I alway find soup's a good solution when you're wanting to go healthy, but aren't necessarily in the mood to chomp on a salad. This carrot soup delivers on the fresh factor and its flavors are anything but Christmas-y. Nothing like ginger and curry to cleanse the holiday palette!
Carrot Ginger Soup
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 shallot, chopped
4 tablespoons grated fresh ginger1lb carrots, peeled and chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1 pinch saffron
2 cups chicken stock, preferably homemade
Fresh chopped cilantro
Plain Greek yogurt
Heat olive oil in a dutch oven over medium heat. Add shallot and saute until softened. Add ginger and continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes.
Add carrots, salt, turmeric, curry powder and saffron and cook until fragrant; about 1 minute. Add chicken stock at bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until carrots are softened; about 20 minutes.
Use an immersion blender to puree soup. Serve with cilantro and yogurt. Enjoy!