This Roasted Carrot Detox Soup is great for fall, when stress and the change in weather can lower your immune system.
All of the immune-boosting ingredients in this soup work together to get you the nutrients you need when you’re feeling under the weather. Onions have anti-inflammatory properties and are a great source of Vitamin C, carrots are a good source of Vitamin A and other antioxidants, garlic has medicinal properties that can reduce the length of a cold, ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and can help boost your immune system, and turmeric increases the antioxidant capacity of your body.
First, you start out by roasting the garlic, carrots, and onions until soft. I roasted them for 25 minutes, but if you want them to be more caramelized, you can keep them in for longer.
When they’re done roasting, put them in a food processor along with the ginger and vegetable broth and blend until smooth.
Add the pureed veggies to a pot on medium heat and add vegetable broth until it reaches the consistency you want. I used about 2 1/2 cups of the broth for a really thick soup, but for a thinner consistency or more servings, you can add more.
Finish off by adding the lemon juice and dried (or fresh) basil. Don’t forget to add salt and pepper!
Et voila! Roasted Carrot Detox Soup that will boost your immune system so that you’re feeling better in no time!
EDIT: I’ve been experimenting with different variations of this roasted carrot soup and found that adding potatoes makes the soup much creamier and adding only 2 tbsp of lemon juice makes it much tastier (as opposed to all the juice from half a lemon).