Carrot, Turmeric & Ginger Soup


This is a delightfully delicious soup that warms you from the inside out. It has so many great health properties, from the beta carotene  in the carrots, to the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric, and the digestive aid of ginger. These are all wonderful ingredients to incorporate into your diet, and stay healthy during the winter months. You’ll even get a bit of vitamin C from the lime at the end.

But let’s be real, the most important part is that this soup is a huge crowd pleaser for eaters of all ages! :) It’s sweet, creamy, flavorful and can easily be made vegan if you choose the coconut milk option. Enjoy and let me know what you think in the comments!

Roasted Carrot, Turmeric, Ginger Soup with Quinoa

Roasted Carrot, Turmeric & Ginger Soup

Yields: 16 cups

Serves: 10-12

Ingredients:

  • 1 large yellow onion

  • 3 small/medium cloves garlic

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

  • 1 inch fresh turmeric root

  • 2-3 inches fresh ginger root

  • 10 carrots

  • 6 cups vegetable broth (low-sodium)

  • 2 teaspoons salt (adjust to your taste)

  • ⅓ cup heavy cream or coconut milk

  • ½ medium lemon or lime

  • Freshly cracked black pepper to taste

    Optional Toppings:

  • Roasted Squash seeds

  • Cilantro

  • Aleppo pepper

  • Plain Greek yogurt

Directions:

Roast Carrots:

Heat oven to 400°F. Place whole carrots on baking sheet. Coat lightly with olive oil and salt. Roast in oven for 25-30 minutes, or until soft and cooked through. Once cooled, cut off the ends and cut carrots into 2 inch pieces.

Soup:

Heat a large saucepan to medium heat. Dice the onion. Add oil to heat up before adding onion. Stir occasionally until transparent. Mince the garlic and add to onion. Saute for 1 minute. Peel the ginger and turmeric root with a spoon. Mince with a knife, or grate them with a micro plane and set aside. Slice the lime in half. Juice the lime and set aside.

Add the turmeric and ginger to pan with onion and garlic. Allow to cook for 1 minute.

Add the chopped, roasted carrots, broth and salt. Raise the heat to bring to a slow boil. Then lower heat to simmer and cover for 15-20 minutes.

Add the coconut milk or cream. Blend with an immersion blender to blend all onion, carrot and liquid together. If soup is too thick, add more broth or water a little at a time until desired consistency. Add the lime and then adjust seasonings to taste. Top with your choice of toppings listed above.


The Empowered Kitchen Tips:

This soup freezes really well and tastes great as leftovers for up to 5 days in the fridge.

If freezing, place in mason jar with 1 inch of empty space left at the top and the lid slightly off. Once frozen you can tighten the lid well to prevent freezer burn. Label with kind of soup and the date. Best used within 3 months.