ORANGE & HONEY CARROT SOUP

October 15, 2018

Okay there was a moment when I was cooking this when I was like, this right here is what people wax poetic about when they speak of a love of cooking. One main thing being AROMAS. It was about when bacon was starting to crisp up. And the smell of bacon cooking is not like much else.

And then also the part with onions + olive oil + garlic. Another of all time favorite most popular scent.

For feeling lots of the good feels cooking can bring, this soup brings a little something special to a weeknight dinner. Such a complex flavor that feels a little high end but with crowd (and kid) pleasing ingredients. Also tomato soup has the reputation for what to eat when you’re feeling sick but this is even better!

Orange & Honey Carrot Soup
Serves six

1 onion, chopped
2 pounds carrots, chopped (about 8 carrots)
6 cloves garlic, smashed
3 and 1/2 cups vegetable broth
2 teaspoons grated ginger
1 orange, zested and juiced
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 batch bacon fat croutons

Saute onion and carrots with olive oil in a stockpot over medium for 8 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 2 more minutes.

Add broth, ginger, orange zest, orange juice, honey, salt, and pepper to pot. Bring to a boil. Once boiling reduce heat to low and simmer for 25 minutes.

Transfer mixture to blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Top with bacon and croutons.

ORANGE & HONEY CARROT SOUP
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 pounds carrots, chopped (about 8 carrots)
  • 6 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 3 and ½ cups vegetable broth
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 batch bacon fat croutons
Instructions
  1. Saute onion and carrots with olive oil in a stockpot over medium for 8 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 2 more minutes.
  2. Add broth, ginger, orange zest, orange juice, honey, salt, and pepper to pot. Bring to a boil. Once boiling reduce heat to low and simmer for 25 minutes.
  3. Transfer mixture to blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Top with bacon and croutons.

 

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Comments

  • I just made this soup and loved it! I used half the chili powder and didn’t add any salt, but otherwise followed the reciepe exactly. It made a little less than I thought it might, so next time I’ll be making a double batch.

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