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Easy Coconut Carrot Soup
- 6 large carrots, trimmed and washed (but not peeled)
- 1 can light coconut milk
- 1/2 yellow onion, roughly chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 1/2 tablespoons white or yellow miso paste
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce (sub liquid aminos)
- 2 teaspoons ginger, freshly grated freshly grated
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Harvest Snaps Black Pepper Snapea Crisps
- Coconut or greek yogurt
- Wash and trim your carrots, then chop them into thirds.
- Bring a medium pot of water to a boil over high heat and add in your carrots. Add the lid and boil for 15-20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, roughly chop half of a yellow onion and heat a skillet over medium heat.
- Add olive oil, onion, and garlic to the pan and sauté for 10 minutes.
- Once the carrots are done, drain the water and add them to a high speed blender.
- Add in all other ingredients to the blender. Blend on high until smooth.
- Test the temperature and decided if you want to heat it in a pot on medium low for a few minutes before eating it, or just serve right away.
- Pour into 3-4 bowls, swirl with yogurt, and top with crumbled Black Pepper Snapea Crisps.
- EAT UP.
If a stranger asked me I’d probably tell them that I don’t like soup. But that’s not true, I’m just REALLY specific about what kinds of soup I like. Generally my rule of thumb is that I’d rather chew my food than drink it. However, some soups just do all the right things and I magically become a soup convert. This is one of those soups.
However, in order to let you know how truly neurotic I am, I thought I’d share with you my list of soup qualifications. This is my definitive list for what makes a good soup (feel free to make your own.) I think we should all have feels about the foods we eat.
- It must be creamy and thick. NO BROTH BASED. Again, I want to eat my food – not drink it.
- 9 out of 10 times I’d say that it shouldn’t be tomato based. (There are RARE exceptions to this.)
- It should be cozy.
- It should be healthy for you, cause who wants to drink a pound of butter and heavy cream? I’d rather just eat a donut.
- Generally it should be dairy free. Because you’re probably eating it when it’s cold or when you have a cold, and who wants dairy messing up their sinuses even more??? NOT ME.
- It should have a subtle sweetness to it.
- It should also have a good balance of sweet, salt, and acidity.
- It should never take more than an hour to make. I don’t got time for that nonsense.
- There shouldn’t be a million ingredients. I ain’t got the patience for that.
- It should have Harvest Snaps crumbled on top. (This is a new addition to the list, but after I tried it I don’t know how I’ll ever go back!)
- There should be NO MYSTERY INGREDIENTS.
- It should either be homemade or come from a can. Box soup is no good. I don’t know why, I just know it’s a fact.
- Ideally it should have ingredients that fight sickness & boost immunity – like ginger or miso (or both.)
- It should be appealing to the eyes. None of this cream of nastiness in a bowl.
- It should actually make you FEEL FULL when you’re done eating.
- The more toppings the better!
So there you have it – my neuroses unveiled – my soup preferences out in the world for everyone to see and judge and compare themselves too. Anyone else have crazy food preferences like me?
I guess I should explicitly say that YES, this soup meets all of my qualifications. It’s creamy and dreamy and thick and filling and dairy free and slightly sweet and well balanced and immune boosting and PERFECT. Plus it’s made even better by crumbling copious amounts of Black Pepper Harvest Snaps all over it. (Trust me, you’re gonna want a lot of crumbles.) It’s the only way to do soup. Well, it’s my only way to do soup – but I think you’ll love it too! (No matter your level of neuroses!) WOOO. SOUP FOR EVERYONE!