Monday, November 21, 2011

Creamy, Refreshing Carrot Soup

Creamy, Refreshing Carrot Soup
3 lb carrots, peeled, boiled in 3 quarts of water
1 c Old fashioned oats, cook with carrots
1 tsp lemon juice
¼ tsp Indian spice mix (Sabji Masala) …you could try allspice, pumpkin pie spice, or curry
¼ tsp cinnamon
plain, non-dairy yogurt (optional)
Experiment with quantities of spices to make it just right for you!

Let the carrots and oats cook for 20-30 minutes, the longer it boils will just thicken the soup. Combine carrots, oats, water remaining, lemon juice, and spices in a blender, and blend until creamy. It should be ready in a quick minute or two! Yum! Add a dollop of plain yogurt on top!

I recommend buying a nice Indian spice mix from a local Indian food store. Lakshmi Plaza is a great one in Mayfield Heights (5888 Mayfield Road).

This particular mix contains: coriander, cumin, chilli, tumeric, black pepper, cloves, fenugreek leaves, salt, nutmeg, ginger, cardamom , cinnamon, bay leave, pulse, fennel, caraway, mustard, garlic, onion, cardamom green, and asafoetida.

Indian spices offer a variety of anti-inflammatory and delicious spices. They are sometimes particularly expensive, and the shear variety of spices would cost a bit to purchase.

This recipe was inspired from a guest's recipe on the Dr Oz Show. It was a great recipe -- I just simplified, decreasing some of the ingredients and work. It was after all a great recipe!

In case you want a carrot dessert, after your carrot soup, try these No-Bake Carrot Cakes!

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WHAT DO YOU THINK? Tell me in a comment below: Do you like Indian food? What is your favorite dish? Do you cook it at home? Did you have it as a child?


The Valentino Family said...

I'm making this tomorrow since Caroline loved yours so much!

Fresh-You said...

Hooray x2! First, that you're making the soup! Second, that you left a comment! Have a good night!


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