(Superhero) Creamy Carrot Soup

“You know who has really good vision?”

“Who?”

“Superheroes. They can, like, shoot lasers out of their eyes and see anything they want.”

“Yeah. I know that already, mom.”

“Yeah, but do you know how you too can have superhero vision?”

“Huh? How?”

“Carrots. For real. Carrots are so awesome that they even make you SEE better.”

“Oh.”

“You’re not buying it, huh?”

“What?”

“Never mind. Just try this soup. You might like it.”

Creamy Carrot Soup (aka “Superhero Soup”)

This soup is creamy from the coconut milk, thick and satisfying and the maple syrup sweetens it up a bit- maybe just enough to make your kids want to try it. Adapted from Kitchen Life, by Art Smith

3 pounds carrots, peeled and sliced (if you have a food processor, the slicing disk is magical here)

1 onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 T curry powder

4 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth)

1 can coconut milk (I like the full fat version, but feel free to get low fat if you like)

1 T maple syrup

olive oil

Warm a few tablespoons of olive oil in a large stock pot. Add onion and cook until softened. Add carrots and cook for another 5 minutes. Add garlic and curry and cook another minute, mixing. Add broth and cover for 15 minutes or until carrots are soft. Remove from heat and add coconut milk and maple syrup. Blend with an immersion blender or in a regular blender. (Just be careful not to overfill as the contents will be hot.)

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3 thoughts on “(Superhero) Creamy Carrot Soup

  1. If you don’t have a food processor (like me) you can cook the carrots whole. Once they are done, drain the water, then mash them with your potato masher, hand mixer or submersion blender. We grow carrots every summer and I make huge batches of carrot soup to freeze.

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