My sister passed along this Carrot Soup Recipe which is adapted from The South Beach Diet Parties & Holidays Cookbook. We all really liked this one and it was so simple to make. Also, I loved that it was a really quick soup.
3 Tbls. olive oil
1 med onion, roughly chopped
3 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled
2 1/2 pounds carrots, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
6 cups water plus 4 tsp. chicken soup powder
Heat oil in large saucepan. Add onion and garlic, stir to coat. Reduce heat to med-low and cook, stirring occasionally until they soften about 5 mins. Add carrots, stir to coat, and cook 10 minutes. Add water and chicken soup powder and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to med-low and simmer until carrots are tender-approximately 25 minutes. Puree. Season with pepper to taste.