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carrot ginger soup with coconut milk

Carrot Ginger Soup with Coconut Milk

Ginger and carrot make a delicious flavor combination in this easy soup recipe.

Course Appetizer, dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine French
Keyword soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 268 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 yellow onions thinly sliced, about 3 cups
  • 1 jalapeno de-seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoons fresh ginger peeled and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced, about 2 teaspoons
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne optional
  • salt
  • 2 lbs carrots peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces, about 2 1/2 cups
  • 4 cups good quality chicken or vegetable stock
  • freshly ground pepper
  • cilantro leaves for garnish
  • lime wedges for serving
  • 1 bunch radish thinly sliced for optional garnish
  • sour cream optional garnish


  1. In dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pan heat 2 tablespoons coconut oil over medium heat. Add onion and pinch of salt. Cook, stirring, for about 5 minutes, or until the onion is lightly browned.

  2. Add jalapeno, ginger, garlic, cumin, turmeric, coriander, and cayenne and cook for one minute more, or just until fragrant. Season generously with salt.

  3. Add carrots, stock, water, and a pinch of salt. Bring mixture to boil. Then turn down the heat and simmer for 20 minutes, or until carrots are tender.

  4. Take pot off the stove and blend soup either in a blender or with an immersion blender. Place pot back on stove and stir 1 can coconut milk and heat soup to desired temperature.

  5. Divide between bowls and season with salt, and freshly ground pepper. Serve with lime wedges, fresh cilantro, and other optional toppings if desired.

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Recipe Notes

This recipe is adapted from the Carrot Ginger soup in NYTimes


Nutrition Facts
Carrot Ginger Soup with Coconut Milk
Amount Per Serving
Calories 268 Calories from Fat 184
% Daily Value*
Fat 20.4g31%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Sodium 596mg26%
Potassium 728mg21%
Carbohydrates 24.3g8%
Fiber 6.1g25%
Sugar 12.5g14%
Protein 3.3g7%
Calcium 74mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.