Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
This soup is based on a traditional Middle Eastern soup. It's unbelievably healthy and easy to make with only a few ingredients. The finished soup has a wonderful creamy texture, considering there is no cream or cheese in it.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 lbs baby carrots, rinsed
- 2 medium potatoes, peeled & cut into chunks
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 6 cups chicken broth (6 cups water & 2 chicken bouillon cubes can be substituted)
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- salt and black pepper, to taste
- Heat the olive oil in large pot then saute the garlic, carrots, potatoes, and onion for 5 minutes, to heighten flavors. Add broth (or water plus bouillon), cover & cook over medium heat until vegetables are tender, around 20 minutes.
- Pour the soup into a blender & puree until smooth. You may need to do half at a time.
- Add cumin, salt, & pepper then adjust seasonings to taste. If soup is too thick, additional water may be added.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this soup! When making this soup, I saute'd the carrots, potatoes, and onions for 7 minutes, and only added the garlic (1 teaspoon of jarred minced garlic), the last minute of saute'ing/cooking time. For the broth/liquid, I used 4 cups of organic broth (as that's all the broth I had), plus I added 2 cups of water, and I also added 1 tablespoon of chicken bouillon granules. I brought the broth to a boil, then reduced the heat to a simmer, and cooked the vegetables for 30 minutes. I did add 1 teaspoon of salt, and a 1/4 teaspoon of ground white pepper. I loved the consistency of this soup, it was like a bisque. I found this soup yields: 10 cups. This was the 2nd time I made this soup, and I look forward to making it again. Thank you Nasseh for sharing this recipe, as this soup was quite delish!!
This is pretty good... DH didn't really like it... he said it tasted too much like vegetables!! but the kids loved it. i have two toddlers and they ate it all up. I really enjoyed it. I served it with pita croutons.
4 1/2 stars. This was good especially for DD (toddler). DH didn't eat much of it so Id say he didnt like it exceptionally. I used regular size organic carrots and yellow potatoes. I used my own homemade chicken stock and I think I added even more ground cumin to taste. It was very orange, more than French Tarts picture. I garnished it with fresh cilantro which was good. I may make this again just for a change but probably not since DH wasnt enthusiastic about it. Made for Ramadan Tag.