Recipe courtesy of Georgia Downard

Orange-Ginger Carrot Soup

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  • Total: 55 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

Salt and pepper, to taste

1 bunch cilantro or fresh parsley

1/4 cup sour cream or plain yogurt

1 pound carrots

1 medium onion

6 garlic cloves

1(2-inch) piece fresh ginger

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 large orange

4 1/2 cups chicken stock, homemade or reduced-sodium canned broth

1 bay leaf

Directions

  1. Peel and thinly slice the carrots. Finely chop the onion. Peel and chop the garlic cloves. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add carrots, onion, garlic, and ginger and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is golden, 6 to 8 minutes. Meanwhile grate the orange to yield 2 teaspoon grated zest. Juice orange to yield 1/2 cup orange juice.
  2. Add chicken stock, orange zest, and bay leaf to cooking vegetables. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until carrots are tender about 20 minutes.
  3. In a food processor or blender, puree soup in batches until smooth; return to saucepan. Stir in orange juice and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Mince cilantro or parsley to yield 2 tablespoons. Garnish each soup bowl with a dollop of sour cream or yogurt and sprinkling of cilantro and serve.