As I was looking for new recipes to make for one of my personal chef clients, I discovered this wonderful roasted carrot soup from food52. I tweaked the recipe slightly, and it still turned out great!
This is perfect for your holiday dinner or a wonderful light lunch with some crusty bread and a green salad. What's your favorite warming soup? How do you detox after the holidays?
Roasted Carrot Soup (adapted from Food 52)
- 7 large carrots
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 6 cups vegetable stock
- 1 piece ginger, 2 inches long, peeled
- 3 sprigs thyme, plus more for garnish
- 1/2 large sweet onion, chopped
- 2 large garlic cloves, chopped
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Peel and cut the carrots into 1/2-inch rounds. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the carrots with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and sprinkle generously with salt. Broil the carrots until they brown and soften for 20 minutes, turning them over with a spatula every 5 minutes or so.
- Meanwhile, bring the stock to a boil, add the ginger and the sprig of thyme and simmer gently for 15 minutes.
- Put the onion in a medium stock pot with the remaining olive oil. Brown the onion over medium heat, stirring frequently. Add the garlic, and then add the carrots.
- Remove the ginger and thyme from the stock and add the stock to the pot with the onions and carrots. Bring to boil and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, until the carrots are soft enough to puree.
- Use an immersion or a standard blender to puree the mixture until smooth. If the soup seems too thick, add more stock or water and reheat gently. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with chopped fresh thyme.