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Savory Carrot Soup

Sunday, November 6, 2011


It’s in the 60s and it’s pouring rain. Yes, it’s turned cooler, even in Los Angeles!
Being a busy graduate student, I’ve been living on nuts and heavier sweet snacks from the local store but I’m quite bored with them. All of the raw snack are absolutely delicious and I will miss being so close to the best store in the U.S. once we move, but it was just time for something homemade that’s also warming and satisfying.
I love soups and I am an expert of cooked soups but haven’t made many raw ones. This one is going to be a regular during the cooler months for sure. It’s so delicious, pure, creamy, warm and satisfying (I'm typing away while eating it) and still raw. And hey, what soup takes just a couple of minutes to make? This one does…

Raw Carrot Ginger Soup
Approximate Ingredients:
(Serves 2, if you're lucky)
3 large carrots
2.5-3 cups warm water
3 green onions (I didn't use the green tops)
2 cloves of garlic
1 slice ginger
2.5 tbsp tahini or a generous handful of cashews
1 tsp salt
pinch of cayenne pepper
(olive oil to drizzle)

1. Chop the carrots, onions, garlic and ginger into smaller pieces to make it easier on your blender.
2. Blend all ingredients with the water added little by little because you might not need it all.
3. Taste test and adjust seasoning
4. Pour into serving bowls and drizzle with some olive oil.
5. Garnish with green onions or sprinkle some herbs, spices, etc. on top and serve with crackers (like these or these) or just by itself. Heavenly! : )

Health note 
Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, good for improved eyesight, clearer skin and healthier lungs. They come out near the top when it comes to beta-carotine content, which is an antioxidant to strengthen your immune system and protect you from cancer. The sweet roots are rich in fiber, vitamin K and C, and potassium, an important mineral for heart-health. Bunnies' favorites will also help a sore throat and reduce coughs. They can lower your cholesterol and your blood pressure, have antiseptic qualities, and lessen your risk for arthritis. Lots of reasons to make carrot soup!


Anonymous said...

looks amazing! does the tahini overpower the soup? because normally im not a fan of it but this looks so good and i love carrots!

Dita said...

Thank you! No, not at all. I was wondering if that would happen too (even though I love tahini) but I wanted it creamy and so I used it and with the spices in there you can't even taste it. Of course, you can always put less in it... Enjoy! :)

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