Monday, October 3, 2016

Savory Carrot Soup with Caramelized Onions

Savory Carrot Soup with Caramelized Onions:The Charm of Home
Soup's on today with tea!  I made this Savory Carrot Soup for fall.  I often associate carrot soup with spring but, my carrots get harvested in the fall.  If you leave them till the first frost they will be sweeter, or so I've heard.  

Savory Carrot Soup with Caramelized Onions:The Charm of Home
This recipe is savory because I used beef broth for a savory flavor.  It makes the soup filling and substantial for a chilly day.
1 large onion, peeled and sliced thinly
1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil 
1 lb. organic carrots, peeled and sliced into coins
1 large potato, peeled and chopped into cubes
1 tablespoon fresh lovage leaves, chopped OR 1/2 cup peeled and sliced celery
2 cups beef broth
2 cups water
salt and pepper to taste
garnish: nasturtium flowers, thyme, parsley, etc.

  1. Cook onions over low heat until carmelized a dark golden brown, stir frequently. (45 minutes)
  2. Add carrots, potatoes, lovage OR celery, and cook another 10 minutes tossing well. 
  3. Add beef stock and water and bring to a rapid boil.  Cook until veggies are very tender. (20-30 minutes)
  4. Puree in a blender until completly smooth.  
  5. Here you can add more water if you think it is too thick.  I poured in simmering water from the tea kettle.
  6. Season and serve hot. 
Serves 4-6
*Note: Lovage is an awesome herb to grow in your garden to replace the celery.  I love having it just for soups!

Savory Carrot Soup with Caramelized Onions:The Charm of Home
This little tea mug is perfect for a steaming cuppa this fall. Mug by THL.
The nasturtium came from my garden this year too.  They didn't want to grow and then they took off like a weed!  Including the peat pots I threw in the waste pile behind the shed.  I will probably have nasturtium there next year.


I will link this to:

Home & Garden Thursdayat A Delightsome Life
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups 
The Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Vintage Charm at Charm Bracelet Diva
The Homemaking Party at Classical Homemaking
Thoughts of Home at Decor to Adore
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Friday
Share Your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cupof Mrs. Olsen
What To Do Weekends at Shoestring Elegance
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Rose Garden Malevik Saturday Showoff

The Scoop at Stonegable

Best of the Weekend with Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

The Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Share It One More Time at Shabbyfufu  

Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm
Tickle My Taste Buds Tuesdays at Lori's Culinary Creation
Foodie Friends Friday at Walking on Sunshine
Meal Plan Monday at Southern Plate


Anonymous said...

That looks delicious and is staged so beautifully!

Susan Freeman said...

I love carrot soup and often make a carrot ginger version. I have never tried beef broth or caramelized onions in this soup, but will try it now. Thanks for the recipe!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

cloches and lavender said...

Yum, carrot soup. No lie, I always wanted a recipe and you just plopped it right here, Thank you.


cloches and lavender said...

Forgot, LOVE the mug


living from glory to glory said...

One of my favorite things in the cooler weather is making soup and enjoying a bowl even for dinner. I have never made carrot soup, but I do love them. And yes, it is true that they are so sweet after the first freeze. But who wants to go and dig in the dirt for an almost frozen carrot ?? LOL
My favorite soup for fall is Pumpkin, I will need to get that one out and make up a pot for a ladies lunch.
Hugs, Roxy

Schotzy said...

I printed off that steusel pumpkin bread.. so yummy looking... great to take to a gal party coffee clatch! Always something grand to find here.. Have a great week

Bernideen said...

Now here is a recipe I have never tried! Perfect for fall too. thanks for sharing and linking!

Antiques And Teacups said...

A very different recipe! Fun! Beautifully presented too. Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tra! Back from break and catching up.