Ginger + Lime Carrot Soup

Ginger and lime carrot soupWhen I think of comfort food my mind tends to wander toward pastas and, well, cheese. I forget that soup is oh so comforting too. A big bowl of hot soup paired with thick socks and a new episode of your favorite show is winter night heaven!Lime + ginger carrot soupThis soup has a lot going on, but is still very easy and quick to make. Elsie makes this awesome carrot and ginger juice that is both surprising and interesting. It’s nice when your food surprises you (in a good way). The addition of fresh lime juice really puts this over the top for me. But, then again, I’m a citrus freak.How to make carrot soupGinger + Lime Carrot Soup, serves two to three.

1 lb. carrots, peeled and chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons minced ginger
2 cloves garlic, mined
1/2 small white onion, chopped (if you have a larer onion just use 1/3 of it instead)
2 cups vegetable broth (or chicken stock)
1 lime
salt + pepper
green onions, for garnish
greek yogurt or sour cream for garnish, optional

First peel and chop the carrots, set aside. Mince the ginger, mince the garlic and chop the onion. Heat the olive oil in a medium size pan over medium heat. Cook the ginger, garlic and onion until just softened (2 minutes). Add in the broth and carrots. Continue to cook over medium heat for about 30 minutes, until the carrots have softened.How to make carrot soup Puree the soup. I like to use an immersion blender, but you can also use a blender or food processor. Just be careful when pouring hot liquids.

Once pureed stir in the juice from half the lime. Cut the rest of the lime into wedges so you can squeeze just a little more on before eating. Taste and add salt and/or pepper if you feel it needs it.Carrot soup with ginger and limeTop the hot soup with greek yogurt (or sour cream) and green onions. A grilled cheese sandwich would be pretty good with this too. 🙂 Enjoy! xo. Emma

Note: Omit the dairy topping if you are enjoying this as part of the Weekday Weekend Challenge.

Ginger + Lime Carrot Soup

Servings 3

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons minced ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic mined
  • 1/2 small white onion chopped (if you have a larer onion just use 1/3 of it instead)
  • 2 cups vegetable broth or chicken stock
  • 1 lime
  • salt + pepper
  • green onions for garnish
  • greek yogurt or sour cream for garnish optional

Instructions

  1. First peel and chop the carrots, set aside. Mince the ginger, mince the garlic and chop the onion. Heat the olive oil in a medium size pan over medium heat. Cook the ginger, garlic and onion until just softened (2 minutes). Add in the broth and carrots. Continue to cook over medium heat for about 30 minutes, until the carrots have softened.
  2. Puree the soup. I like to use an immersion blender, but you can also use a blender or food processor. Just be careful when pouring hot liquids.
  3. Once pureed stir in the juice from half the lime. Cut the rest of the lime into wedges so you can squeeze just a little more on before eating. Taste and add salt and/or pepper if you feel it needs it.

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman

  • This soup is delicious. I’ve made it twice already, since I had all the ingredients and I love it!

  • We’re expecting 15cm of snow tonight (yay, Canada!), so this soup sounds like the perfect evening meal. I love carrot soups!

  • My boyfriend and I made this this past weekend! It was delicious. We didn’t garnish with sour cream/greek yogurt or scallions but it was great without them. I’d recommend to others to do the immersion blending in a taller, smaller pot – doesn’t work quite as well in a shallower, larger pot.

  • Mmmm, this looks yummy and creamy. Gingery soup sounds like the perfect remedy for my cold (I am so sick of chicken soup after eating only that for 4 days!)

    xx
    Alex
    http://freshhealthynatural.blogspot.com

  • I’m a teacher – so being able to cook soups in a crook pot would be great. Do you have any of those? I just stumbled upon this site. I love carrot soup – so I’m trying this in my crook pot now – because I need to run errands. Hope it works!

  • I for SURE would love that option! I think I’d test out a lot more of your recipes if I had that!

  • Soooo I saw this yesterday and it looked so fresh and comforting that I had to try it immediately! I made the soup for dinner last night and it was DELICIOUS! My boyfriend really enjoyed it too.

  • Looks so good! I’m definitely trying it this weekend.
    Thanks for sharing vegetarian recipes!

