Dairy-Free Roasted Carrot Bisque
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This simple soup is a great way to showcase fresh carrots, and it's a sample recipe from my cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. It's slightly rich, naturally sweet, a little rustic, and very comforting.
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: American
Serves: Makes 6 to 8 servings
  • 2 pounds carrots, peeled, stemmed, and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 medium onion, halved and then quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves, whole but peeled
  • 1½ tablespoons melted coconut or olive oil
  • 1½ tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 4 cups (1 quart) chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 (14-ounce) can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1½ cups water, more or less as needed
  • 1 to 1¼ teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon black pepper, to taste
  • Coconut cream or full-fat canned coconut milk, to garnish (optional)
  • Chopped fresh parsley, to garnish (optional)
  1. Preheat your oven to 425ºF.
  2. Place the carrots, onion, and garlic on a large rimmed baking sheet, and toss with the oil and sweetener to coat. Spread the vegetables out into a single layer.
  3. Roast the vegetables for 30 to 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. They should be soft and browned around the edges, but not burned. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Place the roasted vegetables in your blender or food processor with the broth. Puree for 2 to 3 minutes, or until relatively smooth. This may need to be done in two batches.
  5. Pour the carrot mixture into a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in the coconut milk, desired amount of water to thin, salt, and pepper to taste. Cook until heated through.
  6. Ladle into bowls and optionally swirl with a little coconut cream or coconut milk and sprinkle with parsley.
Curry - While heating in step 5, stir in 2 to 3 teaspoons of your favorite curry powder.
Smoky - While heating in step 5, stir in ½ to 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika, or to taste.
Herb - Garnish each bowl with 1 tablespoon of fresh chopped herbs, such as basil, thyme, or rosemary, or add the herbs to the vegetables during the last minute of roasting.
Winter – For a creamier seasonal finish, substitute sweet potatoes or squash for the carrots.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/dairy-free-roasted-carrot-bisque-soup