Get ready to make Carrot Ginger Soup one of your go-to recipes. This soup is the perfect combination of sweet yet hearty. It’s so simple to make, you’ll wonder how you went this long without it being part of your family favorites!
This is one of my tried and true recipes that I’ve been making for years. Long before I was married or had kids, when my best friend and I were living together, this soup was in my weekly recipe rotation. Like many kids who shun their veggies, my friend was hard to cook for. But, much to my surpise, she absolutely loved this naturally sweet soup. Now I make it for my family and they love it just as much as she did!
What You Need for Carrot Ginger Soup
Not only is this recipe addicting to eat, but it’s made by only using a few super healthy ingredients. Most of which you may already have on hand. Here’s what you need to make your new favorite soup:
- Carrots: One of the key nutrients in carrots is beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant that the body converts into vitamin A, which is essential for maintaining healthy vision, as well as for the growth and development of cells in the body.
- Ginger: Ginger has long been used in traditional medicine to help with a variety of ailments, including nausea, sore throat, and even headaches. It is also well known for its anti-inflammatory properties.
- Onion: Adding an onion in this recipe gives this soup a rich umami flavor and a slight sweetness that takes it to the next-level.
- Vegetable Stock: I use vegetable stock in this recipe so that it can be vegetarian, but if you have no preference, chicken stock works great too!
More Simple Soup Recipes
- Crock Pot Black Bean Soup
- Broccoli Soup
- Spiced Carrot Cauliflower Soup
- Roast Vegetable Soup
- Butternut Squash and Apple Soup
Nutritious, delicious and heart warming, hopefully this Carrot Ginger Soup will be in your weekly rotation all winter long! Let me know in the comments what you think or tag me on social media if you make this one!
Carrot Ginger Soup
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 small yellow onion, diced
- 1 16 ounce bag baby carrots
- 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 32 ounce box low sodium vegetable stock (you could also use low sodium chicken stock if you don't need this to be vegetarian)
- Heat the oil in a stock pot over medium heat and sauté the onion for 4-5 minutes or until translucent.
- Add the stock, ginger, carrots and salt, bring the liquid to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook for 15-20 minutes or until carrots are fork tender.
- Puree the soup using a hand blender or in a blender until creamy and smooth.
- Serve topped with a dollop of yogurt, sour cream or crème fraiche if desired.
I loved the soup!!! My 22 mo old not so much:/ this was my first time giving him ginger… Should I reduce the amount to 1TBSP ?
I like it cold or hot!
Hi! Is this good cold?
This was fantastic. I had maroon carrots, so the color was so beautiful!
Made this this past week, and it was delightful. I used dried ginger powder (less expensive…) and used about 2tsp, and it worked out well.
Yes it can 🙂 – You can use a food processor but I would recommend you do it in batches because it will be hot and might splatter.
How about a food processor? And can this be freezed in the covered ice trays?
Can this be made in the crockpot?
yes you can 🙂
So can you make this in the Vitamix? I’ve tried to make carrot juice before in it and it turned out horrible but not cooked carrots.
I think it’s okay…kids not having it. 19 month old would barely try it. Almost 5 yr old ‘momma, i only like how it looks’ 😉 oh well…
I really liked it and so did one of my four kids, but three didn’t despite the fact they generally like carrots. I did decrease the ginger to 1 Tbsp. as many suggested and it didn’t have enough kick, so probably if I make it again, I will use the full amount of ginger recommended.
Just wanted to say this is an absolutely delicious soup! It will definitely now be a regular in my meal rotation!
Loved this one! I am not a big fan of carrots, but really enjoyed this. Thank you!
This is seriously SOOO good! I also used half the amount of ginger, but this was *just right* for me! I am planning to make ginger carrots as a side dish, using this recipe – minus the blending. Then I can blend the leftovers for a different dish! Double duty! 🙂 YUM!
2 Tablespoons of fresh ginger was overwhelming for us, will try just 1 Tablespoon next time, otherwise, a wonderful way to eat carrots!!
Ginger can be kept in the freezer… It is an easy way to have it on hand when you need it .
When a recipe calls for 1 tsp of fresh ginger, put 1/2 tsp of ground ginger since ground ginger is more stronger in flavor than fresh.
I never have ginger around, but I do have ground ginger in my pantry. I think I threw in about 2 tsp.’s cuz I wasn’t sure how much to use…I figured less than fresh chopped. It was still a bit too much I think and my daughter and I both thought it was too spicy. 🙁 Thoughts on how much to try next time?
Super yummy!!! DS loved it!!!
This is delicious, but I might use a tad less ginger next time. My girls thought it was a little “spicy.” We added sour cream and some pepitas for crunch and protein. Yum!
They are both the same but different although they taste the same. Stock is make with bones and broth is made with the meat 🙂
Probably a super dumb question, but is stock the same as broth? Thanks!
It’s true that baby carrots are typically washed in a chlorine-and-water solution before packaging (as are other ready-to-eat fresh vegetable products) but they’re not soaked in it, and they are rinsed in potable water. The point of the chlorinated water is to protect consumers’ health by reducing bacteria that could cause foodborne illnesses.
you can but fresh ginger tastes a lot better with this recipe since ginger is one of the star ingredients. I would use 1 Tbsp of ground ginger in this recipe since ground ginger is stronger in flavor.
Could dried ginger powder be used if I don’t have fresh ginger?
The baby carrots are not a great choice as they are soaked in chlorine.
Just use a pound of regular carrots. I think she was just trying to make the recipe super easy for busy moms.
What about regular carrots? They are cheaper and I hears they’re healthier. Thoughts?
I logged on to make the eggplant burgers but came across this soup and made it instead. Simple and yummy. Thanks!
Great way to use up the baby carrots that languish in the crisper at the end of the week!
I added it with the carrots. It was so delicious and as always easy to prepare.
I am adding this to my recipes to try list! When do you add the ginger?
the ginger is added with the stock and carrots.
hi lovely recipe but you have not used the Ginger