Carrot Ginger Soup

29 Mar

My boyfriend raves that this is his favorite soup so far! It might be because it’s made with coconut milk, which is pretty decadent. I like to make this soup in a slow cooker because it’s easy, but you can also sautée the vegetables and then add the remaining ingredients, to cook over a stovetop.

The nutritional info at the bottom of this recipe comes from the label on the can of coconut milk I used, and from

ingredients for carrot soup


1½ pounds carrots, chopped (about 10 carrots)

2 onions, chopped

3 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth

1 14oz can coconut milk

½ cup water

¼ cup orange juice

1½  tsp fresh ginger grated (or ¾  tsp dried)

Spice Blend (see right) or 3 Tbsp curry powder

sea salt to taste

Spice Blend:

1 Tbsp cumin

1½ tsp coriander

1½ tsp turmeric

1 tsp chili powder

½ tsp paprika

⅛ tsp nutmeg

1. Put all ingredients into a slow cooker. Stir.

A monkey and a slow cooker

A monkey and ingredients for carrot ginger soup

2. Cook on LOW for 8-10 hours or HIGH for 4-6 hours.


3. Purée using an immersion blender or regular blender. Serve. Makes about 10 cups.

slow cooker carrot ginger soup

See? I told you this was easy!


Nutrition Information
per 1 cup serving
Calories: 113
Total Fat: 9 g
Saturated Fat: 7.7 g
Sodium: 69 mg
Sugars: 4.9 g
Protein: 1.8 g

Nutritional info is approximate! A big takeaway here though is that the amount of sodium in a bowl of homemade soup is far less than what you’ll find in a store-bought can of soup.

3 Responses to “Carrot Ginger Soup”

  1. Kim S. May 9, 2014 at 9:35 am #

    hi. Have you tried HappyForks’s Analyzer? – It’s more detailed and useful for user in my opinion. I gave up Calorie Count for HappyForks totally…

  2. BusyFoodie May 12, 2014 at 9:03 pm #

    Thanks for the tip! I will try that site next time!


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