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Curried carrot soup

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This recipe makes 6 servings
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A splash of lime juice and a blend of spices transform an everyday carrot soup into a sophisticated indulgence. Accompany the soup with a green salad and crusty whole-grain bread for a complete meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil, olive
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1/2 medium onion(s), yellow
    chopped
  • 1 pounds carrot(s)
    peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, fresh
    plus 1 teaspoon peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 medium pepper(s), jalapeno
    seeded
  • 2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 5 cup(s) stock, chicken
    or vegetable stock or broth
  • 1/4 cup(s) cilantro, fresh
    chopped (fresh coriander) plus leaves for garnish
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice, fresh
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    optional
  • 3 tablespoon sour cream, light or fat-free
    or fat-free plain yogurt
  • 1 medium lime peel
    grated zest of 1 lime

Instructions

    Serves 1

    In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the mustard seed. When the seeds just start to pop, after about 1 minute, add the onion and saute until soft and translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the carrots, ginger, jalapeno and curry powder and saute until the seasonings are fragrant, about 3 minutes.

    Add 3 cups of the stock, raise the heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, until the carrots are tender, about 6 minutes.

    In a blender or food processor, puree the soup in batches until smooth and return to the saucepan. Stir in the remaining 2 cups stock. Return the soup to medium heat and reheat gently. Just before serving, stir in the chopped cilantro and lime juice. Season with the salt, if desired.

    Ladle into warmed individual bowls. Garnish with a drizzle of yogurt, a sprinkle of lime zest and cilantro leaves.

    Serving size: About 1.5 cups

Nutritional Information Amount Per Serving
  • Calories80
  • Total Fat4g
  • Saturated Fat1g
  • Sodium147mg
  • Carbohydrates5g
  • Dietary Fiber1g
  • Protein6g
  • Cholesterol3mg
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