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Weight Watchers  Saffron Carrot Soup


 

WW: Saffron Carrot Soup               
Submitted by: Bev
6 Servings / 2 Points Per Serving




Ingredients:
2 cups low-sodium veg­etable broth
3 carrots, cut into 2" chunks
4 onions, chopped
3 small all-purpose pota­toes, peeled and cut into 2" chunks
1 cup parsley leaves
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 carrots, sliced
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
l/8 teaspoon saffron threads, crumbled
1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
Minced parsley



1. In a large nonstick saucepan or Dutch oven, bring the broth, carrot chunks, onions, potatoes, parsley leaves and 7 cups water to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the vegetables are tender, about 1 hour.

2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil. Add the sliced carrots and mushrooms; cook, covered, stirring as needed, until the carrots are tender, about 10 minutes, adding 1 tablespoon water at a time, if nec­essary. Stir in the pepper and saffron.

3. With a slotted spoon, transfer the vegetables from the saucepan to a blender or food processor. Puree, then return them to the broth. Whisk in the yogurt and stir in the sautéed vegetables; cook, stirring as needed, until heated through, 2-3 minutes. Serve, garnished with the minced parsley.



PER SERVING; 143 Calories, 1 g Total Fat, 0 g Saturated Fat, 0 mg Cholesterol, 78 mg Sodium, 30 g Total Carbohydrate, S g Dietary Fiber,S g Protein, 90 mg Calcium.

SERVING PROVIDES; 1 Bread, 1 Fruit/Vegetable.

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