One-Pot Wonders

Carrot, Chile and Cilantro Soup

September 28, 2011
0 Ratings
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

I really don't...appreciate this time of year as much as others. It means that our five months of scenic splendor are over and I'll soon be spending seven months staring at baren trees and a snow-covered garden. One of the few things that mitigates that feeling is soup. Fresh, piping hot and hearty soup!

Like most of you, I'm sure, when I have a few extra beef or chicken bones and a little meat left over, I make broth. When we slaughter our steer for the year, I make up seven to ten gallons of broth. Every time we roast a yard-bird, another couple quarts of broth are made. Why not make some soup?! —WileyP

What You'll Need
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 medium cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro (2 teaspoons dry), plus more for garnish
  • 1 chile chipotle (in adobo if canned), minced
  • 6 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 3 medium potaotes, chopped
  • 4 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 4 tablespoons cream, sour cream or crème fraîche for garnish
  1. Heat the oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Sauté the onion until tender. Stir in the garlic, cilantro and chipotle. Stir in the carrots and potato; cook 5 minutes and then pour in stock.
  2. Simmer until the potatoes and carrots are soft, 30 to 45 minutes. Blend until smooth with an immersion blender or in batches in a blender or food processor. Top with more freshly chopped cilantro leaves, a drizzle of cream or a dollop of sour cream or crème fraîche.

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2 Reviews

WileyP October 2, 2011
Thanks for the comments, boulangere. This really is a lovely soup, and goes very well with the requisite grilled cheese sandwich.
boulangere September 30, 2011
How did I miss this?! Love the adobo and the carrot-potato combination. I hear you, I'm going to be snow-covered before long, too, and for a potentially long time.