Adding yogurt to this soup makes it smooth and creamy. If you can’t find chervil (a relative of the carrot), use dill instead for the herbed croutons.
In a 4- to 5-quart saucepan, melt 3 Tbs. of the butter over medium heat. Add the onion, leeks, garlic, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper; cook until softened and light golden-brown, about 10 minutes.
Add the broth, carrots, bay leaves, thyme sprigs, and 1/2 cup water; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the carrots are tender, about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt the remaining 3 Tbs. butter in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add the bread cubes and chopped chervil and toss to coat evenly. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet, season with salt, and bake until golden, 8 to 10 minutes.
When the vegetables are tender, discard the bay leaves and thyme sprigs. With a regular or a hand blender, purée the soup (work in batches if using a regular blender). Stir in the yogurt. If you prefer a thinner texture, add a little water. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve garnished with the chervil croutons.
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Good flavor but will likely not repeat. The consistency was quite thick after pureeing, so I thinned with an additional 2 cups of broth Because I had only non-fat Greek yogurt, I used 1/4 cup cream and 1/4 cup yogurt, which added just the right amount of tang. The croutons were very good. Grated parmesan might be a nice topping.
Dreadfully bland. You'd be better off roasting the carrots, leeks, and garlic with olive oil and herbs.
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