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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

EatingWell Wednesday - Curried Carrot and Apple Soup

While residing in my bed all weekend I found myself without much of an appetite except for soup so I found this fabulous recipe and asked my hubby to make it for me. I was a taken aback by the strength of the curry so depending on your love of curry, you may wish to add less. Hey, my nose cleared up so it was a great. I really enjoyed the apple (we used a granny sweet) as the sweetness was refreshing with the curry. Also, great soup to freeze!

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1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 large onion, chopped (2 cups)
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
1 tablespoon curry powder
5 large carrots, peeled and thinly sliced (3 cups)
2 large McIntosh or other apples, peeled and coarsely chopped (3 cups)
1 bay leaf
4 1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon salt (I would taste prior to adding)
Freshly ground pepper to taste
2 tablespoons low-fat plain yogurt for garnish (optional)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, dill or basil for garnish (optional)

1. Heat oil in a large saucepan or medium soup pot over medium heat. Stir in onion and celery; cook until the onion is softened and translucent, 8 to 12 minutes; do not brown.

2. Stir in curry powder, then add carrots, apples and bay leaf. Stir well over medium heat for 2 minutes, then add broth and salt. Bring the mixture to a low boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover tightly and simmer until the carrots and apples are tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

3. Remove the bay leaf. Using a large slotted spoon, transfer the soup solids to a food processor, adding about 1/2 cup of the broth; process to a smooth puree. Pour the puree back into the soup. Reheat and season with pepper. Serve piping hot, garnishing each serving, if you like, with a dab of yogurt and a sprinkle of fresh herbs.


Chef E said...

Now is that quesadillas next to the bowl, or Naan? Because it looks good together!

I love squash and apple soup to with the curry, I cannot get enough spice. My hubby may one day say I tried to get rid of him by way of heat :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, yum, your hubby made this? That's so nice!

Alisa said...

Wow, I wish my husband would make something like this ... he isn't a veggie man.

Just added you to my twitter - mine is godairyfree, though my blog is frugalfoodie (alter egos :)

The Diva on a Diet said...

Mmm, love the curry in the soup - great combination with the carrots and apple. I also love that your hubby made this for you. What a guy! :)

girlichef said...

He's a keeper :) This sounds absolutely delicious!

Chef Fresco said...

I love love homemade soup - especially carrot. Never tried apple though, interesting addition!

Annie said...

Good man... I would keep him if I were you! ;)

Tangled Noodle said...

How sweet that your husband made this while you were out of commission! I love curry so a good amount is always welcome. Hope you're starting to feel better!

Caitlin said...

hey i meant to save your email but not publish it as a comment then deleted both by mistake. :p

Where in New England do you live?

Anonymous said...

this is such a beautiful color! i love curry and apples together.

Soma said...

I love my curry. This is a great one.. i have never curried have a good mate:-D

Ken said...

I love your soups! I hear TomatoMania was drizzly in Litchfield...GREG

Nicole said...

That looks delish! Way to go hubby for being such a nice guy:)

Chow and Chatter said...

wow what a great soup

Jennifer said...

Thanks all for the sweet hubby cmments: he does a good job at picking up all the slack when I am down and out.

ALisa: I am following you

Caitlin: I live in RI

Greg: why does your label state Ken?

Makeup Theory said...

I've had a curried butternut squash/granny smith apple soup. So delish.

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jenn said...

sounds amazing!!!

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