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Curried carrot soup

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size About 1.5 cups
Calories 104

Amount Per Serving
Monounsaturated fat 2 g
Saturated fat 1 g
Total fat 4 g
Sodium 116 mg
Cholesterol 1 mg
Dietary fiber 2.5 g
Protein 5 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

A splash of lime juice and a blend of spices transform an everyday carrot soup into a sophisticated indulgence.

Ingredients

(Serves 6)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon peeled and chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeded
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 5 cups low-sodium chicken stock, vegetable stock or broth
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (fresh coriander), plus leaves for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons low-fat sour cream or fat-free plain yogurt
  • Grated zest of 1 lime

Directions

In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the mustard seed. When the seeds just start to pop, after about 1 minute, add the onion and saute until soft and translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the carrots, ginger, jalapeno and curry powder and saute until the seasonings are fragrant, about 3 minutes. Add 3 cups of the stock, raise the heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, until the carrots are tender, about 6 minutes.

In a blender or food processor, puree the soup in small batches until smooth and return to the saucepan. Note: The soup will be hot. Fill blender or processor no more than one-third full to avoid burns.

Stir in the remaining 2 cups stock. Return the soup to medium heat and reheat gently. Just before serving, stir in the chopped cilantro and lime juice. Season with the salt, if desired. Ladle into warmed individual bowls. Garnish with a drizzle of yogurt, a sprinkle of lime zest and cilantro leaves.

Last Updated: March 30th, 2017