One of my favorite recipes to create are soups. They are often so simple, are great to serve during the holidays, and can be so bright and colorful. During the fall I love making my Carrot & Ginger Soup for holiday gatherings. You can serve it before the main meal, or even put it in shot glasses and serve it as a unique appetizer. Not only is this recipe extremely healthy, but it’s also full of flavor. Anytime I serve this soup it is devoured until there isn’t a drop left.
Believe it or not, I created this recipe over a year ago when throwing an Orange is the New Black dinner party. As you can see from the pictures, the soup went great with the theme. I originally topped it with caviar to add an element with black, but it is actually the perfect addition.The caviar adds a great contrasting texture to the soup and adds just the perfect amount of salt. It also does not have to be fancy caviar. You can actually find [amazon_textlink asin=’B008A8LO9A’ text=’caviar’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’prettyfitfood-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’eb706685-8a78-11e7-9cb3-9fddca63d19e’] for less than ten dollars!
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Every time I make this soup it is always a hit with friends and family!
I served this as an appetizer in tall shot glasses, but I’ve also served it in dinner bowls, decorative crystal bowls, and even small mugs. I hope you love it as much as I do. You can also substitute the creme fraiche for sour cream and also don’t be afraid of the caviar, trust me it works! Best of all this soup is very healthy and packed full of nutrients. I normally am not a huge fan of carrots, but with this soup, you will never feel like you’re eating them. I promise even your kids will love it.
This Carrot and Ginger Soup with Caviar Recipe is Perfect for the Holidays
- 2 lbs carrots cubed
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1/2 lemon juiced
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tbls fresh grated ginger
- 1/2 onion diced
- 2 garlic cloves diced
- salt and white pepper
- creme fraiche and caviar for garnish
- Saute onions and garlic until soft but not browned. Add carrots and ginger and saute for an additional minute. Then add 1/2 juiced lemon and 1 cup of chicken broth.
- Let simmer for 30 minutes until carrots are soft and can be easily broken apart with a fork. Add entire mixture into a blender and add 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream. Puree and slowly add additional vegetable broth until you've reached a desired consistency. Add light salt and white pepper to taste.
- Garnish with a dollop of creme fraiche or sour cream and caviar.
And for those looking for a little visual help, I’ve included this video below.
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