This sweet carrot soup with ginger and brown sugar is a delicious way to eat your veggies and enjoy them! Perfection on a cold night or just to gobble up some vegan goodness, you cannot go wrong with delicious fall flavored spices and a side of dipping bread.
This perfect soup side dish doesn’t take too long to make and is the precursor to the best meal. You wont need to roast your carrots, which saves you a ton of time, and the apples and ginger pair perfectly.
CARROT SOUP GROCERY LIST
This sweet soup with ginger and coriander is an easy to make soup and a great way to bring in the fall to winter months or really feel better after a cold. The carrots and apples blend together so nicely and combined with the brown sugar is such an inviting carrot soup recipe!
Below are the ingredients to make warm carrot soup. Grab a toasty grilled cheese sandwich and dig in! Please scroll to the bottom of the post for a printer friendly version of this with full step by step instructions.
- carrots – baby carrots work best
- chicken broth
- minced garlic
- ground ginger
- half & half
- brown sugar
- ground nutmeg
Roasted Carrot & Ginger Soup
Not only does eating these spices make me instantly feel transformed into fall, but even smelling them can do so! And while most people shove them in cookies, cakes and other awesome fall desserts, there is nothing more comforting than a savory soup recipe to really amp up your taste buds.
Do you need an immersion blender?
This compact little stick will help you create a velvety smooth and creamy soup, no matter what the soup base is made from.
While mashers and blenders are other options to help you create a smooth soup, each has key drawbacks.
The potato masher in general, won’t let your soup get anywhere near as smooth as you’d like.
And pouring boiling soup into a blender jar is a surefire way to end up with some major burns (just ask me how I know).
So, enter the immersion blender.
To use it in your soup preparation, simply turn off the heat and stick your blender into the pot.
Make sure you keep the bottom of the blender under the surface of the soup, or you’ll splatter boiling soup everywhere (ask me how I know).
Using short pulses, blitz your soup till it runs smoothly through the blender and all the lumps are gone. Perfect!
What is an Immersion blender?
If you’re a soup maker (or becoming one) there is one kitchen tool you must have: An Immersion Blender. Aside from soups, they are also great for smoothies, proteins drinks and shakes!
Immersion Blenders for Soup
How to Make Carrot Soup
In a large stock pot, add carrots, chicken broth and garlic. Mix well.
Stir in spices.
Cover stock pot and over medium high heat, bring mixture to a boil.
Add apple and reduce heat to low and cook for 50-60 minutes or until carrots are soft when pierced with a knife.
Remove from heat.
Use a potato masher to mash the carrots and apples. This takes out all the chunks to start and really gets the fruits and vegetables ready for the next step.
Carefully (remember, things are still hot!) use an immersion blender until mixture is completely pureed.
Stir in cream and mix together with blender.
Serve with fresh herbs like chopped parsley if desired.
Looking for another warm soup to make you feel happy inside? Try this Butternut squash soup recipe too!
Complementary Sides for Carrot Soup
The versatile flavors and smooth texture of this soup mean it pairs well with all kinds of main dishes you might prefer.
- Personally, you just can’t go wrong with a simple grilled cheese, crunchy 15 minute Parmesan Garlic Bread or grilled ham and cheese panini. But then, I’m a sucker for dunking.
- I also love this soup paired with a slow cooked beef roast. Add a crunchy green salad with a tangy dressing for a counterbalance of texture and flavor and your entire family will be demanding seconds (thirds?).
- Another pairing option is a thick cut pork chop. I like to carry over the flavors of the soup to the pork by brushing with a bit of the ground ginger mixed with water or oil.
- Need a side for this full meal? Caesar Brussels Sprouts are a perfect compliment to the soup and pork.
Are Carrots OK for Low Carb diets?
Carrots often get a bad rap from low carb diets – unlike green vegetables that contain virtually no sugars, carrots get their sweetness from some natural sugars. However, this doesn’t mean there isn’t a place for carrots in your diet, even if you prefer low carb options.
First, it’s important to know the actual carb and calories in carrots in order to calculate.
- In ½ cup of raw carrot, you’ll get 4 grams of net carbs, 2 grams of fiber, and 26 calories. Raw carrot earns a 35 on the glycemic index.
- In ½ cup of cooked carrot, you’ll get 4 grams of net carbs, 2 grams of fiber and 27 calories, with a 39 on the glycemic index.
- Like other root vegetables, carrots are considerably lower in carbs than low sugar fruits, and the health benefits they offer are remarkable.
Carrot Soup with Apples
- 2 lbs raw carrots
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 large apple - peeled, cored and sliced into small pieces
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup half & half
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- In a large stock pot, add carrots, chicken broth and garlic. Mix well.
- Stir in spices.
- Cover stock pot and over medium high heat, bring mixture to a boil.
- Add apple and reduce heat to low and cook for 50-60 minutes or until carrots are soft when pierced with a knife.
- Remove from heat.
- Use a potato masher to mash the carrots and apples.
- Carefully use an immersion blender until mixture is pureed.
- Stir in cream and mix together with blender.
- Serve with chopped parsley if desired.