With the cold winter months, a comforting bowl of soup is what I want, especially a tasty and healthy soup that is easy to make.
The cream of carrot soup recipe was adapted from celebrity Chef Ricardo’s website Ricardo cuisine, under the healthy section. The soup does not use cream or milk, but has a velvety creamy texture. The soup uses only a handful of ingredients and can be on your table in less than an hour, which is amazing.
This is the first time I have made a recipe from his website, and it won’t be the last. The site is well organized into recipe categories including appetizer, main, dessert and ingredients.
- 1 small onion diced
- 2 tablespoons (30 ml) butter
- 5 cups (1.25 L) chicken broth (mine was homemade)
- 4 cups (1 L) of carrots-peeled and diced (about 3 large carrots)
- 1 cup (250 ml) of potatoes-peeled and cubed (about 2 potatoes)
- Salt and pepper
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- In a saucepan, add the vegetable oil and butter over medium heat. Soften the onions, followed by the carrots and potatoes. Season with salt. This took about 15 minutes.
- Add the broth and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer gently for about 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
- In a blender, purée the soup until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
Feel free to top your soup with what you have available at home including parsley, coriander or crackers. I topped mine with a dollop of sour cream, leftover roasted chicken, and coriander.
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