Spicy Carrot Soup

Carrots are an excellent source of carotenoids, which are a powerful antioxidant, help fight disease in the body, and are known for their many other health benefits.

This  soup is light and a treat for all seasons. It’s simple, without a lot of extras, and the perfect recipe to use up the fresh carrots from your garden.

Makes about 4-6 small servings.

Spicy Carrot Soup

Ingredients

(1) 14 oz can reduced-sodium chicken broth

8 to 10 small carrots, tops trimmed, scrubbed, halved lengthwise and cut in half crosswise. (chop smaller if desired.)

(1) 12 oz can carrot juice

1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Salt and pepper to taste

Sour cream and chopped green onion for garnish (if desired)

Instructions

    Boil the chicken broth in a large saucepan. Add carrots. Bring to a boil again and reduce heat. Cover and simmer for approximately 7 minutes or until carrots are tender.

    Add carrot juice and hot pepper sauce. Heat thoroughly (but do not boil.) Season with salt and pepper to your taste.

    Serve in individual bowls. Garnish with sour cream and green onion if desired

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Vanessa Pruitt
Vanessa's goal is to help people take steps toward a happier, healthier life. She is the founder of Natural Family Today and Nerdy Millennial, where she also blogs about relationships, career, blogging, college, and issues facing fellow millennials.

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