  • This sounds so interest! I never really cared for tomato soup, but now I’m thinking about carrot soup and wondering if I would like it! Thanks for the inspiration!

    xo
    Diana
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  • I would never have thought to do ginger, lime, and carrot together but this sounds really good!
    -Miranda
    www.mirandawritesblog.com

  • This looks delicious! Plus, I have some ginger that needs to be used! Which, by the way, do you find that the ginger stores better in the fridge or freezer? I always hear different things.

    xoxo
    Taylor

    www.welcomehometaylor.com

  • Can’t wait to try this. I love any kind of carrot soup. I always make spiced butternut squash soup with carrots and apples. Here’s the recipe: http://districtandmore.wordpress.com/2013/11/12/butternut-squash-and-apple-soup/

  • This looks so yummy, perfect for this weather! x

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  • i love soup! this recipe is amazing and looks very easy, i can’t wait to try!
    i would like to know how much of water do i need to make it, and how many people can i serve ?
    :))

    thank you girls!

  • That sour cream looks sooo good on it!

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  • Perfect recipe for these cold days and very healthy!

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  • what an interesting combination of flavors!

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  • this looks amazing! I’ve been on a total soup binge lately and this might have to be next on my list

    xxoo,
    nikki

    www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

  • That’s extremely flattering-thank you! It’s a dream of ours to *maybe* get the chance to do a ABM cookbook someday. We’ll see. 🙂
    -Emma

  • Well, that’s really sweet of you. What a good roommate. 🙂
    -Emma

  • Glad to hear there’s interest out there for this kind of option. I see it on lots of cooking related websites I visit but never know if it’s something we should try to add in the future. Thanks for your input!
    -Emma

  • Oh that sounds so refreshing and delicious!

    xo, Juliette Laura
    http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com

  • Emma,

    have you ever thought of maybe writing your own cookbook!???
    that would amazing!!!!

    thats probably THEE only cookbook id ever buy and actually attempt to make stuff from!!

    please tell us you’ve thought of this!!!! (and that its coming in the future!!)

    thanks!!!!
    -les
    lovewhatyouread14.blogspot.com

  • Awwwwww yiss! I’m still totally in soup mode (especially since I’ve got bronchitis right now), and this looks like it would totally hit the spot!

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  • This soup is amazing!
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  • ginger and lime sounds like a marvellous combination. thanks for sharing, emma!
    xx

  • this looks absolutely fantastic!
    would love some for lunch on this cold winter day.

    Molly {Dreams in HD}
    http://www.dreamsinhd.blogspot.com

  • Love this! The high today in Minneapolis is supposed to be -7…so I’m most definitely in the mood for some soup! What a great combination!

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  • Ummmm this looks delicious! I have never made my own soup before, will have to try it!
    For inspiration > http://www.electricsoiree.com

  • Ooo my roommate would LOVE this. She’s obsessed with ginger. Me? Not so much…but I’ll make it anyways. Just because I love her.

    xo Denise
    lovelybohemian.blogspot.com

  • Mmm this sounds delicious and healthy, I think I’m going to try and make this over the weekend if I have chance.

    Rosie x

  • I’m a citrus freak, too. This looks perfect! There is nothing better than a warm bowl of soup in the winter.

  • Oh yum. I got a new blender for Christmas so can’t wait to try making soups! Thanks Emma.

  • This sounds like a perfect soup for that weird weather between Winter and Spring. Plus the lime and ginger will do wonders if you’re a bit rundown! Definitely adding this to my list of recipes to try!

  • Oooh this looks delicious…and healthy! I am a citrus freak too, so I am always down for lime!

  • It would be wonderful if you did some kind of printer-friendly version of of your recipe posts. I love the photo’s and don’t mind taking a device into the kitchen to cook right off the website, but sometimes I would like to share a recipe with someone who will need it “all written down” and just doing a print of the screen means a lot of extra paper/ink. Just a thought!

    I’m doing your “four simple goals” this season and one of them was to Make Soup, so this is perfectly timed for me, can’t wait to try it!

  • This is a very unique recipe! I’m going to share it with my sister, who is obsessed with all things ginger.

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