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Creamy Carrot and Orange Soup 10/03/2010

Filed under: Soups,Vegetarian — Roxana GreenGirl {A little bit of everything} @ 19:03
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I know it’s already October and is pumpkin season and my mind was set on a warming soup, but since the sun was up in the sky and the day turned into a sunny one reminding ourselves of summer I decided to make this wonderful creamy soup with a citrus flavor.

A while ago i posted another carrot soup – Carrot Cardamom Soup


4 tbsp butter

3 leeks sliced

1 pound sliced carrots

5 cups stock

rind and juice of 2 oranges

Greek yogurt

1/2 tsp nutmeg

salt and pepper


Melt the butter in a large pan. Add the leeks and carrots and stir well, coating the vegetables with the butter. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes or until the vegetables begin to soften.

Pour in the stock, orange rind and juice. Add the nutmeg and season to taste. Bring to boil, lower the heat and simmer until the vegetables are tender.

Leave to cool slightly and puree the soup until smooth.

Return the soup to pan, add 2-3 tbsp yogurt and reheat gently.

Serve warm or as you wish with a little bit more yogurt.


16 Responses to “Creamy Carrot and Orange Soup”

  1. Chef Dennis Says:

    what a delicious soup! carrots and leeks with a hint of orange…..perfect! I love the yogurt, much better than using heavy cream!

  2. Monet Says:

    I have tried pumpkin soup before…but never carrot! This looks like another fall-inspired recipe that is on my to-do list as soon as it cools down a bit more. Thankfully I woke up to brisk temperatures this morning…so this soup might be coming up on our dining rotation soon!

    • Green Girl Says:

      Here in Virginia it already cooled so we started eating warning soups more often. It will take probably a while till it gets cooler in Texas

  3. A fabulous carrot soup recipe! Thanks

  4. Carolyn Says:

    Looks so bright and flavourful! I love carrot soup, but haven’t tried it with orange before.

  5. Reeni Says:

    Your carrot soup sounds positively delicious! I love the orange flavor you infused into it!

  6. pansy Says:

    mi-ai lipsit din peisaj cu supele tale exotice ! ce aroma trebuie sa aiba si asta !

  7. What a beautiful looking soup. Perfect for the fall!

  8. That soup looks amazing. I love the combination of leek and carrot. How did the orange flavoring work out? That’s the one ingredient that seems like it would be either a love or hate thing. I bet I’d love it.

    • Green Girl Says:

      you are right, the orange flavor is a take it or leave it kind of thing, we liked it and I’m thinking of trying new soups with a citrusy touch.

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