Monday, August 25, 2014

Moroccan Carrot Soup

Moroccan Carrot Soup
This is an everyday favorite soup in our house. It's filling, tasty, packed with nutrition & not packed with calories. A win-win sort of soup.

I like to have it as an appetizer course, a light meal with some bread, or even as a side dish (I can't be the only one who gets tired of salads and steamed veggies in the side-dish spot, can I?).

It's called "Moroccan" because it uses spices typical of that cuisine, not because the recipe itself actually comes from Morocco. 

It's easy to make a big batch, and freezes well in single portions so that you can have a nice bowl anytime the mood hits you!

Moroccan Carrot Soup
Simmer until fork-tender
2 pounds Carrots (I use a 2# bag of baby carrots for convenience, but you can also clean & chop regular carrots)
Water Just to Cover Carrots
1 teaspoon ground Cumin
1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
When carrots are tender, add
1 rounded Tablespoon Almond Butter
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
1 teaspoon Salt
puree soup in pot with immersion blender
Taste - you may want to add a dash of sweetener here, if your carrots weren't naturally sweet enough.
Adjust seasonings (Salt & Lemon Juice) to taste
Add more water if needed for desired texture.

Serve.

I LOVE to garnish this one with Sambal Oelek, which is a wonderfully complex hot sauce with a relish-type texture. Use another favorite hot sauce if desired.  My little girl loves it with no hot sauce at all.

This is being shared at:
In & Out of the Kitchen
Virtual Vegan Potluck

6 comments:

  1. We have lots of carrots right now! But I need to get some almond butter... I always appreciate vegetarian recipes :) Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Bookmarking this one for fall :-). Thanks for sharing at the Potluck!

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  3. Oooo, would love this soup! Perfect anytime of the year in my book :

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  4. I've just found your blog as I'm new to the Vegan diet and looking for inspiration. Having a nosey round x

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  5. This sounds delicious and easy to make. I like that it uses ingredients I typically have on hand.
    I'll have to give it a try one of these cool fall evenings that we're now experiencing!

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