Cream of carrot and sweet potato soup
February 5, 2012 • Category: Main Dish
Four ingredients: Carrots, sweet potatoes, onions and cumin. A cube of Maggi bouillon or some chicken stock, a ladle of cream and you’ve got yourself a creamy bowl of soup you will inhale.
- 1 pound of yellow onions
- 1 pound of carrots
- 1/2 pound of sweet potatoes
- 1/2 cup of whipping cream
- 1 cube of chicken stock or 1 quart of the real thing
- 1 tbsp of ground cumin (or more, to taste)
- salt, to taste
- Chop the onions, peel the carrots and chop and peel the sweet potatoes and chop; heat a few tablespoons of olive oil or butter and fry the onions till golden; add the carrots and sweet potatoes and fry as well for a few minutes; add the cumin and fry a few seconds longer.
- Pour on the veggies all of 6 cups of water or chicken stock; add a bouillon cube if adding water. Bring to a simmer and let it cook for 30 minutes or so. Using an immersion blender, puree the mixture, add the cream, simmer a few minutes longer, taste to season and serve warm.
21 Comments • Comments Feed
A marvelous combination! This soup would be welcome now with the Siberian cold we are experiencing.
On February 5, 2012 at 12:55 pm
Alaiyo Kiasi says:
I agree with Rosa. The combination of ingredients in this soup is “marvelous”. I wonder how it would taste with a dollop of Mascarpone added as well. You never ever disappoint with your recipes and photos. Always a pleasure to visit and, oh, I’m so making this soup!
On February 5, 2012 at 4:56 pm
T.W. Barritt says:
One of my favorites – I actually find that often the cream isn’t even necessary, as the combination of vegetables creates a richness all its own.
On February 5, 2012 at 5:38 pm
Bria @ WestofPersia says:
Love the simplicity, beauty, and nutrition. Looks so satisfying and tasty.
On February 5, 2012 at 9:14 pm
Kiran @ KiranTarun.c says:
MMmmm.. I love a good bowl of comforting soup 🙂
On February 6, 2012 at 12:00 am
A perfect dish for these cold days…have a good week…
On February 6, 2012 at 12:48 am
Nuts about food says:
We are on the same wavelength, made a carrot soup (my first actually) just the other evening!
On February 6, 2012 at 5:16 am
Oh yes – a thousand times yes! I will inhale this! And be warmed to my tip-toes.
On February 6, 2012 at 9:23 am
salut joumana il fait tellement froid en ce moment à paris que ce serait bien agréable d’avoir une soupe !!Bizz parisienne !!pierre
On February 6, 2012 at 9:32 am
I know I would inhale this luscious bowl of soup! Marvelous warm and creamy flavors.
On February 6, 2012 at 8:25 pm
Joumana, this looks so creamy and delicious. I love your addition of cumin! I’ve made carrot potato soup before, but never with sweet potato. I will have to try that soon. 🙂
On February 6, 2012 at 10:23 pm
Banana Wonder says:
What an excellent combination… and I love that hit of cumin!
On February 7, 2012 at 12:50 am
This is similar to my pumpkin soup recipe but I love the addition of carrots. I must try that next time. This is simple, warming, delicious winter comfort eating at its best!
On February 7, 2012 at 6:20 am
Super combination! Easy to make and comforting. Love the creamy soft color, too.
On February 7, 2012 at 6:25 am
Tom @ Tall Clover says:
Joumana, I love that a soup so simple to make could have such depth of flavor. I’ve tried this also using a roasted apple and pumpkin wedge, delicious!
On February 7, 2012 at 11:11 am
Carrot and sweet potatoes…I love the sweetness of this soup. Looks great, so creamy!
Hope you are having a wonderful week Joumana 🙂
On February 7, 2012 at 12:57 pm
Soup looks delicious! Perfect for this weather.
On February 7, 2012 at 6:53 pm
Turkey's For Life says:
That looks really warming and comforting – perfect for the weather we have here at the moment. A shame we can’t get sweet potatoes here! May have to substitute them for squash.
On February 9, 2012 at 2:10 am
Une soupe veloutée goûteuse et généreuse qui nous réchauffera le coeur et le corps
On February 9, 2012 at 12:07 pm
hummm!! très dans l’air du temps!! délicieuse découverte à tester avec plaisir pour se réchauffer! merci!!
On February 10, 2012 at 12:33 pm
Oui, Chef says:
This sounds gorgeous, and I love the little carrot chips floating on top!
On February 14, 2012 at 12:34 pm