I just came home with a dozen bottles of organic 100% carrot juice that was given to me. This is way more than I can consume in a reasonable amount of time, especially given that I'm not particularly a fan of the stuff. I do however love carrots.
I've been thinking of turning some of it into carrot soup, but I'm not too sure where to start. Most recipes start with using actual carrots and cooking them till soft followed by blending them. This should make for a thick soup. But when I'm starting with carrot juice, what can I add to give the soup a bit more thickness? I'm also trying to keep this as light as I can (2 lbs down this year, only 28 to go!) so I'd like to avoid loading it up with cream if possible.
I know to start with an onion and some celary finely diced and cooked in a bit of oil, followed by adding the carrot juice, some ginger, and curry powder and some stock concentrate. But where to from there? How can I take this from 'hot carrot water' to a tasty soup?
Or.. I'd be open to any other suggestions to use up all this carrot juice in reasonably healthy and affordable ways.