Spiced Carrot Soup

Spiced Carrot Soup

PREP TIME: 30 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 20 MINUTES
SERVINGS: 4

Recipe courtesy of Real Simple

Recipe courtesy of Real Simple

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for servings
  • 2 fresh onions, chopped
  • 2 pounds fresh carrots, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Plain yogurt, for serving, optional

DIRECTIONS

  • Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onions, carrots, thyme, paprika, and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until the onions are tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Add the broth and 2 cups water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the carrots are soft, 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Working in batches, puree in a blender until smooth. Stir in the lemon juice.
  • Serve the soup topped with the yogurt, olive oil, and pepper.
  • Enjoy!

Creamy Carrot Dip With Crudites

Creamy Carrot Dip With Crudites

PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 25 MINUTES
SERVINGS: 4

Recipe courtesy of Real Simple

Recipe courtesy of Real Simple

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for serving
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh carrots, sliced
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled (about 3/4 cup)
  • Flatbread, endive leaves, snap peas, and radishes for serving

DIRECTIONS

  • Heat the oil and coriander in a large skillet over medium heat until fragrant, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add the carrots, 3/4 cup water, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook, covered, stirring often, until carrots are soft, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a food processor and puree until smooth, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Next, transfer dip to a small bowl and top the dip with the cilantro and goat cheese. Drizzle with olive oil.
  • Serve with flatbread, endive, snap peas, and radishes, sliced.
  • Enjoy!