Curried Carrot Soup
If your carrots don't taste sweet enough, add up to a teaspoon of sugar in step 2. To serve the soup chilled, let cool, and then refrigerate in a covered container.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 2 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth (about 3 1/2 cups)
- 2 pounds carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
- 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish (optional)
Heat butter in a Dutch oven or large (4- to 5-quart) saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, curry powder, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft, about 5 minutes.
Add broth, carrots, and 3 cups water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover, and simmer until carrots are tender, about 20 minutes.
In a blender, puree soup in batches until smooth; transfer to a clean saucepan. Add more water to thin to desired consistency. Reheat, if necessary. Stir in lemon juice. Serve garnished with cilantro, if desired.