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Carrot Ginger Soup with Orange Splash

Carrot Ginger Soup with Orange Splash

Here’s a great way to get a big hit of vegetables into your diet. This soup makes a satisfying meal with chewy, wholesome bread. A small bowl also serves as a healthy starter that will definitely curb your appetite.

Chop celery and onions. Peel and chop carrots.

Heat oil in large pot. Add celery and onions and sauté over medium heat for about 5 minutes.

Add carrots and chopped red pepper and saut̩ another 5 Р10 minutes, until carrots start to soften.

Add ginger and crushed garlic. Cook for another minute or so.

Add chicken broth, or water and salt. Heat to boil and reduce heat to simmer, cooking until all vegetables are soft, approximately 15 minutes.

Puree in blender or food processor until you get a nice smooth consistency.

Return soup to pot, reheat and add orange zest and fresh squeezed orange juice.

Serve with chopped, fresh cilantro.

Makes 8 cups.