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Carrot Soup with Chili-Spiced Croutons

Makes: 4 servings
Prep 15 mins Cook 35 mins
Carrot Soup with Chili-Spiced Croutons
Ingredients
  • 3  tablespoons  olive oil
  • 4  cups  sliced onions
  • 4  cups  sliced carrots
  • 32  ounces  reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1  recipe Chili-Spiced Croutons
Directions

1. In Dutch oven or large saucepan heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and season with salt. Cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Add carrots; cook for 10 minutes more, stirring occasionally. Add broth; bring to a simmer. Simmer, covered, 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Cool slightly.

3. In a blender or food processor, blend soup, 1/3 at a time, until smooth. Return to pot; heat through. Serve with Chili-spiced Croutons. Makes 4 servings.

Chili-Spiced Croutons
Bake 450°F 5 mins to 7 mins
Ingredients
  • 2  ounces  crusty bread
  • 1  tablespoon  olive oil
  • 1/4  teaspoon  chili powder
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Cut crusty bread into 1/2-inch cubes. Toss with olive oil and chili powder. Spread cubes on baking sheet. Bake 5 to 7 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (Carrot Soup with Chili-Spiced Croutons)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 250,
  • Fat, total (g) 12,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 32,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 8,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 6,
  • sugar (g) 14,
  • pro. (g) 7,
  • vit. A (IU) 198,
  • vit. C (mg) 19,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 4,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 73,
  • sodium (mg) 927,
  • Potassium (mg) 637,
  • calcium (mg) 91,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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