Orange Carrot Soup
 
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 Tb. butter
  • 1 pound carrots, finely chopped (shred in food processor or use knife)
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 1-2 teaspoons ground ginger or 1" cube ginger root in ¼" pieces
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 3 oranges, peel and halve (blender) or juice (1/2 cup juice for stovetop)
  • ¼" square of orange peel (blender) or 2 tsp. orange zest (stovetop)
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. For both methods: Heat up a large skillet with butter over medium heat. Add the carrots, onion and ginger. Cook until soft - about 6-8 minutes.
  2. For Vitamix blender: Add 2 cups broth and simmer until tender - about 10-20 minutes. (Depends on how small the carrots are.) For Stovetop method: Add 4 cups of broth and orange zest and simmer until tender - about 10-20 minutes.
  3. For Vitamix blender method: Add the hot vegetable mixture, oranges and orange peel to the blender. Turn it to Variable 1. Then, to maximum 10/high and blend for 45 seconds. Add 2 cups of more broth until it is as thick or thin as you like. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. For Stovetop Method: Puree in a blender, food processor or use an immersion blender. Stir in the ½ cup orange juice. Heat through over medium heat - about 2-3 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Notes
Recipe adapted by Vitamix
Recipe by Whisk Together at http://www.whisktogether.com/2015/05/12/orange-carrot-soup/