Carrot and Ginger Soup

Carrot and Ginger Soup - What She's Having

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Carrot and Ginger Soup

Yields 4-6 servings

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 lbs carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 lb white potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 L chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1/2 L water
  • salt and pepper
  1. In a large pot on medium high heat, heat oil. Add onions. Cook stirring often until softened. Add the garlic and ginger. Cook until fragrant.
  2. Add the carrots and potatoes, followed by the stock and water. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Bring to a boil then lower the temperature and simmer for 45 minutes. Once cooked use and immersion blender or food processor to puree until smooth.

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