A beautiful and tasty soup made with pureed carrots and fresh dill. If fresh herbs are not available, use 1/3 of the amount for dried herbs.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 1 pound carrots, sliced
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 3 1/2 cups chicken stock
- 3/4 cup 2% milk
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add carrots, and cook just until tender. Drain, and return the carrots to the pan. Set aside.
Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic until soft, about 5 minutes. Transfer the onion and garlic to the saucepan with the carrots, and pour in chicken stock. Turn heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 25 minutes to blend flavors.
Puree the carrot mixture in a food processor or blender, in small batches if necessary. Return to the saucepan, and stir in the milk, dill and chives. Cook just until heated through, and serve.