Carrot and Ginger Soup Recipe -
Carrot and Ginger Soup Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Carrot and Ginger Soup

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"A recipe a friend gave me, that I've used a couple of times with great success!! Butternut squash, carrots, and ginger each bring a unique quality to this delicious pureed vegetable soup. Absolutely lovely."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    55 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Scoop seeds out of the butternut squash half, and place cut side down onto a greased baking sheet. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until softened. Allow to cool, then scoop the squash flesh out of the skin using a large spoon and set aside. Discard skin.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan or soup pot over medium heat. Add chopped onion and garlic, and cook, stirring until onion is translucent. Pour in the water, and add squash, carrots and ginger. Bring to a boil, and cook for at least 20 minutes, or until carrots and ginger are tender.
  3. Puree the mixture in the blender, or using an immersion blender. Add boiling water if necessary to thin, but bear in mind this is meant to be a thick creamy soup. Return soup to the pan, and heat through. Season with salt, pepper and cinnamon.
  4. Ladle into serving bowls, and pour a thin swirl of cream over the top as a garnish if desired.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 01, 2008

When making this recipe I noticed the 4 cups of water on the list and thought "darnit, I don't have any chicken broth!" I had also read that other viewers had the same inclination to use chicken broth rather than water. So I went ahead and used the water because I didn't want to make a special trip to the store just for that ingredient. I am SO glad I didn't because it didn't need it! The soup was wonderful and flavorful. Some reviews said it was bland but I beg to differ! Also some said the ginger flavor was too over powering. I, again, disagree! I followed the recipe exactly and I am so glad I did! No changes necessary on this one! Thanks for the recipe. I will make it again for sure!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 30, 2006

Very disappointed - all I could taste was the ginger and I didn't even use the entire amount called for. If I did make this again, which I doubt, I would also use ground ginger since ginger does not puree very well. Bits of ginger throughout the soup.

Feb 10, 2006

It was lovely to find a soup with very clean, clear, and simple flavours -- it didn't need more spice, which would have detracted from the individual nuances of the vegetables and the ginger. For those who found it lacking in flavour, make sure that the ingredients used are of highest quality -- organic, fully ripened, rich in colour -- and the difference should be noticable. I must say I liked the thickness, which is easily adjusted for different occasions. A variation I tried and liked: simmer the squash intead of baking it, and add the cooking liquid to the soup instead of plain water; add 2 cups thoroughly cooked red split lentels; add a dash of nutmeg and a dash of gharam masala; and a touch of fresh lemon zest.

Nov 03, 2005

Loved this recipe! I did however as suggested in some of the reviews use chicken broth instead of water and I used low fat sour cream( 1 tablespoon) to make the soup creamy. I will make this again

Feb 21, 2008

I've made this four times now and each time has been a success. Very tasty and easy! To enrich the soup use clarified butter instead of evoo and use quality chicken stock instead of water. To mellow out the ginger, try leaving it in large slices and then removing about half before the final puree. I've taken to using white pepper instead of black, this adds to the flavor and appearance - no little black specs floating around. I've also increased the cinnamon but . . . add slowly and stir well to bring the flavor up. It should be a quiet after thought on the palate not the first introduction.

Jul 08, 2007

I love this soup. I added a teaspoon of orange zest, the juice of one orange and doubled the amount of ginger. My ten month old couldn't get enough of it either.

Oct 17, 2005

This is definately a "ginger lovers" soup. I enjoyed it but am not certain I would confidently serve it to company unless I knew they liked ginger also. I ended up adding the other half of the squash and added one can of chicken broth to thin the soup out and give the soup more depth and flavor and without the additional liquid it was too thick. I too needed to add lots of salt and about a teaspoon of sugar (I guess my carrots and squash weren't too sweet). The cream definately added another dimension and the taste was wonderful with it.

Sep 28, 2006

I agree with bananafish below -- this was a delicious soup with delicate yet vibrant flavors! I added a small amount of chopped fresh sage to this soup and it was a nice, compatible addition. Also, I crushed the soup with a potato masher rather than blending it in a processor, and I think this chunky soft texture was perfect. Delicious!


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  • Calories
  • 246 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.8 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 12.8 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 6.9 g
  • 28%
  • Protein
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 172 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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