Ginger Spiced Carrot Soup

Makes 12 cups

Loaded with Vitamins A, C, and K, minerals like Iron and  Calcium, and even 11% of your daily protein needs this soup will beat any under-the-weather ailment.  A spicy kick from ginger adds extra punch.

2 pounds carrots, diced
2 each shallot, chopped
1 bulb fennel, thinly sliced
2 tbsp ginger, minced
1 teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 cups water

To make soup:  Place all ingredients in a large pot with just enough water to cover the bottom of the pot, about ½ cup.  Warm over medium-high heat.  Cover and sweat, until spices are aromatic and fennel is translucent, about 10 minutes.  During this time, stir often and add extra water, as needed, to prevent any browning.  If your carrots or fennel turn brown here, you’ll have brown soup.

Once fennel is translucent, add enough water to cover all of the vegetables by about ½ inch.  Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook until carrots are completely tender, about 30 to 40 minutes.  Remove from heat and puree with a blender.  Enjoy.

This soup also works great in a slow cooker – simply throw everything in, set to low for 6 to 8 hours and puree before enjoying.  You can add 2 cups of cooked white beans to transform this snack into a satisfying meal.

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Spiced Carrot Fennel Soup

Yield: 12 cups

Nutrition Facts per serving (about 2 cups)

Calories 171.84
Calories From Fat (3%) 5.36
Calories From Protein (8%) 14.44
Calories From Carbohydrates (88%) 152.03

Total Fat 0.64g <1%
Saturated Fat 0.09g <1%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.08g 
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.24g 
Trans Fatty Acids 0g 
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 339.36mg 14%
Potassium 1101.06mg 31%
Total Carbohydrates 40.08g 13%
Fiber 9.85g 39%

Sugar 17.59g 
Net Carbohydrates 30.23g 
Protein 5.27g 11%

Vitamin A 25317.49IU 506%
Vitamin C 24.32mg 41%
Calcium 125.54mg 13%
Iron 2.39mg 13%
Vitamin E 1.06mg 11%

Vitamin D 0IU 0%
Thiamin 0.18mg 12%
Riboflavin 0.13mg 8%
Niacin 2.02mg 10%
Vitamin B6 0.69mg 35%
Folate 84.37mcg 21%

Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Pantothenic Acid 0.89mg 9%
Vitamin K 21.16mcg 26%
Phosphorus 153.67mg 15%
Magnesium 56.08mg 14%

Zinc 0.99mg 7%
Copper 0.23mg 12%
Manganese 0.7mg 35%

Selenium 2.11mcg 3%
Alcohol 0g 
Caffeine 0mg 
Water 433.47g 0%

Spiced Carrot Fennel Soup

Spiced Carrot Fennel Soup