One day last week I woke up with a sore throat.
And even though the temps lately have been in the 80-90 degrees F range, there is a feeling of Autumn in the air.
In the mood for soup, I decided to create a roasted carrot soup with some vegies I had in the fridge.
It turned out SOOOO good!
I mean – how can you go wrong with roasted vegetables that include onion and garlic and fresh rosemary pureed into a creamy, warm, soothing soup?
You could add some greek yogurt or cream to make it even creamier, but I loved the freshness and healthiness of this soup that tastes like it is loaded with calories, but instead is low-calorie and loaded with flavor!
Hope you will give it a try. I loved how it turned out!
Roasted Carrot Soup
- 1 lb. bag organic short cut carrots
- 1 stalk celery, cut into chunks
- 1/2 large sweet onion, cut into chunks
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 large ripe tomatoes, chunked
- 1 large sprig fresh rosemary, minced
- Maldon Sea Salt Flakes * (which I purchase through Amazon)
- Freshly Ground Pepper
- Olive oil
- 1 cup chicken broth
- Croutons for garnish (optional)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Layer first 8 ingredients in a large stoneware bar pan or shallow roasting pan. Drizzle liberally with olive oil, and toss to coat. Roast 30-40 minutes.
Transfer roasted vegetables to a pot. Add chicken broth. Blend with Immersion Blender or in food processor or blender until creamy. (I love using an immersion blender as it is quick, efficient, and easy to clean up.)
Ladle into bowls, and top with croutons if desired.
Cheers & Hugs,
*I have become such a huge fan of Maldon Sea Salt! I’ve always been a salt lover, but these soft, flaky sea salt crystals have a clean salt flavor without the bitter after taste that table salts I’ve always used in the past leave. It truly provides a freshness that enhances the flavor of food. I so highly recommend it! It not only tastes wonderful, but it is also beautiful to season with. AND, as a watercolor artist, I love it to use to create textures in my artwork! I keep mine in a cute little bamboo salt box on the kitchen counter next to the stovetop for ease of grabbing pinches of for cooking. Bravo Maldon!! (and this is not a paid promotion in any way, shape, or form – I just seriously love this stuff!)