This recipe is perfect for any season of the year. It’s healthy, hearty, and full of flavor. I remember the first time I tasted carrot and ginger together. It was in a cold press juice I purchased while I was rushing around running errands, and I fell in love with the combination immediately. In my opinion, they were basically made for each other! The sweet, earthy taste of carrots with the zesty pungent ginger taste is a match made in heaven.
There are lots of ways to make a carrot and ginger soup. Some people take the earthier approach incorporating lots of root vegetables and cinnamon. Other’s take a simplistic, purist approach, and use only carrots, water, ginger, salt, and pepper. With my carrot and ginger soup, I like to add a little acidity with lime juice, a punch with fresh cilantro, and a creamy aftertaste with a swirl of coconut milk.
Recipe for Carrot & Ginger Soup:
1 Pound of Carrots (Peeled, Roughly Chopped)
1/2 White Onion (Diced)
3 Cloves of Garlic (Minced)
1-2 Inches of Ginger Root (Peeled)
2 Cups Vegetable Broth
2 Cups of Filtered Water
1 Can of Full Fat Coconut Milk
1 Lime (Juice)
Red Pepper Flakes (Just a Dash)
1 Handful of Fresh Cilantro
A tip for Ginger: Use the bottom of a spoon to peel the skin.
Instructions for Carrot & Ginger Soup:
1: Saute onion and garlic in a deep soup pan over medium-high heat. Drop in diced carrots, and saute an extra 2-3 minutes.
2: Pour in vegetable broth, water, lime juice, kosher salt (to taste), and a dash of red pepper flakes. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for about 15-20 minutes (or until carrots are soft).
3: Carefully ladle your soup (in portions) into a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. If your soup requires extra liquid, add additional water or vegetable broth to the food processor and continue blending.
4: Once all of your soup is smooth, taste, and add additional salt if required. With a microplane, zest ginger into your pot of soup. Stir, and taste. Be careful to monitor your ginger level as you go. I prefer a strong ginger taste, but others may just want a hint of ginger.
5: Serve, with a heavy spoonful of coconut milk, fresh cilantro, and another dash of red pepper flakes.