Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe

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Today we’re happy to share a very delicious and healthy, vegan option for your Easter Celebration.  It’s also perfect for any night you want to make a little more special.   This Carrot Ginger Soup  recipe comes from Paulding & Co. – a full catering kitchen based in San Francisco that boasts vast opportunities for bonding and excitement.  Founded by mother-daughter duo Terry and Tracy Paulding, it specializes in creating innovative event ideas for families and corporate entities through public cooking classes and exercises.

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Carrot Ginger Soup

6 servings (about one cup each)

 Ingredients

  • 1 onion
  • 1 lb. carrots
  • 1-inch piece ginger
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • Pinch cayenne pepper, or more to taste
  • 1 quart water plus 1 Tbs. light miso
  • salt & freshly ground pepper to taste (or white pepper)
  • Chiffonade of basil or Thai basil for garnish

 Instructions

  1. Peel and coarsely dice onion.
  2. Peel and slice carrots.
  3. Peel and slice ginger (scrape skin off ginger with the dull back-side of a paring knife).
  4. Peel and chop garlic.
  5. Warm olive oil in a heavy bottomed saucepan.  Add onion, carrots and ginger.
  6. Sauté over medium heat until starting to soften.
  7. Add garlic, and continue to cook for a minute longer.
  8. Add cayenne, water and miso, and bring to a boil over high heat.
  9. Turn down to a simmer and cook, covered for 15 minutes.
  10. Taste, and add salt and pepper as needed.
  11. Continue to cook another 10 minutes, until very soft. Puree in the blender until smooth. Adjust seasonings and add more water if too thick.
  12. Garnish bowls of soup with a chiffonade of fresh basil or Thai basil, and serve.

 

 

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