Happy Friday, everyone! I can’t believe it’s been a week since I launched my blog. I’m learning something new everyday about the “blogger” world — all I can say is that I have the utmost respect for my fellow bloggers. Blogging is a lot of work, especially when you give it your 100%. I could talk about everything I’ve learned so far, but I realize that’s not why you’re here. Let’s talk about this delicious carrot and fingerling potato soup I made a couple of weeks ago. I’ve been eating so much soup this past month. It’s been so chilly in Seattle that by dinnertime, all I want is warm comfort food…or soup. Made with garlic, onion, carrots, cashews, homemade broth, and local fingerling potatoes I picked up at the farmers market, this soup hits the spot.
Benefits of Fingerling Potatoes
I’ve always been drawn to fingerling potatoes. They resemble a mini sweet potato in shape and have thin, delicate skin. Since the skin is so thin, there’s no need to peel them before cooking. I love the vibrant color they add to dishes — the flesh is usually yellow, white, or purple. You can use them to make potato salads, gratins, or….this delicious soup! As for health benefits, fingerling potatoes are cholesterol free, sodium free, and provide a great source of Vitamin C (something we all need more of as we head into the cooler months ahead).
And Those Multi-Colored Carrots..
I combined the fingerling potatoes with these beautiful multi-colored carrots I picked up at Trader Joe’s. It’s these carrots that gave this soup a beautiful Fall orange hue. Carrots are one of my favorite staples to a healthy lifestyle. Carrots are known for their beta-carotene and fiber content. They are a good source of antioxidants vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, iron, potassium, copper, and manganese. And because carrots are naturally sweet, they add a delicious subtle flavor of sweetness to everything they mingle with. In this case, the sweetness from the carrots combined with the comfort of the potatoes makes this soup a winner.
So go ahead, try out this recipe and let me know what you think. I love seeing your photos tagged #realandvibrant on Instagram