Healthy Recipes

Carrot Cumin Soup

Improve your health in multiple ways with this superfood soup recipe.

Carrot Cumin Soup
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This dish combines the richest source of vitamin A—carrots—with cumin, an herb that’s high in iron, which is an essential component for producing hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is needed to transfer oxygen to all the cells of the body, and it also supports proper metabolism for muscles and other active organs. 

Carrot Cumin Soup Prep time: 10 minutes
You'll need
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound large carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 2½ cups)
  • 2½ cups vegetable broth
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons toasted cumin seeds, for garnish

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1. In a heavy saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat, and sauté the onion for 2 minutes; then add the garlic, and sauté an additional minute.
2. Add the carrots, broth, cumin, coriander, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer until the carrots are tender, about 15 minutes.
3. Purée the soup with an immersion blender or, working in batches, purée in a blender or food processor until smooth, then return it to the saucepan.
4. Whisk in the lemon juice and yogurt. Season to taste. Ladle into bowls, and sprinkle with the cumin seeds.