Rating: 4.5 stars
102 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 67
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

A pureed vegetable soup can be an impressive, easy and affordable first course for an elegant dinner, or even a light dinner on its own with salad and bread.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large, deep saute pan until shimmering.

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  • Add carrots, then onion; saute, stirring very little at first, then more frequently, until vegetables start to turn golden brown, 7 to 8 minutes.

  • Reduce heat to low and add butter, sugar and garlic; continue cooking until all vegetables are a rich spotty caramel color, about 10 minutes longer.

  • Add curry powder; continue to saute until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute longer.

  • Add broth; bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, partially covered, until carrots are tender, about 10 minutes.

  • Using an immersion blender or traditional blender, puree until very smooth, 30 seconds to 1 minute. (If using a traditional blender, vent it either by removing the lid's pop-out center or by lifting one edge of the lid. Drape the blender canister with a kitchen towel. To 'clean' the canister, pour in a little half-and-half, blend briefly, then add to the soup.)

  • Return to pan (or a soup pot); add enough half-and-half so the mixture is souplike, yet thick enough to float garnish. Taste, and add salt and pepper if needed. Heat through, ladle into bowls, garnish and serve.

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Nutrition Facts

158 calories; protein 3.1g; carbohydrates 13.5g; fat 10.9g; cholesterol 34.5mg; sodium 100.7mg. Full Nutrition
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