This month on the 5 Star Foodie Makeover, hosted  by Lazaro of Lazaro Cooks! and Natasha of 5 Star Foodie is Chilled soup.


This is a such and easy soup to make, but packed with flavor.


1/4 stick of butter
2 shallots, chopped
3 large carrots, cut into one inch pieces
3 medium size sweet potatoes, cut into one inch squares
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
white pepper and salt to taste
64 ounces of chicken stock


Melt the butter in a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Add the chopped shallots and sauté for about 5 minutes.

Add carrots, sweet potatoes, chicken stock, salt, pepper and nutmeg then bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered until carrots and sweet potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes.

Working in batches, purée soup in blender until smooth.

Chill soup. Before serving you can add yogurt or as I did left over lobster, chives and basil flowers.


Thanks again for letting me be part of this great group.


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  1. Joan from Foodalogue said: This gorgeous! And decadent! I’ll take the lobster garnish s’il vous plait.

  2. Yummy! This looks really lovely and delicious.

  3. bellini says:

    The carrots in my garden so far are little fronds but can’t wait to try some tasty, creamy soups!

  4. Shannon says:

    sounds fabulous, the combination of carrots and sweet potatoes is one of my favorites!! yum 🙂

  5. angelamroberts says:

    I love everything here. Sometimes I just crave carrots. Never thought of sweet potato combo. Love it all.

  6. Ben says:

    It’s time to make cold soups, This sounds amazing!

  7. Kitchen butterfly says:

    I love it Norma, i’ve never made or had a chilled soup! I will have to give it a try soon, it would be perfect or the persistent Nigerian heat! See you tomorrow

  8. flavorsofthesun says:

    This looks so lusciously rich…I love the combination of ingredients and the fact that it is so simple to make.

  9. A fantastic soup! Beautiful and really tempting.



  10. Faith says:

    I love simple soups like this where the flavors of a few ingredients can really shine through — delicious!

  11. Laz says:

    5 star all the way mama. Te la comiste. Gorgeous.

  12. Lori Lynn says:

    Sounds positively delicious.
    Love your garnishes Norma!

  13. I think it’s brilliant to use the fall veggies in the chilled soup – that’s a concept of makeover at its best! Love it!

  14. Can I say how much I love the presentation? That blue glass is perfect for the soup. One of my favorites for anytime of year is a spicy carrot. Never thought of adding sweet potatoes and I am hitting my head going DUH when I see this recipe. Love the basil flowers and lobster addition too. Great dish!

  15. marisa says:

    This is very elegant. Such a beautiful color, and I love the garnishes. The flowers are so pretty, and that big hunk of lobster claw is calling to me!

  16. Victoria says:

    So very beautiful! Vibrant and bright! Love these flavors too 🙂

  17. Buttery, creamy and sweet, such a flavorful soup and the fact that it’s cold and not hot makes it perfect for warm weather days. I think your garnish is beautiful in its simplicity, just love it!

  18. Beautiful soup, Norma! Rica para el verano! Love the color and the presentation!

  19. Tanantha says:

    I have thought about carrot too haha! Your version sounds delicious and I love the combination of carrot and sweet potato!

  20. This is stunning Norma! And super delicious looking!

  21. Mary says:

    This really sounds like a delicious soup and you have presented it beautifully, Norma. I’d love to have a cup. Have a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary.

  22. magicofspice says:

    Just beautiful, and so very creamy looking…delicious!

  23. Trix says:

    Your serving vessel is really over the top, I love it!!

  24. Love any kind and variety of carrot soup. Just so wonderful. Que rico se ve.

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