ORANGE & HONEY CARROT SOUP






Kids love this rich, warming soup but it’s sophisticated enough for adults, too.  

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 pounds carrots, chopped (about 8 carrots)
  • 6 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 3 and ½ cups vegetable broth
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 batch bacon fat croutons

  INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Saute onion and carrots with olive oil in a stockpot over medium for 8 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 2 more minutes.
  2. Add broth, ginger, orange zest, orange juice, honey, salt, and pepper to pot. Bring to a boil. Once boiling reduce heat to low and simmer for 25 minutes.
  3. Transfer mixture to blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Top with bacon and croutons.