Spicy Asian Carrot Soup

Looking for spicy Asian side dish? Then check out this slow-cooked carrot soup that’s sprinkled with cilantro.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 8 hr 40 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 7

Ingredients

4
cups sliced carrots (3/4 to 1 inch thick; about 6 large)
1
medium yellow onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
3
cloves garlic, cut in half
1
piece (1 inch) gingerroot, peeled, sliced
2
tablespoons rice vinegar
2
tablespoons soy sauce
2
teaspoons honey
1/4
to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
carton (32 oz) vegetable broth
1
cup half-and-half
Chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 Spray 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In slow cooker, place all ingredients except half-and-half and cilantro; stir well.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours or until carrots are very tender.
  • 3 Carefully ladle 4 1/2 cups soup mixture into blender. Cover; blend on low speed until smooth. Transfer to large bowl. Repeat with remaining soup mixture. Return soup to slow cooker. Stir in 1/2 cup of the half-and-half. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook 15 to 20 minutes or until soup is hot.
  • 4 Ladle soup into serving bowls. To garnish, drizzle about 1 tablespoon of the remaining half-and-half over top of each bowl; swirl gently with tip of knife. Sprinkle with cilantro.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    100
    (
    Calories from Fat
    35),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    4g
    4%
    (Saturated Fat
    2 1/2g,
    2 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    1000mg
    1000%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    13g
    13%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    8g
    8%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    210%;
    Vitamin C
    4%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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