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Carrot Orange Soup

This soup recipe combines to sweet flavor of carrot juice with savory leeks, tangy orange juice and spicy ginger.

I love this soup recipe because it is so easy to prepare and delicious. It is a cold soup and I know a lot of people are hesitant to try these. But the flavor is outstanding, savory and tangy at the same time.

It is an excellent choice as a first course for a brunch or a light lunch.

    Ingredients

    • 8 medium carrots, sliced thinly
    • 1 cup leeks, chopped
    • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
    • 4 cups chicken broth
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 2 cups orange juice
    • salt and pepper
    • mint and sliced orange for garnish

    Instructions

    1. Bring the 4 cups of chicken broth and 2 tablespoons of butter to just a slight boil.
    2. Combine the carrots, leeks and ginger to this and cook it over a medium heat until the carrots are tender.
    3. Next, take these cooked ingredients, blend them together and return them to the saucepan. Now add 2 cups of orange juice or as much as you want to create the desired consistency. Add salt and pepper and bring this just to a boil and then put it in the refrigerator to chill. The combination of carrots and orange juice make a beautiful color and this can be easily garnished with a slice of orange and just a touch of mint.