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Carrot-Ginger Soup

Carrot-Ginger Soup Recipe

Ingredients

  • 8 carrots (1 pound), sliced, leaves reserved for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 large clove garlic, smashed
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper, plus additional for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Preparation

1. In large pot, simmer carrots and next 5 ingredients (through water), covered, until carrots are tender (20-25 minutes).

2. Using an immersion blender (or a standard, blender working in batches), blend until smooth; add lemon juice. Divide among 4 bowls; garnish with crushed red pepper and carrot leaves. If desired, serve chilled.

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  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: about 1 1/4 cups)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving:50
Fat per serving:0.3g
Saturated fat per serving:0.1g
Monounsaturated fat per serving:0.0g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving:0.2g
Protein per serving:1g
Carbohydrates per serving:12g
Fiber per serving:3g
Cholesterol per serving:0.0mg
Iron per serving:0.0mg
Sodium per serving:319mg
Calcium per serving:39mg

Good to Know

The rich orange color of carrots assures that you’re getting tons of the nutrient beta-carotene. Save a few carrot leaves for an unexpected garish.

 

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