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Spicy Carrot Soup

A simple, vibrant, spicy carrot soup

© 2008 Miri Rotkovitz

This easy Spicy Carrot Soup gets its beautiful reddish-orange hue from the addition of a red bell pepper. Made from pantry and refrigerator staples, this simple carrot soup is a great choice when you don't have much in the kitchen, but want to eat something homemade.

Serves 4.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1-inch knob of ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped`
  • 2-3 dashes hot red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes, and saute for 1 minute. Add the carrots and bell pepper and continue to saute for 3 to 4 minutes, or until slightly softened.

Add the vegetable broth, raise the heat to bring the soup to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 20 to 25 minutes.

Puree the soup with an immersion blender or regular blender. Enjoy!

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