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Spicy Carrot Soup

Updated on June 11, 2014

I'm a big fan of casual dinners and especially when soup is the main course. Pairing a nice soup with a crusty bread makes a comforting and hearty meal. I like making soups with healthy ingredients that are also readily available. Spicy Carrot Soup is not only healthy, but delicious and quick to make. I like to make a double batch for dinner and have leftovers for lunch the next day, plus a few servings to freeze for a future lazy day.

Serving Size

Serves: 8


  • 2 lbs. carrots, peeled or scrubbed
  • 2 tbls. butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. red cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • paprika
  • sour cream, if desired


  1. Cut carrots into 1 inch pieces, set aside.
  2. In a soup pot, melt butter.
  3. Add onion and garlic; saute until onion is soft.
  4. Add carrots, vegetable broth, salt and cayenne pepper.
  5. Simmer for about 25 minutes or until carrots are tender.
  6. Add lemon juice.
  7. Puree soup in a food processor or blender.
  8. Serve in bowls with a sprinkle of paprika.
  9. Add a dollop of sour cream on top, if desired
Libbey Crisa Moderno Soup/Salad Bowl, 9-Inch, Box of 12, Clear
Libbey Crisa Moderno Soup/Salad Bowl, 9-Inch, Box of 12, Clear

Classic soup/salad bowls to go with any place setting.



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      Shamim Rajabali 3 years ago from Texas

      Love soups. Will give this a try.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Your soup looks delicious!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I'm a fan of soups as well and this one looks delish!

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      Kathryn Grace 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Mmmm. This carrot soup looks fabulous. I can almost taste it, just reading your recipe. Thank you for sharing it!