Saturday, December 5, 2009

Creamy Carrot Soup with Dill

Creamy Carrot Soup with Dill

2 Tbsp oil
2 medium leeks, white and light green parts only, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 cups peeled, chopped carrots
5 cups broth (vegetable or chicken, or a mixture of broth and water)
1 cup milk or nondairy milk (almond or rice, but not soy)
salt and white pepper
2-3 Tbsp fresh dill
sugar to taste (optional)

In a soup pot, heat the olive oil. Cook the leeks over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Add the carrots and garlic. Cook until garlic is fragrant. Add the broth and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat. Simmer until the carrots are tender, about 15 minutes.

Ladle the vegetable pieces into a blender. Add enough liquid to puree. Do this in small batches if necessary. Puree for 2-3 minutes, until completely smooth and creamy. Return to the soup pot and add the milk and chopped dill. Add salt and pepper and a pinch of nutmeg. Heat thoroughly. Do not boil.

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