Heres another easy soup that will have everyone excited for another bowl. What started out as a standard carrot ginger turn into a soup with robust flavors of garlic, smoked paprika and ginger. Talk about an immune booster. Packed with so many essentials needed to overcome the winter. Vitamins A, E, C, B6, Iron, Capsacin, Potassium to name a few. Inflammatory and antioxidant beneficial for healthy living and common colds.
4 tablespoons oilve oil
8 peeled Carrots chopped
4 stalks celery, chopped
1 small/medium yellow onion chopped
2 cloves garlic diced
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon fresh ginger diced
4-6 cups Vegetable stock
1 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
5 bay leaves
Salt and pepper
Peel the carrots, cut in halves then cut length wise. Cut into small pieces. Do the same for the celery. The onion cut in half,slice the center and then put a few slices on top, chop.
Chop your garlic and ginger separated; set aside.
In a large pot , add 4 tablespoons olive oil on medium heat. Add carrots, onion,celery; cook for about 4 minutes stirring frequently. When vegetables turn translucent add two cloves of chopped garlic; cook for 1 minute. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika stir frequently for 30 seconds. Add chopped ginger, salt and pepper. Add vegetable stock reduce heat and let simmer 15-20 mins. Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed.
Take half of the soup and add to blender. Puree for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Add the rest of the base into the blender,blend for another 2 minutes.
Pour into a bowl squeeze some lime and enjoy!
Enjoy this recipe and let me know what you think.