Carrot Apple Soup

The apple in this simple, scrumptious soup will make the sweet carrots and onions even sweeter. These are all fall ingredients — which makes this the perfect back-to-school lunch.

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Hands-on time: 35   |    Total time: 120   |    Makes: 4 Servings

KITCHEN GEAR

Cutting board
Sharp knife (adult needed)
Measuring spoons
Pot with cover
Slotted spoon
Measuring cup
Blender or food processer (adult needed)

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
1 unit medium onion, peeled and chopped
2 pound carrots, peeled and sliced
1 unit apple, peeled (if you like), cored and chopped
8 cup chicken or vegetable stock
1⁄2 cup Greek or plain low-fat yogurt

INSTRUCTIONS

Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your kitchen gear and ingredients and put them on a clean counter.

  1. Put the soup pot on the stove and turn the heat to medium. When the pot is hot, carefully add the oil.
  2. Add the onion, carrots, and apple and cook, covered, until the vegetables are beginning to soften, about 15 minutes. Use the wooden spoon to stir them occasionally while they cook.
  3. Turn up the heat to high, add the chicken or vegetable stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, and cook until the carrots are completely tender, about 20 minutes. Set aside to cool for 20 minutes.
  4. Use a slotted spoon to remove the solids, and put in the blender or food processor. Process until smooth. Add the yogurt, if you like, and process again, then stir this mixture back into the soup in the pot.
  5. Serve right away or cover and refrigerate up to 3 days.