Carrot Potage

Author: Canadian Living

This creamy, rustic soup is easy to prepare and actually tastes best the next day.

  • Portion size 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 lb carrots peeled and chopped (4 cups/1 L)
  • 4 oz rutabaga peeled and chopped (2 cups/500 ml)
  • 4 oz turnips peeled and chopped (2 cups/500 ml)
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 clove garlic sliced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper
  • 1 pinch dried marjoram
  • 1 pinch thyme
  • 2 cups sodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 potato peeled and chopped (1-1/2 cups/375 ml)
  • 4 oz crumbled blue cheese (such as Blue Ermite or Blue Benedictine)
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley

Method

In Dutch oven, heat oil and butter over medium heat. Add carrots and turnip; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.

Add onion, garlic, bay leaves, salt, pepper and marjoram; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened but not coloured, about 10 minutes.

Stir in broth and 4 cups (1 L) warm water; cover and bring to boil. Add potato; reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Let cool slightly. Discard bay leaves.

In batches in blender, purée soup until smooth. Pass though sieve into clean saucepan. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 2 days.) Return just to boil; reduce heat and simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring and adding up to 3/4 cup (175 mL) warm water for desired consistency.

Ladle into bowls; sprinkle with cheese and chives.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 723 mg
  • Protein 7 g
  • Calories 190.0
  • Total fat 10 g
  • Cholesterol 19 mg
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Total carbohydrate 20 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 12.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 13.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 135.0
  • Vitamin C 17.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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