2 tablespoons canola oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 large yellow onion, chopped
1 teaspoon cumin
4 cups carrots, chopped
4 cups vegetable broth or water
Juice of Â½ a lime
Cilantro-Lime Cream, to garnish (recipe follows)
In a heavy bottomed soup pot over medium heat, add canola oil. Add the garlic and onions, and sautÃ© for a few minutes or until the onions start to get translucent. Add the cumin and cook, 1 minute. Add the carrots and vegetable broth or water, and bring to a gentle boil. Lower the heat, and simmer for 25 minutes or until the carrots are tender. Remove from heat, and cool for a few minutes.
Once soup has cooled, add lime juice, and season with salt. Puree soup with a hand blender or standing blender until smooth. If your soup is too thick, add more vegetable broth.
Finish soup with a drizzle of cilantro-lime cream, and serve.
Makes a ½ cup
½ cup sour cream
Juice and zest of 1 lime
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
Place all ingredients in a small bowl, and whisk. Set aside.