An adapted recipe from Weight Watchers. Silken tofu replaces cream or milk for a lower fat, lower calorie soup. Increase or decrease the spiciness factor by using more or less gingerroot and/or curry paste. Thanks DJ for the recipe! (And you know who you are!) ;)
- 2 cups fresh vegetable stock or 2 cups fresh chicken stock
- 1 lb baby carrots
- 1⁄2 cup onion, chopped
- 1 medium garlic clove, peeled
- 2 teaspoons gingerroot, freshly grated
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons Thai red curry paste (read *NOTE) or 1 1⁄2 teaspoons curry powder (read *NOTE)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 6 ounces silken tofu
- 2 tablespoons mint leaves, fresh, cut into slivers
- *NOTE: Thai curry paste available at Asian markets or make your own using recipes off this site.
- In a medium saucepan, bring broth, carrots, onion, garlic and ginger to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes; until carrots are tender.
- Stir in Thai curry paste and salt; simmer 1 minute to blend flavors. Remove from heat; cool slightly.
- Add tofu to saucepan and puree in soup pot using an immersion hand blender (or in batches in a blender) until smooth.
- Serve mint leaves on side. Yields about 1 cup per serving.
I just made this recipe, which I got on the WW website and loved it. I checked to see if it was here and it is, thanks! Tasty and full of great veggies for very few calories. It is in my winter cooking repertoire for sure.