Chilled Carrot Soup

This makes a nice first course on a hot summer evening. I served this with roasted corn on the cobb, Kale salad and grilled Tuna Burgers. I used the large carrots that they sell for juicing. I did not peel them. You could make this slightly sweet by using the orange juice (in my recipe) or spicy by adding some Sriracha sauce. I think this would also be wonderful with some caramelized onions. This was adapted from Runner’s World recipe. I used the Vitamix to get this super creamy.

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INGREDIENTS

8 large carrots, cut into chunks
1 orange bell pepper, seeded and cut into chunks
1 Tablespoon Olive oil
salt
1 cup vegetable broth
1 can light coconut milk
1/4 cup orange juice
1-inch piece peeled fresh ginger
1 Tbsp. honey
Juice of 1 lime
2 teaspoons. curry powder (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Pre heat oven to 400 degrees. Toss the  carrots,  orange bell pepper,  1 Tbsp. olive oil.
Roast  for 30 minutes. Let cool, then in a Food Processor or blender, blend with 1 cup vegetable broth, 1 can light coconut milk, orange juice, ginger, 1 Tbsp. honey, lime juice,
curry powder, and a couple pinches salt until smooth. Chill for at least 2 hours

Makes 4 servings.

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