Gingered Carrot Orange Soup

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 21 min
  • Prep: 21 min
  • Yield: 5 c (1.2 l)
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1 pound (454 g) carrots, chopped

2 medium onions, peeled, sliced

1½ teaspoons Ginger Paste or a 1-inch-(2.5 cm) cube of fresh ginger

2 tablespoons (30 g) reduced fat butter spread

4 cups (960 ml) vegetable or chicken broth

3 oranges, peeled, halved

¼ inch (0.6 cm) piece orange peel

Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. 1. Sauté carrots, onions and ginger in butter spread until soft.
  2. 2. Add 2 cups (480 ml) of broth. Simmer until tender.
  3. 3. Place oranges, orange peel, and cooked vegetable mixture into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
  4. 4. Select Variable 1.
  5. 5. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  6. 6. Blend for 30-45 seconds until smooth. Adjust consistency with remaining 2 cups (480 ml) of broth.
  7. 7. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve hot or cold. Garnish with light sour cream and chopped cilantro.
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