Monday, December 30, 2013

Carrot Ginger Soup

Good grief I've eaten more tender beef and gourmet cheese than any one girl should. Not to mention the case of red wine I probably consumed singlehandedly. In other words, I had a great holiday! But after all the fun, I need a nap and some serious vegetables.

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 ginger
1lb 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!

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