Make it Easy
Substitute a 1-lb. bag of peeled baby carrots, cut in half, for the chopped large carrots.
This soup is also great served chilled. Just prepare as directed, then cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
When to Peel Carrots
If carrots are young and tender, not old and woody, there's no need to peel them. Simply scrub them well with a vegetable brush, then use as desired.