Sunday, April 17, 2011

Curried Carrot Soup

Are you feeling like you need some clean eating this week?  I do.  I am packing this homemade soup in containers to enjoy for lunch during the work week.  I can't be held responsible for what I might enjoy after this light and healthy soup, but at least I had the right idea.

This soup is packed with Vitamin A, low in calories, high in fiber, with virtually no fat.



Curried Carrot Soup
Serves 4-6

Ingredients:
4 cups sliced carrots (about 1-1/2 pounds)
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
1 small turnip, chopped
1 small potato, peeled and quartered
1cup water
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fines herbs
1/4-1/2 teaspoon good quality curry powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon white pepper

Garnish: 1 orange, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces for garnish. A dollop of sour cream or plain yogurt.

Directions:
In a saucepan combine the carrots, onion, turnip, potato and water.  Bring to a boil over high heat, then cover, and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes.

In 2 batches, transfer vegetables and remaining liquid to food processor or blender and puree.  Return to pan and add all remaining ingredients.  Simmer, uncovered to blend flavors, about 10 minutes.

Garnish with orange slices, sour cream or plain yogurt.

Enjoy!
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40 comments:

Katerina said...

Sounds like a winner this soup! I wish I had a bowl!

rosaria said...

Oh yes! It's on for supper.

Rita said...

Love carrot soup and your version is really tempting.
Rita

That Girl said...

I make a lot of soups because they're so easy to pack in our lunches. I'll have to add this one into the rotation.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

This sounds just fantastic. Diane

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

I'm with you. I just took out some frozen squash and carrot puree from my freezer. Good idea for work lunches this week.

Rachel Cotterill said...

I love carrot soups - this sounds like a great one! :)

doggybloggy said...

mmmmm - mmmmm - double mmmmm and one more mmmmmm - this looks so good I am going to have to make some.

Chef E said...

You did a great job, by the looks of it, my eyes feel better already! Yumm is what I really wanted to say :)

Claudia said...

This is perfect for the week before the Easter breads and pies are unveiled! Love rich color - and really smiling at the curry in it.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Vleva, this hits on healthy, beautiful and delicious! Merci. blessings ~ tanna

Farmchick said...

A great combo with the carrots and curry!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Excellent looking curry. The soup looks so thick, colorful and inviting. Great preparation.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Yum! This soup looks fantastic! I love curry...delicious!

scrambledhenfruit said...

Another beautiful soup! I love to pack soup in my lunchbox, and this carrot one sounds delicious. I'm all for clean living. :)

The Absence of Alternatives said...

Snow flakes are falling down from the sky right now. This soup sounds like what I could use. Or I could just come over to your house now.

TKW said...

This is perfect for us right now! My husband has decided he's fat (eyeroll) and wants to go on a diet.

tasteofbeirut said...

Love carrots with curry! Used to make a similar soup but kids did not like it and I gave up; need to make it again, thanks to you!

Chris's Gourmet Fashion said...

Your soup looks lovely. I also sometimes make soups and take them to the office for lunch ... it's so much healthier. I have never attempted carrot soup, lookin at your yummy picture this is one to try. Have a great week!

Kim said...

Velva - I've had carrot soup on my radar for awhile now and this version sounds perfect. Seems like the perfect thing to eat for spring.

Lynda said...

Your soup looks so good Velva; I'm sitting here munching on a carrot, wishing it would suddenly turn into your soup! I need something healthy right now.

Jennifurla said...

The color here is just outstanding, love it.

teresa said...

could definitely go for some clean eating, this looks SO good!

Anna's Table said...

Velva, I haven't made curried soup in a while as my francophone friends would say your soup... "me donne le goût". Looks delicious.

From the Kitchen said...

This looks delicious! I wish I had a pot on the range right now. What I do have are carrots on the grocery list.

Best,
Bonnie

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

I could easily eat this for lunch every day.Looks fabulous!

Elisabeth said...

I love the texture, the color, and the fabulous spices used in it. Would love a bowl right now. So yummy!!!

Parsley Sage said...

I have absolutely bookmarked this. Curry and carrots in a soup. That's genius.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I haven't made carrot soup since last fall so I'm ready and this sounds delicious with the curry. All the little bunnies and big rabbits would love this :)

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

great soup love carrot soups, he he you sound like me with the nutritional info :-)

Sanjeeta kk said...

Such a simple yet healthy soup! The color looks just the right to cheer up any day :) Glad to find this space from Twitter.

A Feast for the Eyes said...

The color is gorgeous! It's still cool enough where I live to enjoy a bowl of this.
PS: So glad you got back to my blog. Thanks!

Angie's Recipes said...

The soup looks fabulous! I love the addition of curry in carrot soup.

Erica said...

I live carrot soup and The combo carrot-curry sounds delicious,Velva!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I've never made a carrot soup, I love carrots, and it's the perfect time of year to make it, I'll hop to it right away! I love the fact that it's satisfying and almost fat free!

PapaCheong's 拿手好菜 said...

Looks so easy to make. I'm gonna try it out this week.

Papacheong
http://home-cook-dishes-for-family.blogspot.com/

The Japanese Redneck said...

a very pretty color

Abbey said...

Yum! I do a curried pumpkin soup, but this sounds much lighter. Thanks!

Chris said...

Ha ha ha, day late (my visit) dollar short. I just made Reeni's curry corn soup today to make up for my curry semi-flop last night. I'll keep this one on hand for later though. Not tomorrow. I don't want to overdose on curry this weekend and get "that smell", lol.

White On Rice said...

Oh my! The further I scroll through the pages here, the more my mouth drools. What a lovely blog of delectables. This carrot soup recipe will be the first I'll try. Thank you.

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