This delicious soup combines carrots and potatoes with garlic, cilantro and chile paste for a fabulous blend of flavors.
INGREDIENTS (for 5 servings):
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 teaspoon chile paste
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 large carrots, peeled and sliced
- 1 large potato, peeled and chopped
- 5 cups vegetable broth
Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Heat garlic, cilantro and chili paste. Saute onion until tender. Stir in carrots and potato; cook 5 minutes and then pour in vegetable broth.
Simmer for 30 to 45 minutes, or until potatoes and carrots are soft. With a hand blender, blend until smooth.