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Vegan Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe – Easy, Delicious, And Vegan

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Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of our Vegan Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe , a delightful harmony of sweet carrots and zesty ginger that dance on your palate with every spoonful. This sunshine-hued soup is a testament to the beauty of simplicity, blending smooth, creamy carrots with the fiery warmth of ginger to create a nourishing, flavor-packed delight. With a touch of coconut milk for richness and a sprinkle of fresh herbs for brightness, this soup is a heartwarming hug in a bowl!

You know that moment when your heart embraces the delicate whisper of autumn, and you begin to crave something that not only warms your belly but also nourishes your soul? This is where our star of the day, vegan carrot ginger soup, comes into play. 

vegan carrot ginger soup

This aromatic symphony showcases the vibrant dance of golden carrots and spirited ginger grown from the humble roots of my kitchen. Together, they infuse an enchanting sunset-orange hue into the dish that not only tickles your aesthetic senses but also promises a savory joyride for your taste buds. 

It’s more than a mere soup; it’s my canvas where the earthy sweetness of carrots waltzes with the zesty punch of ginger, a culinary ballet to experience your new comfort-food favorite.

What Is A Vegan Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe?

This carrot ginger soup is a delectable and nourishing concoction that combines the natural sweetness of carrots with the spicy warmth of ginger.

This recipe uses wholesome, plant-based ingredients, making it perfect for those following a vegan lifestyle. 

The blend of fragrant spices, herbs, and velvety coconut milk adds to the creamy texture, and the overall flavor profile is so rich and comforting that it elevates this dish beyond a typical soup.

It’s a healthy treat, offering taste and nutrition in a single bowl.

vegan carrot ginger soup

Can You Vary The Soup With Other Ingredients?

The vegan carrot ginger soup is highly adaptable and can be tweaked to suit various dietary preferences:

  • Keto-friendly Substitute agave nectar with a keto-approved sweetener like stevia or erythritol. Swap the rice for a smaller quantity of riced cauliflower to lower the carb count.
  • Paleo This recipe is inherently Paleo-friendly. Just replace the rice with cauliflower rice and use honey or maple syrup instead of the agave nectar.
  • Gluten-free This soup is naturally gluten-free, making it a great choice for those avoiding gluten.
  • Whole30 To make it Whole30 compliant, omit the rice and agave nectar. Add extra veggies like celery or spinach for additional nutritional value.
  • Vegetarian The soup is inherently vegetarian. If you’d like protein, consider adding cooked chickpeas or lentils.
  • Vegan The original recipe is vegan, but if you want to mix it up, add some cubed tofu for additional protein.
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Recipe Directions 

  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven or heavy pot on medium heat. Add onions and carrots, stirring until translucent. Stir in ginger, garlic, vadouvan/curry powder, and coriander for 30 seconds.
  2. Incorporate rice, orange juice, and water. Bring to a boil, then simmer uncovered until carrots are soft and rice is cooked.
  3. Blend the soup until smooth using a blender or immersion blender. Adjust consistency with more orange juice if needed.
  4. Stir in agave nectar, adjusting to taste based on carrot sweetness. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Garnish with pepitas or parsley. Serve hot.
  6. Additional options: Top with roasted chickpeas or crumbled tofu for crunch/protein. Pair with crusty bread or a hearty salad for a complete meal.
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Variations, Add-Ons, And Toppings 

The beauty of the vegan carrot ginger soup is its versatility. Here are a few variations, add-ons, and toppings you might want to consider:

Variations

  • Creamier Soup: Add a can of coconut milk for a tropical twist and creamier texture. This enriches the flavor and adds healthy fats in the soup.
  • Spicier Soup: If you enjoy a spicy kick, add chopped jalapeno or a dash of cayenne pepper with other spices.
  • Protein Boost: Add cooked lentils, chickpeas, or tofu for a protein boost. They blend nicely, enhancing its nutritional value without altering the taste too much.

Add-Ons

  • Vegetable Medley: Feel free to add celery, sweet potatoes, or squash veggies. They will blend well and add to the nutritional profile.
  • Grains: For a heartier soup, adding cooked quinoa or farro can give a pleasing texture and make the soup more filling.

Toppings

  • Herbs: Freshly chopped herbs like cilantro or dill can add an aromatic touch.
  • Croutons: For a crunchy element, consider homemade croutons. If you’re maintaining a gluten-free diet, ensure your bread is gluten-free.
  • Nuts and Seeds: Sprinkle on some sunflower seeds, chopped walnuts, or almonds for a nutritional punch and added crunch.
  • Drizzles: A drizzle of coconut cream, olive oil, or even a squeeze of fresh lime juice can add another layer of flavor.
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Can I Make Soup In A Slow Cooker Or Instant Pot?

