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21 Nov, 2011

Will they eat it: Ginger carrot soup

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Recipes and Food

It’s Monday, and a bloody cold one at that. No wonder I’ve been on such a soup kick lately! It’s been my number one craving, especially now that the temperature has fallen a few degrees and my body is slowly entering a state of torpor. (I’ve been craving meatloaf too, but more on that later.)

I recently tried a new carrot-ginger soup recipe. It was a great little kick in the pants (flavour wise that is).

Sorry for the lack of photo.

carrot soup

Mark liked it well enough, and I thought it made a fantastic lunch…  a one-two punch of super sweet carrots and fiery ginger. POW POW! It’s a cannonball of very healthy stuff in a very small bowl.

Sadly, the girls weren’t so keen on this soupy superhero. Oh well. I’m not giving up. I will definitely be making carrot soup again.

I used this recipe at AllRecipes. I was looking for one that didn’t use cream or squash because I didn’t have either of those on on hand. I subbed milk instead of evaporated milk. Next time I might use veggie broth instead of chicken for a lighter flavour.

Let me know if you try this! Do you have a favourite carrot soup recipe? I’d love to hear about it.

9 Responses to "Will they eat it: Ginger carrot soup"

1 | Christina

November 21st, 2011 at 10:39 am


I have the New England Soup Factory cookbook and love its carrot and ginger soup recipe. It does call for heavy cream, but since it is added at the end you could probably sub a lighter cream or a greek yoghurt. In pasta recipes, to avoid using cream, I’ve used 1% milk with a touch of light cream cheese.

2 | Lorrie Douthwright

November 21st, 2011 at 12:09 pm



It’s not carrot, but I tried it for the first time this weekend and loved it! I went for the full fat version but I think you could easily make it lighter.

3 | @amwaters

November 21st, 2011 at 12:13 pm


Miss Fish, I am starting to think we are cooking all the same things lately. My go to carrot soup is one that has been matched with coriander. No cream or milk. I used some of those pretty purple carrots in with the orange ones and I got a really WOW autumn colour. I tend to think we eat with our eyes.


4 | Carrie C

November 21st, 2011 at 12:33 pm


I love love love carrot soup! I don’t use a recipe, but my favorite version of this kind of soup is to slow roast carrots, onions and cauliflower until caramelized. Dump into a pot, add veggie stock and 1 can of coconut milk (regular or low fat) Simmer with some ginger, garam masala, salt and pepper to taste. Puree in blender/food processor or use an immersion blender right in the pot. Serve with a dollop of sour cream or yogurt on top. If I’m feeling really decadent, I add a drizzle of maple syrup on top of the sour cream.

5 | Lorrie Douthwright

November 21st, 2011 at 12:44 pm


I always serve a hot soup at our Babes, Booze and Books group once a month. These recipes will be added to my list! They each sound so different and so yummy!

6 | Judy

November 21st, 2011 at 2:12 pm


I have an awesome curry carrot recipe that calls for no dairy. Super easy! I think it is from the cookbook Simply in Season. I freeze it and the ginger gets more intense when I take it out and defrost it for lunch :)

7 | Scatteredmom

November 21st, 2011 at 11:47 pm


I have a great carrot soup recipe that has chick peas in it. I can send you the recipe, if you like! The initial recipe was kind of bland so I spiced it up with curry and more, but you don’t have to go that route. There’s also no dairy in it-I think.

Email or tweet me your address, and I’ll send it off. :)

8 | andrea

November 22nd, 2011 at 12:16 pm


Thanks all!
I am hankering for another batch and will try some of your suggestions. (CURRY! Eep! Perfect for this time of year!)

9 | Tanya H.

March 5th, 2012 at 8:03 pm


This is my favourite carrot based (easy!) soup: http://vegetarian.about.com/od/soupsstewsandchili/r/carrotcoconut.htm

Sometimes I throw in a blob of peanut butter for a slightly different flavour that my kids love.

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