as the temperatures rise and it feels more and more like summer outside, the last thing on our minds was a warm bowl of soup! but with several bunches of carrots leftover from a recent shoot, i couldn't think of anything i'd rather make. it's actually quite perfect to eat near the blasting air conditioner with a cold crisp salad for lunch or dinner. quick to prepare and with minimal time spent by a warm stove, this soup could even be served chilled.
it's now the perfect time of year to start drinking rose and this bottle was always one of our favorites! wonder if we can find it in nyc?
great recipes for icy treats here from design sponge. remember when we made boozy pops here? also, if you happen to be around brooklyn flea or chelsea market, definitely check out people's pops - they're great.
have a wonderful weekend!
Spiced Carrot Soup
2 tbs olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, smashed
1 tbs grated fresh ginger
1 lb carrots, peeled & roughly chopped
2 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable stock stock
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
cilantro sprigs, optional garnish
in a large saucepan, heat oil and saute onions until translucent, about 5 minutes. add garlic and ginger and cook 1 minute more. add carrots and broth and bring to a boil. reduce to a simmer, cover and cook until tender, about 20 minutes. carefully puree soup in batches in a blender or in the saucepan using an immersion blender until smooth. stir in cumin, coriander and lemon. divide between four bowls and garnish with yogurt and cilantro.