Roasted Carrot Ginger Soup

Nourishing. Refreshing. Comforting. Delicious.

This soup is the perfect way to end a cold, damp, rainy day. The Ginger was almost an afterthought but I saw so many recipes online that totally recommended it so I decided to go with it. The mild heat from the Ginger complemented the sweetness from the carrots perfectly.

Carrot + Ginger = The best idea ever! 

I didn’t really follow any one recipe but sort of came up with my own variation. Instead of roasting the carrots in the pan with everything else, I decided to roast them in the oven with a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper for that lovely caramelized taste!

Roast carrots

roasted carrots  Broth

Here’s what you need –

  • 2 pounds carrots, peeled and cut in small pieces
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 6 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • Salt and Pepper as per taste

Let’s get cooking –

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place carrots in a large bowl and drizzle olive oil. Toss to coat and add some salt and pepper. Toss again. Spread in a single layer on a cookie sheet and bake, flipping every 15 minutes or so, until tender and browned in spots.
  3. While the carrots are cooking, heat the oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until brown. Add the ginger and the vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and let simmer for five minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. When both the roasted carrots and the broth have cooled somewhat, add the carrots to the broth. Puree the soup in a blender or use an immersion blender directly in the pot. Please make sure your soup has cooled enough before you start blending.
  5. Place pureed soup over medium heat and return to a simmer. Add some thyme and ground cumin. Taste and add additional salt and pepper if desired. Garnish with dried parsley. Serve.

Carrot ginger soup

Quick homemade soups are my new favorite meal! 🙂

p.s. This also makes the perfect detox meal after a week long celebration.

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