Friday, October 1, 2010

Carrot Apple Soup With Herbs


1 tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil

5 medium large carrots, peeled ad cut into rounds

1 medium onion, chopped

1 clove garlic

1 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and chopped

3 medium apples, peeled and cut into pieces

2 fresh sage leaves chopped

2 small twigs fresh thyme, leaves only

salt and pepper as needed

1-2 bay leaves

4 cups water

1 vegetable bouillon cube

chopped fresh chives as garnish
Place the oil in a large pot.

Add the onion, ginger and carrots and begin to saute.

As the onion begins to soften and become glassy, add the water ad vegetable bouillon cube.

Add the sage, thyme and bay and cook until the carrots begin to soften.

Add the apple pieces and continue to cook until the apples are also soft – only a few minutes.

Puree the soup. I use an immersion blender. If using a regular blender, puree in batches and return the puree to the pot to rewarm.

Season to taste with salt and pepper if needed.

Garnish with chives and enjoy.

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