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Carrot and Ginger Soup

carrot and ginger soup recipeThis month for our Lazy Susan group the theme was 7 ingredients or less and healthy. The first thing that came to mind was a soup. You can make a rich and creamy soup with no cream, it feels decadent, when in actuality it is healthy and full of vegetables. When we lived in Canada, we used to go to a little place called Wheaton’s and they had the best carrot and ginger soup. I would crave it, and go at least once a week to get a cup. I think that I have figured out how they made it, and this soup is slightly exotic and full of flavor. You will never guess that it has little to no fat, and all of its richness comes from vegetables. The other beauty of a soup is that it is so filling. A big bowl of this carrot soup feels like a hearty meal, and is without guilt.

This is not a specific recipe, more like a this what I have, and this is what I am using sort of thing. If you don’t like curry, try coriander or cumin. You could use butternut squash or another root vegetable. In the end, this is all going to get pureed together, so I was not concerned with making everything the same size, or grating the ginger. I will say, the smaller the dice of the carrot, the faster they will cook. I have a Vita-Mix, and it is amazing. One of the best features is that you can put hot liquid into it and the top will not blow off. If you are using a regular blender, let it cool down, puree it, then add it back to the saucepan and heat it up again. Otherwise you will and everything in your kitchen will be wearing orange.

carrot and ginger soup recipe

1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 onion
1-2 inch piece of ginger
1 Tablespoon curry powder (I forgot to add it to the ingredient shot, sorry)
4-5 cups carrot
1 (15-ounce) can light coconut milk
3 cups vegetable stock
salt and pepper

carrot and ginger soup recipeIn a medium saucepan, cook the onion until it begins to soften and turn translucent, about 7 minutes. Add the ginger and curry powder. Cook for another minute.

carrot and ginger soup recipeAdd the carrots and cook for a few minutes until they begin to soften a bit.

carrot and ginger soup recipeAdd the coconut milk and vegetable stock. Season with salt and pepper.

carrot and ginger soup recipeSimmer the carrots in the broth for 20 to 25 minutes, or until they are soft.

carrot and ginger soup recipePut the carrot mixture into a blender or use an immersion blender. Puree until very smooth. Pour into a bowl. I like to add a few cilantro leaves for freshness.

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Carrot and Ginger Soup


Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 1-2 inch piece of ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon curry powder (I forgot to add it to the ingredient shot, sorry)
  • 4-5 cups carrot
  • 1 (15-ounce) can light coconut milk
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, cook the onion until it begins to soften and turn translucent, about 7 minutes. Add the ginger and curry powder. Cook for another minute.
  2. Add the carrots and cook for a few minutes until they begin to soften a bit.
  3. Add the coconut milk and vegetable stock. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Simmer the carrots in the broth for 20 to 25 minutes, or until they are soft.
  5. Put the carrot mixture into a blender or use an immersion blender. Puree until very smooth. Pour into a bowl. I like to add a few cilantro leaves for freshness.

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  1. Samantha

    January 5th, 2012 at 9:11 am

    I love this soup! I live close to Wheatons and everytime I stop in for lunch I have to have this soup! Thanks for sharing the recipe πŸ™‚

  2. bakedbree

    January 6th, 2012 at 12:19 am

    It is pretty close, I love the coconut cake there too.

  3. amanda

    January 5th, 2012 at 9:33 am

    gorgeous and delicious again Bree, this sounds perfectly wonderful!

  4. bakedbree

    January 6th, 2012 at 12:19 am

    thank you Amanda!

  5. Sara T

    January 5th, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Super in love with this combo of carrots and ginger….cannot wait to make this! TJ’s used to make a ridiculous carrot-ginger salad dressing that they discontinued. I am still trying to recreate it. Looks like your beautiful soup will be a staple in our house πŸ˜‰

  6. bakedbree

    January 6th, 2012 at 12:19 am

    I hope that it is Sara!

  7. shannon harrison

    January 5th, 2012 at 11:06 am

    yum yum yum! i just started getting into making soups and this one is a must try!

  8. bakedbree

    January 6th, 2012 at 12:18 am

    I make soup at least once a week. I love soup.

  9. Chenin

    January 5th, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Oh Bree! This looks awesome and my little Scout can eat it! Definitely going in my recipe box!

