A Deliciously Tasty Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe

If there is any soup that screams autumn, it’s Carrot Ginger. With warm flavors and a gorgeous color, this nutritious dish is one that the entire family will love this fall. It could be the perfect pre-game meal before trick or treating, or what hits the spot after a chilly leaf raking session. The best part for us busy soup enthusiasts is that it’s ridiculously easy to make.

The soup originated in France where it was called potage cresy. The soup later became popular in England when it was consumed each August 26th by King Edward the 7th. This was to honor his ancestor, Edward The Dark Prince that led the Battle of Crecy.

Over the years, cultures around the world have added their unique spin on the popular soup. However, the sweet earthiness of the carrots and spicy zing remain what makes this soup so special.

So if you’re looking for a simple yet delicious soup, that’s full of nutrients, have a go with our tasty version.

A Deliciously Tasty Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe

  • Prep Time: 20 to 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total: 55 to 55 minutes
  • Serves: 4


  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 pounds of carrots, scraped and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons of ginger, finely diced
  • 4 cups of low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of fresh lime juice
  • coconut cream (for an optional drizzle)
  • green onions, chopped (garnish)
  • roasted sunflower seeds or roasted pine nuts (garnish)
  • fresh, chopped cilantro (garnish)


1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over a medium heat. Add the onions and sauté for about 2 minutes, or until aromatic.

2. Add the ginger and garlic to the pot and stir for about 1 minute.

3. Place the carrots in the pot and mix well. Stir often for about 3–4 minutes, adding some broth if necessary.

4. Add the broth, cinnamon, bay leaf, salt, and pepper. Mix well and bring to a boil. Then cover and lower the heat to a simmer. Cook for about 25 to 30 minutes, or until the carrots are fork tender.

5. Remove the pot from the heat and take out the bay leaf.

6. With and immersion or conventional blender, work the soup until it’s a nice smooth purée.

7. Ladle into bowls and serve with a drizzle of coconut cream. The green onions, nuts, and cilantro garnishes can be left separately on the table for everyone to help themselves.


  • Try to get carrots with the green tops still attached, as these are the most flavorful.
  • Be sure the carrots are nice and tender before you purée, or else the soup will have chunks.
  • If you’d like your soup a bit creamier, add a bit of coconut milk right before you purée.
  • A few tablespoons of dill can give your soup even more if a sweet earthy flavor.

Nutritional Facts

  • calories: 186
  • carbohydrates: 29 grams
  • protein: 3 grams
  • fat: 8 grams
  • potassium: 799 milligrams
  • fiber: 7 grams
  • sugar: 14 grams
  • vitamin C: 16 milligrams
  • calcium: 92 milligrams

How Long Will Carrot Ginger Soup Last?

Carrot Ginger soup will last 5–7 days in the refrigerator. Like tomato based soups, the carrot may stain plastic containers, so if that bothers you, use glass or plastic baggies. This soup freezes perfectly and will stay fresh for at least 3 months when stored in the freezer.

How Do You Pick The Best Carrots?

The carrots will make or break your soup, so it’s vital to pick the best carrots possible. When choosing, be sure that the color is a bright orange, dull, faded hues mean a lackluster taste. Next, the carrots should be firm, sturdy, and plump. If you can bend them, you don’t want them.

The best carrots come in bunches with their leafy greens still intact. But if the greens have started to turn yellow, steer clear of them. Yellow greens mean that the carrots are older and have lost flavor.

The carrots also should be free of black spots, as that can indicate a number of things, including mold. You’ll want to stick with medium-sized carrots, as they are normally the sweetest.

What Are The Benefits Of Eating Carrot Ginger Soup?

Aside from its obvious tastiness and ability to fill you up, carrot ginger soup is chock-full of health benefits. With less than 200 calories per bowl, and very little fat, it’s not going to pack on the pounds.

The beta-carotene contained in the carrots can give a great immunity boost and help ward off colds and other nasty bacteria. Now couple the carotene with the large amount of vitamin A, and you’ve got a natural skin repair, as well as some healthy vision support.

The garlic acts as a natural antibiotic and anti-inflammatory. Overall, a bowl of carrot ginger soup can ease a sore throat, open up nasal passages, ease stomach upset (especially in pregnant women), and stop diarrhea in its tracks.

What Can You Serve With Carrot Ginger Soup?

If you want to round out your delectable soup into an entire meal, try adding one or more of these delightful dishes.

1. Cheesy Garlic Bread

Kids and adults alike will love this crunchy cheesy combination when added to their soup. It’s an easy oven creation.

2. Coleslaw

A crisp, refreshing bowl of slaw will cool you down if the soup is too hot. Plus you get more carrot goodness.

3. Meatloaf

If you’re looking for a filling protein to go with your carrot ginger soup, nothing hits the spot like good old-fashioned meatloaf.

4. Mac And Cheese

This classic comfort food, delicious as it is, has a simple enough flavor profile that won’t overpower the taste of the soup.

5. Baked Chicken Thighs

Another nice protein that pairs perfectly with this soup are some juicy chicken thighs. Just drizzle some olive oil and add some herbs and spices, then stick them in the oven.

What Are Some Other Delicious Recipes That Combine Carrots And Ginger?

Soup is not the only recipe you can create with the marriage of carrots and ginger, other yummy recipes include:

  • carrot ginger mash (made like mashed potatoes)
  • carrot ginger cookies
  • chewy carrot ginger muffins
  • carrot ginger cheesecake
  • roasted carrots with fresh ginger
  • honey ginger charred carrots
  • carrot ginger rice
  • carrot juice with apple and ginger
  • carrot and ginger stir-fry (with other veggies of your choice)
  • ginger carrot salad dressing

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