Friday, September 25, 2009

Carrot Ginger Soup

I was running late so I ended up making up my own carrot ginger soup recipe as I was making the soup. Here is what I used to make the soup:

Ingredients
  • 15 "giant" carrots - I got them from my mother-in-law and they were huge
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium sized onions, diced
  • 4 huge cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1.5 - 2 inches of freshly ground ginger
  • 6 cups organic vegetable broth (out of a box)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
I started by sauteing the onions, garlic, and ground ginger in some olive oil. Then I added the carrots which I had cut into small pieces.

After cooking the carrots for about 10 minutes, I added 1 cup of vegetable broth and cooked the carrots and broth for another 10 minutes.

After the carrots were soft, I added the remaining broth and cooked the soup for another 10 minutes. Then I pureed everything with my hand-held blender.

Here is a picture of the finished soup. It was beautiful. Unfortunately, the pictures don't show it (something about trying to make dinner, entertaining the toddler, and taking pictures--in a kitchen with poor lighting--all at the same time make for poor picture quality), so you'll just have to trust me that the color of the soup was indeed beautiful and amazing...

Because I was running late, I ended up not making any croutons but toasted some whole wheat bread instead. I also mixed a little bit of soft butter with some garlic that I had smashed up with a bit of salt to put on the toast.

Carrots and ginger are such a nice combination. I just love the sweetness of the carrots with the spiciness of the ginger. The soup was quite thick, and we love it that way. However, if you like a thinner soup, you could easily add a few more cups of broth. I know it would have been way too thick for my mom who likes her soup very soupy... :o)

Questions: Do you like carrots and/or ginger? What's your favorite way to eat them? I think this soup is my favorite way to eat carrots... :o)

Happy Friday!

Be well,
Andrea

21 comments:

  1. Oh this looks soooo good!! I'm loving all the recipes you share, i'm going to have a nice collection of soup recipes for the fall! lol! I love carrots, ginger is "ok"... is the ginger in the soup very 'strong'? Think it would still be good with 1/2 the amount of ginger?

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  2. I have never made a carrot soup, but I've been wanting to try one. I love ginger in anything.

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  3. I love carrots with peanut butter, but I also love cooked carrots, plain. I also really like ginger, with just about anything. This soup sounds amazing!! I'll bet it was great with some hearty wheat bread. Yum. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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  4. I LOVE carrots and ginger - awesome soup recipe there!!

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  5. mmm i love both carrots and ginger but have never had them together. i need to invest in am immersion blender!

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  6. Thanks for the recipe. This is one I want to try for sure.

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  7. I think the mix flavor of carrot and ginger is a great combo!!! I don't usually eat carrots because I'm afraid getting too much vitamin A with my daily load of kabocha! :D

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  8. Carrot ginger soup happens to be one of my favourites! I also like the combination in a muffin/sweet bread.

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  9. this looks amazing! especially for winter, when i am pretty sure i have soup almost everyday! are those stick blenders expensive? i need more equipment in my kitchen but the funds aren't quite there :(

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  10. Mmmm...This soup looks really nice and creamy. I love carrots and ginger. I like ginger in almost anything is can be used in. It's just that good. For carrots I usually like them in a nice stew.

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  11. I enjoy grated carrot mixed in with my stuffing ingredients. It moistens it and adds a little sweetness to the finished product.

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  12. I do love carrots, and I like ginger most of the time. I'd love to try it in that delicious soup of yours!

    I adore carrots raw and dipped in almond or peanut butter! Oh, and in cake too, hehe! Ginger is good in candy ;)

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  13. Ooh that soup looks so comforting! I don't use ginger too often but my favorite way to enjoy carrots is roasted!

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  14. I've made a carrot ginger salad dressing, the hubby and I loved it, I bet we would LOVE this soup! This soup is officially on my radar for this fall!

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  15. When I was first diagnosed with Celiac, I practically lived on carrot soup. Not a huge fan of ginger unless it's in muffins or something.

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  16. I always love the combo of ginger and carrot in soup. A dollop of creme fraiche or yogurt is a nice touch, too.

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  17. Yum. Looks like something your friend Mary would love; have you talked to her recently. (Big Smile)

    M.

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  18. OH I have to top my carrot soup with crumbled goat cheese!

    MMMMMMMMM

    I love that it's soup season! NOW if it would just cool down!

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  19. I've never had carrot soup before. I do love carrots though, so I bet I would like this a lot!

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  20. The soup sounds great! Perfect for fall! :)

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