Roasted Carrot and Ginger Soup

Roasted Carrot and Ginger Soup

It's been a while ever since I've wanted to try a roasted carrot and ginger soup. I have it on my list for more than a year but all my sweet treats always went up in front. :) When I received from my mother some carrots from her organic garden I knew that the time has finally come for this carrot soup. A perfect comforting soup for these fall days. 

 

I loved the idea of roasting the carrots and garlic first before making the soup. I was sure it would give a greater taste as to simply boiling them. It does take a bit more time this way, but it all worth it. When roasting in the oven, carrots get a bit caramelized and all the carrot's sweetness is enhanced. The ginger is also making such a good pairing with the carrots. One of the most important things is to use good quality vegetable stock, preferably homemade. Water can not be used instead, it won't get as flavorful. It is definitely a hearty soup that will warm you up in a fall or winter day. It is a light soup that goes well for dinner and even as an appetizer.

 

I roasted some pumpkin and sun flower seeds and also some raw peanuts to go alongside. A bit of crunchy bites always goes so well with a creamy soup. Homemade croutons  are also a good option and of course.. a bit of sour cream, but this is optional if vegetarian of course.

 

It doesn't take too much time to prepare it, but you can roast the carrots and garlic in advance, even a day before, refrigerate and use when needed. Give it a try my friends, you will love it too.


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Spicy Pumpkin Soup
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Lentil Cream Soup
Creamy Sweet Potato Soup

 

Recipe slighted adapted after Leila Dishes

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Ingredients
  • Makes 6 to 8 servings
  • 2 pounds carrots, peeled and cut in smaller pieces
  • 1 medium onion (about 1 cup), chopped
  • 1 head garlic, roasted
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 6 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 425F (220C). In a large bowl place carrots and 2 tbsp of olive oil.  Add salt and pepper and toss to combine.
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  2. Place the carrots in a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Slice the tips off garlic head. Place the garlic in aluminum foil, close and place in the tray. 
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  3. Roast for about 30 minutes.
  4. When carrots and garlic have 5 minutes remaining, heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in a large pot. Add onion, ginger and the rest of the spices. Cook for about 5 minutes until soft. 
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  5. Squeeze the garlic into the pot and add the roasted carrots. Add the vegetable stock, cover and bring to a boil.
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  6. Reduce heat and simmer covered for 30 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and puree using  an immersion blender or a regular blender. Reheat if necessary, season if needed and serve with sour cream, bread croutons or toasted seeds. Refrigerate for up to 5 days.
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Nutrition facts 1 Serving - Calories:170, Fat:8.9g, Saturated Fat:1.2g, Unsaturated Fat:0.0 g, Carbohydrates:21.4g, Sugar:10.1g, Fiber:5.8g, Protein:2.8g, Cholesterol:0 mg, Calories from Fat 80, Sodium 231mg, Potassium 556mg, Vitamin A 506%, Vitamin C 21%, Calcium 6%, Iron 6%, Nutrition Grade A-, daily percent values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
On November 05, 2014 at 08:50 am, mira said...
I love roasted carrots and usually make them for an appetizer! I love the idea of this soup, combining some awesome flavors and textures! It is on my do do list.
On November 07, 2014 at 10:21 pm, Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking said...
I have really been craving carrot and ginger lately but I have only been making juice. This soup looks so much better than my juice and it will warm me up too! Delicious!
On February 25, 2015 at 07:03 am, msg said...
this is really healthy for everyone, every one must try it.

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