How have I not turned orange yet?
I mean really. I add pumpkin puree to my oatmeal, shakes and yes, even my peanut butter. I’ve made three different orange soups AND I eat at least one sweet potato a day.
Now you’re probably wondering how I’m not orange either, RIGHT?
Don’t judge. Okay fine, you can judge but only if we can still be friends.
As you’re now aware, I’m on a soup kick.
Only bad part about that is it’s 80 degree and I break a sweat every time I finish a bowl.
It’s hot. I’ll let you interpret that however you’d like.
I’m hoping for at least a few rainy days because I have 5 more soups, chili’s and and stews to test. Oye.
[Photographed by Lisa Thiele | With Style and Grace]
Joke aside, this soup is one of my all time favorites.
It’s healthy. gluten-free. dairy-free. vegetarian. and full of flavor.
If you can’t eat the entire batch like I can, it does freeze well OR. . . you can bring a container over to your friends house. You share your soup and maybe they’ll share their wine. note: share with friends who drink wine.
I’d share my wine for this soup. It’s soooo good!
Gingered Carrot Apple Soup
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 small yellow onion, sliced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 3 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and grated
- 2 small apples, peeled and sliced
- 1 1/2 pounds carrots, peeled and sliced, about 4-5 cups
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg
- salt + pepper, to taste
In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat.
Add onions and cook for about 5 minutes until translucent. Add ginger and garlic and cook for one minute. Add sliced apples and diced carrots.
Add vegetable broth and increase heat to medium-high, bringing to a boil. Reduce to low and simmer, uncovered for about 30 minutes or until the carrots and apples are softened. Remove from heat and let cool slightly before you puree. Add nutmeg and salt + pepper to taste
In batches, transfer soup to blender and puree. Careful to fill blender half full or else you’ll end up with an orange mess – about 3-4 batches.
Serve immediate or store in refrigerator in an airtight container.
*gluten-free *dairy-free *vegetarian
October 25 2011