Fresh Ginger Carrot Soup Recipe
A Beautiful Blend of Carrots,
Fresh Ginger, 
and Splashes of Sherry…

Fresh Ginger Carrot Soup Recipe


This carrot soup recipe features bright orange carrots, fresh ginger, and splashes of sherry puréed together with a delicious homemade chicken stock.

Each serving, a profusion of rich orange, is garnished with a dollop of smooth sour cream mixed with honey and fresh thyme.


Carrots are full of health-supporting nutrients which help keep one’s body working at its best and give it a strong defense against disease. (More about this wonderful vegetable follows the recipe below.)

May the romance of soup making bless your love nest with warmth.



Fresh carrots


Print PDF

Ingredients for Fresh Ginger Carrot Soup Recipe

1 tablespoon vegetable oil 

1 medium yellow onion, peeled and chopped

1 pound fresh carrots, peeled and chopped

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

2 teaspoons fresh ginger, peeled and minced

1 large clove garlic, peeled and minced

1/4 cup dry sherry

3 cups chicken stock, homemade preferred (chicken stock recipe)

3/4 cup sour cream

1/2 teaspoon honey

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped

1/4 cup pine nuts

Halen Môn flake salt or sel gris (French grey sea salt) - optional




Directions for Fresh Ginger Carrot Soup Recipe


1. Sauté: In a Dutch oven heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add chopped onion, carrots, and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until vegetables have begun to soften; stir often.

2. Add: Add the minced ginger and garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring to prevent burning. 

3. Deglaze: Add 1/4 cup dry sherry. Cook stirring constantly for about 1 minute. 

4. Add: Pour in 3 cups of quality chicken stock. Bring to a boil and immediately reduce to a simmer. 

5. Simmer: Simmer 8-10 minutes or until carrots are tender.


As you wait for the soup to simmer…

   A. Prepare: In a small bowl, prepare sour cream garnish. Combine sour cream, honey, black pepper, and chopped thyme leaves.

   B. Toast: Over medium high heat, lightly toast 1/4 cup pine nuts in a small shallow pan. Be careful not to burn.


6. Purée: When carrots are tender and simmering is complete, remove pan from burner. Using a hand-held immersion blender, purée mixture until smooth. 

7. Garnish: Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with sour cream mixture and toasted pine nuts. 

8. Just before serving, finish with sprinkles of Halen Môn flake salt or sel gris sea salt. (Adding finishing salt to this carrot soup recipe is optional, but delicious.)

Serves 4



Carrots Support Good Health and Well-Being


The health-promoting properties in carrots help support the good way we look and feel.

They contain vitamins necessary for maintaining healthy skin, strong bones, and clear vision. As a good source of fiber, they help make us feel full and keep our digestive system happy.

We can also rely on carrots to help us fight infections and reduce our risk of many diseases, including certain types of cancer.

And with improved health comes an increase in energy and a sense of well-being.




Nourishing Us for Centuries


Carrots have been helping people around the world stay healthy and well-nourished for centuries.

In fact, according to foodtimeline.org, traces of carrot seed dating from prehistoric time have been found in Switzerland.

But the earliest clear description of the carrot enjoyed as a root, and not just for its fragrance, dates from the 12th century.


Carrots made the trip to the New World with European voyagers.

The struggling colonists of Jamestown, Virginia and the Pilgrims in Massachusetts all relied on the nutrition of carrots.

And today, these crunchy, sweet roots are still providing us with their health-supporting goodness and reign as one of our most popular vegetables.




To enjoy other sunlit selections like this carrot soup recipe click here - vegetable soup recipes. Try these too...



Bibliography

"Carrots for Valuable Vitamin A." Aggie Horticulture. Accessed April 23, 2016. http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/plantanswers/publications/vegetabletravelers/carrot.html.


"The Food Timeline: Cake History Notes." Food Timeline: Food History Research Service. Accessed April 23, 2016. http://www.foodtimeline.org/foodcakes.html#carrots.


"Guide to Eating More Vegetables: Carrots." University of Arizona, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cooperative Extension. Accessed April 23, 2016. https://extension.arizona.edu/sites/extension.arizona.edu/files/pubs/az1684-2015.pdf.


Lucier, Gary, and Biing-Hwan Lin. "Factors Affecting Carrot Consumption in the United States." United States Department of Agriculture. Accessed April 23, 2016. http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/198875/vgs31901_1_.pdf.




  1. Home
  2.  ›
  3. Delectable Vegetable Soups
  4.  ›
  5. Fresh Ginger Carrot


Sign Up for My Free Newsletter: SoupSoFine and Cozy



Recent Articles

  1. Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe for the Slow Cooker

    Aug 15, 18 01:10 PM

    This chicken tortilla soup recipe for the slow cooker is filled with tender bites of shredded chicken, yellow corn, and zesty enchilada sauce. It’s easy to make and gluten-free. Top each serving with…

    Read More

  2. Lemon Chicken Chickpea Soup for the Slow Cooker

    Aug 08, 18 03:30 PM

    This Mediterranean-inspired chickpea soup combines the protein-rich goodness of chicken and chickpeas with the delightful flavors of lemon, garlic, and onions. Plus, it’s gluten-free and ready for the…

    Read More

  3. Slow Cooker Beer Cheese Soup Recipe

    Jul 18, 18 04:31 PM

    This beer cheese soup recipe for the slow cooker is creamy, delicious and gluten-free. Made with lots of sharp Cheddar cheese, Russet potatoes, and a bottle of your favorite beer - it 's a fantastic f…

    Read More