Lynne's Ginger Carrot Soup


Sweet carrot soup with a spicy kick.

Time: 55-60 mins.

3 tbsp olive oil

1/2 yellow onion, diced

1/4 cup fresh ginger, minced

4 cups chopped and peeled carrots (about 1 1/2 pounds)

3 cups vegetable broth

1 1/2 cups orange juice

dash nutmeg

salt and pepper to taste

yogurt or sour cream for serving

In a large pot, saute onions and ginger in olive oil until soft, about 3-5 minutes.

Add carrots and vegetable broth and reduce heat to medium.

Allow to simmer for about 40 minutes, or until carrots are soft.

Add orange juice and stir well.

Working in small batches, and using a food processor or blender, process soup until smooth.

Return soup to pot or serving bowl and add nutmeg, salt and pepper, stirring well.

Serve with a dollop of yogurt or sour cream, if desired.