Tasty Carrot and Apple Soup Recipe

Tasty Carrot and Apple Soup Recipe

  • Makes: 4 Servings
  • Ready In: 55 mins
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins

Familiar flavors for a family-friendly cold weather meal.

    Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 132
  • Fat: 4g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Sodium: 496mg
  • Carbohydrates: 23g
  • Fiber: 5g

Ingredients:

  1. 1 Tbsp. canola oil
    1 medium onion, chopped
    1 medium leek, chopped
    1 pound peeled carrots, cut in 1/2-inch slices
    1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and chopped
    3 cups fat-free, reduced sodium chicken broth
    Milk or fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth, as desired (optional)
    Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    3 Tbsp. minced mint, for garnish (optional)

Directions:

    1. Heat oil in medium Dutch oven or large saucepan over medium-high until hot.
    2. Sauté onion and leek until onion is translucent, 4 minutes.
    3. Mix in carrots and apple. Tightly cover pot, reduce heat and cook gently until vegetables give up most of their juices, 8 to 10 minutes.
    4. Add broth.
    5. Cover and cook until carrots are very soft, about 30 minutes.
    6. Let soup sit, uncovered, about 20 minutes, to cool slightly.
    7. Purée soup in a blender or food processor, if necessary in two batches. (Blender makes a smoother soup.)
    8. If soup is too thick, add milk or broth, as desired.
    9. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    10. Serve garnished with mint.

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