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Carrot-Lime Soup with Cilantro

4 Servings

30 minutes

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This creamy yet cream-free carrot soup is a riff on a recipe by Alice Waters. The carrots’ sweetness is grounded by oniony shallot and herbal cilantro, and boldly accented with fragrant coriander, citrusy lime and spicy chili(es). For a colorful, aromatic flourish, we make a simple relish-like garnish with some of the same ingredients in the soup, then drizzle individual bowlfuls with olive oil to add fruity richness.



30 minutes


  • 3

    tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more to serve

  • pounds carrots, peeled, halved lengthwise and cut into 1-inch pieces


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Christine C.
August 25, 2022
This was delicious
And I admit to not weighing my carrots and I put curry in because I didn't have coriander. Oh and i made it in the instant pot - but I needed to use up carrots and cilantro - it was amazing, thank you!!!
Keith A.

FYI- I simmered the soup for about 2 1/2 hrs on low to make the soup. This is a good recipe without the toppings- I am using so I have some soup for the week. The blend of cilantro, carrots and lime shines, but the star is the carrots. I highly recommend. Only difference I made was I used some gelatinous homemade chicken stock.

Alegría H.

Delicious hot or cold. Made the recipe several times without changing anything. The topping is amazing. We've put it on scrambled eggs, rice and even added it to grilled cheese sandwiches. Thank you for another amazing recipe!

Jennifer B.

Great healthy soup, I loved the extra kick of the hot peppers.