Sunday, September 29, 2013

Gingered Carrot Soup

   
     Pumpkins, carrots, sweet potatoes, winter squash- it's hard to even see them without thinking of crisp chilly nights, crunchy leaves, flaming bonfires and steaming apple cider. Orange food just seems right for fall, doesn't it?
     A big bag of carrots in my vegetable bin inspired this colorful bowl of comfort for supper the other night. Carrots, sweet nuggets of goodness packed with beta-carotene and vitamin A, make this soup a fabulous choice for those chilly fall nights. (And it's not so shabby for lunch either!)

Carrot Ginger Soup
Ingredients
1 Tablespoon butter
1 Tablespoon coconut oil
2 lbs. carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped (the smaller you chop them, the quicker they cook)
1 large sweet onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, smashed
1 teaspoon curry powder
a few sprigs of thyme
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt (or to taste)
2 tablespoons minced or grated ginger (If you freeze your ginger root, then it's really easy to grate with a microplane grater.)
1 quart chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions
Gently saute onion and garlic in the butter and oil. Add carrots, thyme, ginger, curry powder, salt and chicken broth.
Simmer (covered) until carrots are tender. The length of time this takes varies, depending on your carrots and how large your carrot chunks are.
Remove sprigs of thyme and blend with an immersion or regular blender. (My immersion blender leaves the soup with a little more texture, and the regular blender makes it silky smooth. Be very careful with hot soup in a regular blender. Leave the vent lid open!)
Season to taste with freshly ground pepper.

34 comments:

  1. I would love one large bowl for my dinner! The soup looks super!

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  2. Comfort food deluxe! I usually put a whole bunch of carrots in the broth when I make chicken stock. I think I could adapt this just a bit and use all those carrots to make this soup.

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  3. Terrific soup, Betty! I love the addition of thyme...perfection!!!

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  4. I need a cup of this soup Betty! :D I have a sore throat and the ginger and carrots would be fantastic!

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  5. I would have to make this recipe! It looks delicious!

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  6. What a pretty color. A perfect soup for fall.

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  7. Yes to orange food for fall! Your soup fits perfectly into a chilly cooler day ;) welcome back to blogging ;)

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  8. ginger is slowly gaining ground on cinnamon as my favorite spice, and i think it sounds perfect in a soup like this!

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  9. What a fabulous combo in your soup! Spells fall exactly. And I am in a coconut oil and coconut flour craze right now...nice to have one more recipe to try!

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  10. This soup looks warm and perfect for your current fall... It has been a cold, rainy and windy Spring for us this year and I like to have this comforting soup too :D

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  11. Sounds yummy for the cold days that are ahead here in Colorado!
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  12. Such a comforting bowl of soup! It is raining very heavily right now, and would love to have a bowl of this soup. Looks very delicious!

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  13. I definitely can't get enough soup these days! The carrot ginger flavor combo is classic.

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  14. I love carrots, in fact I have carrot juice every single morning. I often make squash soup with curry so this sounds similar, but I'll have to try this next time instead. Looks yummy!

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  15. I love carrots, in fact I have carrot juice every single morning. I often make squash soup with curry so this sounds similar, but I'll have to try this next time instead. Looks yummy!

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  16. What a beautiful and delicious looking soup. I'm going to the farmers' market this morning and will get some sweet carrots just for this recipe. It's definitely fall and soup weather here in the Northwest.

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  17. What a beautiful and delicious looking soup. I'm going to the farmers' market this morning and will get some sweet carrots just for this recipe. It's definitely fall and soup weather here in the Northwest.

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  18. i can just imagine the natural sweetness that came from the carrots and the squash!

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  19. I never made carrot soup...but I would love to try it...especially with ginger...yum!
    Have a great week Betty :D

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  20. I always enjoy ginger carrot soup and yours look satisfying and comforting!

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  21. Betty, I adore your amazing and rich carrot-ginger soup. Love the addition of the curry, as well. A perfect soup for fall! xo

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  22. I love this kind of spiced veggies soup....
    i think tons of crispy bacon made it perfect for my licking...

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  23. I've made butternut squash soup, but never carrot. Can't imagine why, this looks divine. What would happen if you roasted them first I wonder?

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  24. What a gorgeous bowl of soup, the color is so vibrant.

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  25. I love all these flavors going on in your soup. Sounds comforting and perfect for this colder weather.

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  26. This sounds fabulous! I love that it has ginger in it.

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  27. Ginger carrot soup is one of my cold weather favorites. You've really spiced it up here with the curry, too - bet it is delicious!

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  28. Just wanted to stop by and say thanks again for your kind comments recently :)

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  29. HI Betty! Thanks for the lovely comment on our site! ITs so nice to meet you! We love carrot soup and yours with ginger sounds really amazing, especially the cold weather is now here!

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