A delicious soup. Ideal when served with a Mexican feast.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
5
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Heat garlic, cilantro and chili paste. Saute onion until tender. Stir in carrots and potato; cook 5 minutes and then pour in vegetable broth.

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  • Simmer for 30 to 45 minutes, or until potatoes and carrots are soft. With a hand blender, blend until smooth.

Nutrition Facts

140 calories; protein 2.9g 6% DV; carbohydrates 25.1g 8% DV; fat 3.5g 5% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 487.4mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2004
Can you spell YUM?!!?! Easy and simple recipe. I bought 10 lbs. of carrots accidentally and didn't want any to go to waste. Carrot soup was the perfect answer. Low-fat low-cal tastes great and FILLING! I added 4 whole cloves of garlic didn't peel anything (except the onions) and boiled it all together. Pureed the mixture added 2 Tbls. cilantro extra chili powder and juice from a whole lime. If you don't have chili paste use chili powder salt and vinegar (base ingredients to chili paste). This soup defined comfort food!! I will definently make it again! This would be a great starter for a Thanksgiving feast. Oh!! I also added 2 extra carrots!;0) Enjoy!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/09/2010
Bland as is. Double the amount of chili paste garlic and cilantro. Stir in more fresh cilantro the juice of one lime and a good amount of kosher salt at the end... delicious! Read More
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128 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 83
  • 4 star values: 33
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2004
Can you spell YUM?!!?! Easy and simple recipe. I bought 10 lbs. of carrots accidentally and didn't want any to go to waste. Carrot soup was the perfect answer. Low-fat low-cal tastes great and FILLING! I added 4 whole cloves of garlic didn't peel anything (except the onions) and boiled it all together. Pureed the mixture added 2 Tbls. cilantro extra chili powder and juice from a whole lime. If you don't have chili paste use chili powder salt and vinegar (base ingredients to chili paste). This soup defined comfort food!! I will definently make it again! This would be a great starter for a Thanksgiving feast. Oh!! I also added 2 extra carrots!;0) Enjoy!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2003
I've had this soup 3 times in the last month. I love it. One small thing I did that brings out the flavors even more was adding lemon juice to taste. My only complaint was I could not find Chili Paste. I had to substitute something that (I hope) is similar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2004
MMMMMMMMM!!! Ten out of ten... for Ease Speed Flexibility Comfort Satisfaction and Great Taste. chunky or not thicker or thinner veg broth or chicken lots of lemon juice or less sour cream or no tortilla chips on bottom of the bowl or not tons of cilantro or a bit opening course of a lovely mexican meal or a light comforting lunch/dinner. YEP.. A total keeper and a staple on our menus from now on. TY Very M for posting. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/03/2005
Delicious... Can also substitute crushed red pepper for chile paste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2003
I served this at a mexican feast that I made for a friends birthday. Everyone loved it especially the men. They asked me to give their wives the recipe. I used a little chili powder and some very hot sauce instead of the chili paste. Worked great. this will be a staple in our house from now on. bye bye tomato soup. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/23/2005
I forgot to add chili at first but the soup tasted so much better with it. Also it's better the next day. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2005
Very good! I used a lot more cilantro than stated and also a tiny splash of lime juice. The chile paste I used was incredibly hot so I sloshed in some half-and-half. Thanks Jennifer! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2003
This is delicious! Of course I added more garlic cilantro and chile paste than called for - I love a lot of flavor. I added a dollop of non-fat sour cream on top and it was the perfect compliment to the sweet/spicy flavor of the soup. Very good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2009
I should have made this as written! I substituted beef broth because that's what I had and to me it tasted a little like leftover broth when you make a pot roast. However husband loves pot roast and he loved this soup! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/09/2010
Bland as is. Double the amount of chili paste garlic and cilantro. Stir in more fresh cilantro the juice of one lime and a good amount of kosher salt at the end... delicious! Read More
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