Cooking for a Cause: Carrot & Orange Soup

Just in time for spring, Faye, our Director of Volunteer Services, is serving up her famous Carrot & Orange Soup. This nutritious recipe is light, fresh, and sure to please the whole family. Rich in vitamin A, carrots can help maintain healthy eyes and good eyesight. Check it out, and follow us on social for more healthy recipes.


  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups finely chopped yellow onions
  • 12 large carrots, 1 1/2 to 2 pounds, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Grated fresh orange zest to taste


  • Prep by peeling and chopping the carrots and onions
  • Melt the butter in a pot
  • Add the onions and cook over low heat until tender and lightly colored, about 25 minutes
  • Add carrots and stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until carrots are very tender, about 30 minutes
  • Pour the soup into a blender and process until smooth
  • Return puree to the pot and add the orange juice
  • Season to taste with salt, pepper, and freshly grated orange zest
  • Simmer until hot
  • Serve and enjoy!