  10. bakedbree

    January 6th, 2012 at 12:18 am

    It is really good, and easy. A winning combo in my book.

  11. Aimee Berrett

    January 5th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    I’ve never tried carrot soup, but you make this look amazing! How do you get such beautiful pictures? I can’t find good natural light in my house anywhere. My husband bought me a light box for Christmas and that seems like it will do the trick, but your pictures are simply stunning. I would love any tips you can offer me πŸ™‚

  12. bakedbree

    January 6th, 2012 at 12:17 am

    Thank you so much Amy. Try taking them in an open door.

  13. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    January 5th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Love this! What a healthy delicious soup for this time of year πŸ™‚

  14. bakedbree

    January 6th, 2012 at 12:16 am

    thank you Katrina!

  15. Melissa A.

    January 5th, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Wheaton’s? Did you live in the Maritimes? I am from there!

  16. bakedbree

    January 6th, 2012 at 12:16 am

    We did, we lived in Greenwood for 2 years. In fact, my daughter was born there.

  17. Melissa A.

    January 6th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Neat! I live in Halifax currently.

  18. bakedbree

    January 7th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Small world Melissa!

  19. Cora White

    January 6th, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    I made it with butternut squash. I have been wanting a butternut soup recipe.
    I like the flavors. I want to try with carrots as well soon

  20. bakedbree

    January 7th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    I love squash soup, that sounds delicious.

  21. Claire

    January 7th, 2012 at 6:02 am

    Yum! This look delicious. I’ve never actually tried carrot soup before but this has made me want to try making it. I imagine it would be kind of sweet like Pumpkin soup?

  22. bakedbree

    January 7th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    A little bit, but not too sweet.

  23. Sarah

    January 10th, 2012 at 4:44 am

    I love making soups but I have always found that carrott soups are a little too sweet for me. However, I like the idea of the curry flavour with the coconut milk with it and will give it a go!
    Thanks.

  24. bakedbree

    January 17th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    This is not sweet, I think that you will like this one.

  25. Teri C

    January 13th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    I did make the soup-posted in on to FB and loved it!!!!!Thanks again for sharing.

  26. bakedbree

    January 17th, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    You are welcome Teri!

  27. Holly

    January 13th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    I made this last night and it was amazing! I think I need to make it again this coming week…

  28. bakedbree

    January 17th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    glad that you liked it Holly.

  29. Mary@FitandFed

    March 22nd, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Hi Bree. First of all I have to say that I love your header with the little cups of chocolate drinks all garnished so beautifully. On the soup: I love carrot ginger though I have to get to making it more often myself. We keep Trader Joe’s boxed carrot ginger soup in the cupboard for busy nights, so I tend to just have it then. I, too, have a Vitamix and love it for a lot of things, but being able to process an entire batch of hot soup at once is one of its many virtues.

  30. bakedbree

    March 27th, 2012 at 9:34 am

    I love my Vitamix! We use it almost every day.

  31. Missy

    June 21st, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    This soup looks marvelous and you have a lovely blog. You look like a young Annette Bening ~ really!

  32. bakedbree

    June 23rd, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    thank you so much, you just made my day!

  33. Darcy

    January 28th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    I love this soup, it turned out better than I imagined! Thanks for sharing. I will definitely be making this again!

  34. bakedbree

    January 29th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    I am so glad! So good for you too.

  35. Bea

    November 24th, 2013 at 4:41 am

    I made this soup last night. It is amazing. Many thanks for sharing
    Bea xx

  36. bakedbree

    November 24th, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    You are welcome, glad you liked it.

  37. Stephanie

    February 9th, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    I made this tonight with butternut squash because that’s what I had on hand (side note: I was actually planning to make your butternut squash soup, which I love, but then had a craving for a curried-coconut-gingered variety and lo and behold, you have a recipe for that too!) and it turned out very tasty! The only change I made was to add 1T of sugar to add just a touch of sweetness. I’m sure the carrots wouldn’t need it, or perhaps if my butternut squash was a little more ripened that would have negated the need as well. Thanks for another great recipe!

  38. bakedbree

    February 22nd, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    Thanks for letting me know that this works with butternut squash too. πŸ™‚

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