Carrot and Ginger Soup – Your New Favourite Recipe

Feb 24, 2021 | Recipes, Soups

If you are a fan of Carrot and Ginger Soup, I think you will love this recipe. It packs a big ginger punch with a mild sweetness from the carrots. This is the second last recipe in the Chef’s Notes Hearty Soup Series, and I’m very excited to share it with you. Let’s get right to it.


Carrots

Start with four fairly large carrots. To start, cut the top and bottom off the carrots, then peel them and slice them. The size and width you cut the carrots don’t really matter that much becasue you will purée them. But the bigger you cut them, the longer they will take to cook. In total, you need about four cups of cut carrot.


Other ingredients

The other soup ingredients are one cup of sliced onion, one tablespoon sliced garlic, one tablespoon chopped ginger, one cup of orange juice and four cups of hot water. When I made the soup, I used about two to three tablespoons of ginger which was a bit overpowering. So I lowered the amount in the recipe to one tablespoon. If you like a strong ginger flavour, go with the full two tablespoons. Otherwise, leave it one.


Making The Soup

Warm a medium pot over medium-high heat. Add in a teaspoon or two of oil along with the onion, garlic, and ginger. Cook for three to four minutes or until the onions soften.

Adding the carrots

Add the carrots into the pot along with half a teaspoon of Kosher salt and a quarter teaspoon of black pepper. Cook the carrots for three minutes, then add the orange juice and cook for another three minutes before adding the water. Bring to a boil, turn the heat down to medium-low and cook until the carrots are very tender. This should take fifteen to twenty minutes, depending on how big you cut your carrots.


Purée The Soup

Once the carrots soften, allow the soup to cool slightly for about ten minutes, then pour it into a blender to purée. You can also use an immersion blender to purée if you prefer. When you purée the soup in your blender, be very careful and make sure to vent the lid. If the lid to your blender has a removable piece in the center, take it out and cover the hole with a towel. This will prevent pressure build-up inside your blender, which can cause the lid to fly off and hot soup to go all over you and your kitchen. Purée the soup until it is smooth. You may need to add a little more water to it to get the consistency you want. After the soup is puréed, taste it and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper, then serve.


Carrot and Ginger Soup

A simple and delicious carrot and ginger soup recipe that you will love.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: Carrot Ginger, hearty soup series, Soup
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Chef Ben Kelly

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup sliced onion
  • 1 tbsp sliced garlic
  • 1 tbsp sliced ginger 2 tbsp for a stronger ginger flavour
  • 4 cups carrot peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 4 cups hot water

Instructions

  • Warm a medium pot over medium-high heat. Add the oil, onion, ginger, and garlic and sauté for 3 minutes or until the onions start to soften.
  • Add the carrots, salt, and pepper and cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Pour the orange juice into the pot, cook for 3 more minutes.
  • Add the water, bring to a boil, turn the heat to medium-low and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the carrots are tender.
  • Purée the soup in a blender until smooth. Adjust the consistency with a little water if needed.
  • Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper and serve.
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The Wrap Up

As I said in the intro to this post, if you love carrot and ginger soup, I think you are really going to like this recipe. But, don’t take my word for it. Make it for yourself and let me know what you think.

I can finally announce that I have written a cookbook. It’s called the 5-Ingredient Cookbook for men (of course, it is for everyone). It officially goes on sale on March 16th, but you can preorder it now from Amazon in Canada here, and Amazon in the US here.

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