Since the unexpectedly warmer temperatures are not naturally permeating onto my autumn dinner plate, I turned instead to my new Le Creuset dutch oven for seasonal inspiration. I first used the new ceramic centerpiece for a to-die-for eggplant parmesan. But last night called for a simpler method: slice, stir, simmer, and spin. In one hour total (with maybe five minutes of hands-on action), a smooth carrot ginger soup was ready to serve...after a few photos, of course.
Grab your bushy-topped farmers' market carrots and a bottle of raw, unfiltered Nature Nate's honey for this vegetarian, slightly sweet and spicy delight. And make sure to share your own Nature Nate’s honey creations on social media using @naturenates and #honeymakesitbetter!
Makes 4 servings
2 tablespoons olive oil 2 medium sweet onion, sliced 2 ounces fresh ginger, coarsely chopped and crushed 26 ounces water 3 cups raw grated carrots 2 tablespoon Nature Nate's honey Juice of 1 lemon 2 teaspoons salt 10 twists of ground black pepper
1. Heat olive oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Add onion and cook until translucent, approximately 4 minutes.
2. Add ginger and continue to cook, approximately 8 minutes.
3. Add water, carrot, honey, lemon, salt and pepper to the pot and bring to a boil. Immediately turn down heat to a simmer for 45 minutes. Stir occasionally.
4. Remove from heat and allow to slightly cool. Pour soup into a blender and pulse until smooth. Serve hot with a drizzle of honey.
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