8 carrots (1 pound), sliced, leaves reserved for garnish
1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
1 large clove garlic, smashed
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper, plus additional for garnish
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
4 cups water
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Total Time: 40 minPrep: 15 minCook: 25 minYield: 4Level: easy
In large pot, simmer carrots and next 5 ingredients (through water), covered, until carrots are tender (20-25 minutes).
Using an immersion blender (or a standard, blender working in batches), blend until smooth; add lemon juice. Divide among 4 bowls; garnish with crushed red pepper and carrot leaves. If desired, serve chilled.