Carrot Ginger Soup


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This easy Carrot Ginger Soup is made with just six ingredients. Finish with a touch of half and half for extra creamy texture or keep it vegan with coconut milk.  This Carrot Ginger Soup is sure to become one of your favorite meals to enjoy on a chilly day.

overhead view of carrot ginger soup

I crave soup during fall and winter weather. There is something about a steaming mug of soup on a chilly day that just makes me happy. I have a few favorite recipes that I always make each fall and winter, plus new favorites like this Butternut Squash Soup and this Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup. My old standbys, the ones I’ve been making for years, include Potato Soup (you’ve got to try it), Broccoli Cheese Soup, and today’s Ginger Carrot Soup recipe.

This Carrot Ginger Soup is not new to the blog. I first shared it here in 2010 and I still get so excited each time it’s on my weekly menu.

cup of carrot ginger soup with a dollop of sour cream

 

How to Make Carrot Ginger Soup

Besides being my favorite carrot soup recipe, it’s also one of the easiest to make.

This soup starts as all good soups should, with onion and butter or olive oil in a dutch oven or large pot.  To the softened onions, you add the carrots, fresh ginger, and broth. Then, simmer until the carrots are tender. For a creamy texture, puree until smooth in a blender. For a richer soup, add a splash of half-n-half.

To keep the soup vegan, omit the half-n- half and use vegetable broth.

At the risk of repeating myself, I’m going to say once more that this really is the best soup. The sweetness of the fresh carrots is nicely balanced by the spicy fresh ginger. I love to serve this Carrot Ginger Soup with a dollop of sour cream.  I think you’ll find you have a new favorite, too.

Garnish with your choice of chives, dill, parsley, and pepper.

Serve this delicious soup with honey yeast rolls or cloverleaf rolls.

Carrot Ginger Soup. My all-time favorite carrot soup recipe! Six ingredients, quick & easy! | Kristine's Kitchen

Carrot Ginger Soup

This easy Creamy Carrot Giner Soup is made with just six ingredients. Finish with a touch of half-n-half for extra creamy texture or keep it vegan with coconut milk. This Carrot Ginger Soup is sure to become one of your favorite meals to enjoy on a chilly day.
Course Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword carrot ginger soup, carrot soup, carrot soup recipe, ginger carrot soup
Servings 6 as a main course or 8 as a first course
Calories 165kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter or olive oil
  • 2 sweet yellow onions chopped
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 pounds carrots peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons peeled fresh ginger finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup half-n-half or coconut milk
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • In a Dutch oven or large pot over medium-high heat, melt butter or heat olive oil. Add onions and cook, stirring frequently, until onions are soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Add broth, carrots, and ginger. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until carrots are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Puree soup until smooth, either using an immersion blender or by transferring soup to a blender and then returning it to the pot.
  • Stir in the half-n-half or coconut milk. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve soup in bowls, garnish with your choice of chives, parsley, dill or sour cream.

Notes

Nutrition information below for vegan option with olive oil and coconut milk. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1/6 recipe | Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 735mg | Potassium: 588mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 25593IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition information is an estimate.
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