blender or food processor,  puree the soup

4. Add the nutmeg to the soup and season it with salt and pepper to taste

5. Serve the soup hot and garnish with sour cream.  Yum!

Photo by Andrea Bemis

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