The Most Delicious Carrot Soup

17 December, 2009 Off By Pinky @lowfatpie

I’ve finally gone and done it.  One of my most favourite soups that I love to make is a spicy curry carrot soup.  Today though I’ve really hit the mark.  Absofreakinglutely Dee-Lish!!

I’m a kind of a read-the-recipe and then make it how I want to gal.  Usually there is not enough spice or salt or garlic (ooh how I love my garlic!), so I have to change it up a bit.  That’s why, what I’m about to give you, is kind of approxiamate. 

In order of appearance:
1,5 litre of water
2 chicken (or vegetable – I had chicken on hand) stock cubes (my Knorr cubes say 1 per 1/2 litre but I think that’s a bit much and too salty)
1 kilo carrots, peeled and cleaned up, cut into chunks
500 gr courgette, chopped
1 TBSP olive oil
5 cloves of garlic
1+ tsp fresh ginger
1 tsp rosemary
1 tsp hot curry or chile powder
1 small (tiny) dried spanish pepper
1 tsp tumeric
1 tsp ground corriander

I boiled the water and added the stock cubes. I added the carrots to the boiling stock, the ginger and then the chile powder, tumeric and corriander.

In a frying pan I ‘soaked’ the chopped up garlic in the olive oil for about 10 minutes, turned on the heat and added the rosemary and dried chile. In the meantime I took the courgette (zucchini), chopped it up and added it to the carrots (after about 10 minutes).

Then I added the garlic, oil, chile and rosemary to the soup and let it simmer another 10 minutes.

After a total of 20 minutes, I turned the soup off and blended it in batches with a staf/handmixer.

I then ate the soup! I totally meant to add fresh corriander at the end, and DID add 50 gr cottage cheese for a bit of protein.

This makes probably 4 – 5 fairly large (300ml or so) bowls of soup. So delicious!

As far as points go, hard to tell really, but I would estimate 2 ProPoints per bowl of soup because of the stock and the oil. That’s nothing and so incredibly healthy! I’m going to plug this one into my WW program to get exact numbers.

I sacraficed myself and had another bowl, just so I can take a photo. This is one step above taking a photograph with the soup smeared all over my face. I’m not marketing my skills here people, just good food!

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