Curried Date Carrot Soup

Curried Date Carrot Soup

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Entrees / Main Dishes


2/3 cup California Dates, chopped

2 stalks Celery, chopped

2 cloves Garlic, minced

1 Tbsp Ginger Root, minced*

2 Tbsp Olive Oil

2 Tbsp Flour

2 cans (14oz) Chicken Broth, low sodium

21/2 cups Carrots, chopped

1 tsp Ground Cumin

1/2 tsp Curry Powder

1 pinch Cayenne Pepper

1 pinch Black Pepper

1 Tbsp Lemon Juice

* Or substitute 1 tsp ground ginger



Saute onions, celery, garlic and ginger in oil in a heavy saucepan over medium heat for 3-4 minutes, or until translucent.  Remove from heat and stir in flour.  Cook for 1-2 minutes, then whisk in chicken broth.  Stir in carrots, cumin, curry powder, cayenne and black pepper.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 mintes, stirring occasionally.  Stir in dates and simmer another 5-10 minutes or until carrots are soft.  Remove from heat and puree in blender or food processor until smooth.  Pour back into pan.  Stir in lemon juice and heat until hot.  Spoon into bowls and garnish with a spoonful of yogurt.


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