Curried Carrot & Apple Soup

  • Active Time 40m
  • Total Time 1h

8 servings, generous 3/4 cup each

This colorful soup is both simple and delicious. Use apples that cook up soft; McIntosh are great.

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped (2 cups)
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 5 large carrots, peeled and thinly sliced (3 cups)
  • 2 large McIntosh or other apples, peeled and coarsely chopped (3 cups), peeled and coarsely chopped (3 cups)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat plain yogurt for garnish (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, dill or basil for garnish (optional)

directions

Heat the oil in a large saucepan or medium soup pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion and celery; cook until the onion is softened and translucent, 8-12 minutes; do not brown.

Stir in the curry powder, then add the carrots, apples and bay leaf. Stir well over medium heat for 2 minutes, then add the broth and salt. Bring the mixture to a low boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover tightly and simmer until the carrots and apples are tender, 20-25 minutes.

Remove the bay leaf. Using a large slotted spoon, transfer the soup solids to a food processor, adding about 1/2 cup of the broth; process to a smooth puree. Pour the puree back into the soup. Reheat and season with pepper. Serve piping hot, garnishing each serving, if you like, with a dab of yogurt and a sprinkle of fresh herbs.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 7387

nutrition information per serving

90 calories; 2g total fat; 1g total saturated fat; 3mg cholesterol; 188mg sodium; 12g carbohydrates; 3g fiber; 3g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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