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Cumin-Scented Carrot Soup

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1 Shallots (Pea Shallots) 250g bag(s)

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£1.00

1 Garlic (Loose Bulb)(s)

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£0.35

1kg Carrots (White Heritage)(s)

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£3.30

Virgin Olive Oil
Cumin Seeds
Honey
Vegetables Stock

This sweet honey mixed with the full-bodied warmth of cumin seeds in a velvety carrot base make this soup a hearty and comforting meal. Its bright gold colour tells of its rich antioxidant activity. Research suggests that eating foods with high levels of carotenoids (found in carrots) may help reduce the risk of diabetes.

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp (30 mL) butter or extra-virgin olive oil.
3 shallots, minced.
1 garlic clove, minced.
2 to 3 tsp (10 to 15 mL) cumin seeds.
1/2 tsp (2 mL) sea salt.
10 to 12 medium carrots.
2 Tbsp (30 mL) honey.
8 cups (2 L) water or low-sodium vegetable stock.

Directions:

  1. Melt butter or heat oil in large wide saucepan set over medium heat. Add shallots, garlic, cumin seeds, and salt. Stir often until softened, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  2. Stir in carrots and honey. Pour in water or stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until carrots are very soft, about 25 minutes.
  3. Working in batches, purée mixture in blender until smooth. Strain, then thin as needed with more water or stock.