carrot soup

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.

might have to try this salad over the weekend from smitten kitchen via the wednesday chef.

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
serves 4

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.


Betty Bake said...

i love your photo

thanks for sharing

betty Bake

hannah queen | honey & jam said...

I love your blog so much! this soup looks so tasty.

~ Chef Louise said...

I know what you mean about the weather, it's up to 85 here on the West Coast, time to start eating lighter leaving the stove off. This photo is great, I am so inspired by your style...

The French said...

I just got some carrots from my csa. It's kismet:)

Nicole@The Dirty Oven via twitter @ovenloving said...

Wow!!! Your photos are amazing. Love it! Someday I hope my blog will even come close to yours.
Keep it up!!!

FashionFoodFatale said...

Could we coin it transeasonal food perhaps? Guas what I'm having for lunch and it's a cold winters day down here.

Paulina S. said...

This soup looks amazing and proves how versatile carrots are - i usually make a carrot salad with ginger, grated carrot, honey, red onion, balsamic vinegar and oil
really tasty.

Anonymous said...

Put another post up already!!!!

Mina B. said...

The heat wave is on... Toronto hit 38 yesterday and I noticed a sign for cold cherry soup, then checking into your blog for the first time in a while I found this... I'll take it as a sign, it's time for cold soup.

Pallavi said...

What a great recipe..will try it soon for sure! I love the photography on your blog!
Good luck and good wishes!

Joudie's Mood Food said...

I always forget how lovely carrot soup is. Thanks for the reminder... Looks absoultely delicious.

pookiepantry said...

perfect for a rainy day here in MI. Thanks for the inspiration.

Isabel said...

Just made it!! tastes amazing!!!...SALUDOS FROM MEXICO!

Anonymous said...

this soup is so great!!! i have made it a couple of times with some pumpkin (i often have a small amount that needs to be used up) in it as well and it works just as well, if not better. such an easy yet delicious meal that has been a fantastic addition to my repertoire. thanks so much!!

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