Carrot Coconut Soup

Carrot Coconut Soup – The ginger and curry powder add great flavor to this easy-to-prepare soup. It’s also rich in vitamin A and tastes great!

Ingredients:

  • 1 large onion, choppedCarrot Coconut Soup
  • 1 TBS + 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 TBS fresh ginger, sliced
  • 4 medium cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 2 cups sliced carrots, about 1/4-inch thick
  • 1 cup sweet potato, cut into about 1/2-inch cubes
  • 5 oz canned coconut milk
  • salt and white pepper to taste

Prep and Cook Time of Carrot Coconut Soup: 30 minutes

Directions:

  1. Chop onion and let it sit for at least five minutes to bring out its hidden health benefits.
  2. Heat 1 TBS broth in a medium soup pot. Healthy Sauté onion in broth over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring often.
  3. Add garlic and ginger and continue to sauté for another minute.
  4. Add curry powder and mix well with onions.
  5. Add broth, carrots, and sweet potato and simmer on medium high heat until vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes.
  6. Add coconut milk.
  7. Blend in batches making sure blender is not more than half full. When it’s hot, and the blender is too full, it can erupt and burn you. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Return to soup pot and reheat.

Serves 4

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