Puréed canned peaches form the base of this delicate soup, which is thickened with tart Greek yogurt and spiced with fresh ginger.
Yield: serves 4
1 medium carrot, peeled and thinly sliced
1 (1/4") piece ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
1⁄2 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 tbsp. half & half
2 tsp. fresh lime juice
1 (1-qt.) jar canned peaches in syrup, drained or use store-bought
Kosher salt, to taste
1⁄4 cup sliced almonds, lightly toasted, for garnish
Simmer carrot, ginger, and 1 1⁄2 cups water in a 1-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat until tender, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer carrots and ginger to a blender along with 3⁄4 cup of the cooking liquid; let cool slightly. Add yogurt, half & half, lime juice, peaches, and salt; purée until smooth. Chill 1 hour before serving; garnish with almonds.