Secret Recipe Club April: Roasted Carrot Soup

21 Apr

This month for Secret Recipe Club I was assigned Mangia Blog. The recipe that I chose was Chelsy’s Roasted Carrot Soup with Bacon Grilled Cheese Croutons… sans croutons!  Though it’s been warm and sunny the past couple days, I think there’s always a place for a good bowl of soup :D

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Roasted Carrot Soup

Serves 3

 

7-8 medium carrots, sliced lengthwise

1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped

3-4 celery stalks, chopped

1 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar, optional

3 garlic cloves, chopped

Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste

1/2 tsp salt-free garlic and herb seasoning (Frontier Brand)

1/2 tsp dried thyme

2 cups vegetable broth, more or less as desired

Oil, as needed

 

Directions:

 

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.  Place the carrots on a baking sheet in a single layer, drizzle with oil, sprinkle with sea salt and bake 30-45 minutes, or until very soft.

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Meanwhile, in a large pot, heat some oil over medium heat.  Cook the onions for a few minutes until softened, 2-3 minutes; add the celery and cook for 2-3 minutes more or until the mixture is browning and softened.  Drizzle in the white balsamic vinegar and stir to remove the brown bits from the bottom of the pan.  Add the garlic and cook for just 1-2 minutes until fragrant; pour in the broth, herbs, and sea salt and fresh ground black pepper and bring to a simmer.

When the carrots are done cooking, add them to the simmering broth and turn the heat off.  Using an emersion blender (or regular blender or food processor), blend the soup until smooth, or the desired consistency is achieved, adding more liquid if you’d like.  I left mine a little chunky.  Enjoy!!

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5 Responses to “Secret Recipe Club April: Roasted Carrot Soup”

  1. canelakitchengloria April 21, 2014 at 9:30 am #

    This soup look so good I love Mangia’s recipes!

  2. chelsy April 21, 2014 at 10:19 am #

    mmmmmmm always a good time for a bowl of soup! This is one of my faves! So glad you chose it. You could probably make the grilled cheese croutons w/ vegan cheese, although the bacon does really make them out of this world ;) ! Love your blog and the pics look fab! Makes me seriously want some carrots for a snack!

  3. Veronica April 21, 2014 at 8:02 pm #

    The pic of the roasted carrots makes me want to just eat the whole tray! This soup sounds delicious – great pick!

  4. eliotthecat April 22, 2014 at 5:10 pm #

    I love roasted root veggies. I bet this was a delicious soup!

  5. Margaret April 24, 2014 at 7:57 pm #

    That does look tasty. And comforting!

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