Carrot Coconut Lemongrass Soup


Prep Time

15 minutes

Ingredients

8 cups vegetable stock
2 tbsp raw coconut oil
1 organic yellow onion, diced
2 tsp sea salt1 tbsp lemongrass, dried (use can also use fresh, found in produce section, or dried is in the spice isle)
5 organic garlic cloves, minced
3 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
1/2 tsp red curry paste (I like Thai Kitchen brand)
1 tbsp coriander seeds, ground
2 pounds organic carrots, roughly chopped
1 can coconut milk - No preservatives (Thai Kitchen brand)
2 tsp red chile flakes {optional}
1 tsp organic lemon zest
juice of one organic lemon
1 cup organic cilantro, for garnish

Directions

Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed soup pot over medium heat. Add onion and 1 tsp salt. Cook the onions until translucent. Add minced garlic, ginger, lemongrass, curry paste and coriander; sauté and stir for about 5 minutes. Stir in the chopped carrots and remaining salt. Sauté for several minutes, then add vegetable stock. Bring to a boil and simmer until the carrots are soft, about 15-20 minutes. 

Next, puree the soup in a blender until smooth. You may need to puree the soup in several batches. Whisk in coconut milk and red pepper flakes.

Just before serving, add the lemon zest. Garnish each bowl with fresh cilantro.