Carrot Ginger Blended Soup with Green Apples, Pistachios and Basil
3 cups low-sodium chicken stock
2 small shallots, halved
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
2-3 one-inch pieces ginger
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, quartered
2 tablespoon cream
squeeze of fresh lemon juice
green apple, diced
basil leaves, torn
salted and roasted pistachios
- Place the carrots, stock, shallots and salt into the Vitamix. Turn blender on and slowly increase to the highest setting. Blend for 4 to 5 minutes, or until warm.
- Add the ginger and butter and continue to blend for one minute, or until the butter is melted. Add the cream and lemon juice. Continue to blend for 3-4 minutes, or until the soup is warm to the touch.
- Ladle the soup into serving bowls. Top with lemon zest, green apple, basil and pistachios.