Carrot Cumin Soup

Carrot Cumin Soup
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A root vegetable with origins in Asia, the carrot is rich in beta-carotene, vitamin A, minerals, and antioxidants. Carrots are one of the highest vegetable sources of vitamin A — two carrots yield roughly four times the recommended daily allowance.
carrot soup
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound large carrots, peeled and cut into one-inch pieces (about two and a half cups)
  • 2 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoon toasted cumin seeds, for garnish
  1. In a heavy saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat and sauté the onion for 2 minutes, then add the garlic and sauté an additional minute. Add the carrots, broth, cumin, coriander, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer until the carrots are tender, about 15 minutes.
  2. Purée the soup with an immersion blender or, working in batches, purée in a blender or food processor until smooth, then return it to the saucepan. Whisk in the lemon juice and yogurt. Season to taste. Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with the cumin seeds.