Carrot Top Soup

Carrot Top Soup

I hate wasting food! I frequently buy my carrots at the local farmers market and they come with the lovely green carrot tops still attached.

For months I would remove the greens and toss them away. I decided there must be something I could do with these nutritious greens and carrot top soup has become one of my favorite recipes :) It’s quick, it’s easy, and most importantly, it’s delicious!

 

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Carrot Top Soup

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 6
Shared by: Rebecca Gilbert

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped carrot tops
  • 2 chopped carrots
  • 3 stalks chopped celery
  • 1 medium potato
  • 2 bouillon cubes
  • 6 cups of water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 cup uncooked red rice

Instructions

  • Cook rice in a separate pot according to package instructions.
  • While rice is cooking, prepare the soup. Dice carrots and celery. Heat 2 Tbps of olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Add the diced carrots and celery. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • While the celery and carrots are cooking, finely chop the rinsed carrot tops until you have at least 2 cups worth of greens. Dice the potato.
  • Add 6 cups of boiling water and 2 vegan bouillon cubes to the pot. Stir until the bouillon cubes are dissolved. Add the chopped carrot top greens and potato.
  • Cook for approximately 20 minutes, or until the greens are completely cooked. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve in individual bowls. Add cooked red rice for extra texture.

Hope you enjoy this easy vegan recipe!

Notes

Canned beans may be added to cooked soup for extra protein and texture.

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