It's hard to believe that just a few weeks ago I was lamenting the end of tomato season. It feels like fall came on so quickly this year - like I went to bed on a summer day with a green landscape and ripe tomatoes and woke up to technicolor trees and a profusion of orange fruits and vegetables. And I've been completely taken in by all the orange produce: squash, pumpkins, persimmons, apricots, sweet potatoes, oranges, carrots - puts me in the mood to make Moroccan carrot soup.
This is such a simple wholesome recipe - just fresh sweet carrots, onions and some spices. The onions are softened in butter with a little cumin and chili powder. Lots of fresh chopped carrots and water are added, and everything simmers for 20 minutes.
I experimented with using chicken broth as the soup base instead of water. Both versions were delicious, but I have a slight preference for water because it allows more of the delicate fresh carrot flavors to come forward. If you want a richer broth use a good quality low-salt chicken broth or vegetable broth instead.
I love the ease of using an immersion blender to puree the soup right in the pot.
Each bowl is topped with a generous dollop of creamy lemon honey yogurt. The tangy lemony yogurt is the perfect compliment to the earthy carrot soup.
To add to the enjoyment of this delicious soup it's great to know that you're eating a bowl of total goodness - carrots are one of the world's healthiest foods. They're loaded with beta-carotene, vitamin C, and other beneficial vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants.
I love this Moroccan carrot soup for lunch with a green salad. It would also be a lovely first course for a festive dinner.
On that note, many festive occasions are coming soon - very exciting! I'm pinning lots of recipes from other great blogs and food sites so follow me on Pinterest and get all the trending seasonal recipes and holiday entertaining ideas.
Here's the Moroccan Carrot Soup recipe. Enjoy!Print
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