The vegan ginger carrot soup recipe is to be prepared in a slow cooker or an Instant Pot. Here’s how:

Slow Cooker

  • Add all the ingredients except the agave nectar, salt, pepper, and garnishes to your slow cooker. Stir to combine.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours until the carrots and rice are tender.
  • Once cooked, use a blender (immersion) to puree the soup directly in the slow cooker or carefully transfer it to a stand blender to puree in batches.
  • Stir in the agave nectar, then taste and season with salt and pepper.
  • Ladle into bowls, garnish as desired, and serve hot.

Instant Pot

  • Set the Instant Pot to the sauté function. Add the olive oil, onion, and carrots, cooking till the onions are translucent.
  • Add the ginger, garlic, vadouvan (or curry powder), and coriander, stirring for 30 seconds between each addition.
  • Add the rice, orange juice, and 3 cups of water.
  • Secure the lid and set the Instant Pot to manual high pressure for 10 minutes.
  • When the cooking time is up, allow the pressure to release for 10 minutes naturally, then manually release any remaining pressure.
  • Carefully remove the lid, use a blender (immersion) to puree the soup, then stir in the agave nectar.
  • Season with salt and pepper, garnish as desired, and serve hot.
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Can I Use Store Bought Broth, Or Should I Make My Own?

You can use store-bought broth in your vegan carrot ginger soup. Using vegetable broth instead of water will add more depth in the soup’s flavor profile.

If you opt for store-bought broth, look for a low-sodium variety to control the dish’s saltiness better. It allows you to control the ingredients and flavor fully. It is a great way to use vegetable scraps like carrot tops, celery ends, and onion skins.

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How To Serve?

Serving soup can be just as much about presentation as taste. Here are some tips for serving your vegan carrot ginger soup in the best possible way:

  • Choose the Right Bowl: Use a clean, wide, shallow bowl to showcase the soup’s vibrant color. A contrasting color, like a white or black bowl, can make the soup stand out.
  • Garnish: Sprinkle your garnish – in this case, pepitas or parsley – over the soup just before serving. This adds visual interest and complements the soup’s flavors. Other options could include a dollop of vegan yogurt or a drizzle of coconut milk for a pop of color and creaminess.
  • Serve with a Side: Consider what you’ll serve with the soup. A slice of crusty bread, a side salad, or a grain dish would complement the soup and make it a more substantial meal.
  • Temperature: Ensure the soup is served hot but not scalding. It’s best to let it rest slightly after cooking before serving.
  • Portion Size: Be mindful of portion size. If the vegan carrot ginger soup is a starter, a smaller portion might be appropriate. If it’s the main dish, a larger serving will be needed.
vegan carrot ginger soup

Perfect Side Dishes

When it comes to complementing a vegan carrot ginger soup, there are several side dishes that can enhance the flavors and create a well-rounded meal. Here are some perfect side dish options:

  • Crusty Bread: Serve slices of crusty bread, such as baguette or sourdough, on the side. It’s great for dipping into the soup and adds a delightful textural contrast.
  • Green Salad: A fresh green salad with a variety of mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and a tangy vinaigrette can provide a refreshing and crunchy element to balance the soup’s creamy texture.
  • Quinoa Salad: Prepare a light and flavorful quinoa salad with ingredients like diced bell peppers, cucumber, scallions, and a citrus-based dressing. The quinoa adds protein and the salad provides a refreshing and nutritious accompaniment.
  • Roasted Vegetables: Roast a medley of seasonal vegetables, such as Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, or sweet potatoes, with some olive oil, salt, and pepper. The caramelized flavors and the slight crispiness of the roasted vegetables can be a great contrast to the soup.
  • Garlic Roasted Chickpeas: Toss canned chickpeas with garlic powder, paprika, salt, and olive oil, then roast them in the oven until crispy. They make a delicious and protein-rich snack that can be served alongside the soup.
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Storage And Make Ahead

  • Store properly: Store leftover vegan carrot ginger soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days.
  • Reheat gently: Reheat the soup on the stovetop over low heat to prevent burning and maintain its creamy texture.
  • Freeze for longer storage: Portion the soup into freezer-safe containers or bags, leaving some space for expansion, and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Make ahead: Prepare the soup in advance and store it in the refrigerator, allowing the flavors to develop even further. Reheat when ready to serve.
  • Garnish before serving: Add fresh herbs, a swirl of coconut milk, or toasted nuts just before serving for extra flavor and texture.
vegan carrot ginger soup

What Can We Do With Leftovers? 

Leftover vegan carrot ginger soup can be used in a variety of creative ways:

  • Reheat and Eat: The simplest option is to reheat and enjoy the soup. The flavors often deepen the next day, making for an even tastier meal.
  • Use as a Sauce: Pureed soup like this can double as a sauce. Consider serving it over grains like rice or quinoa or as a sauce for roasted vegetables or tofu.
  • Transform into a Stew: Add cooked beans, vegetables, or tofu in the soup to transform it into a more substantial stew.
  • Use in a Stir-fry: Stir-fry some vegetables and tofu or tempeh, then add the soup towards the end of cooking as a sauce.
  • Create a Grain Bowl: Use the soup as a flavorful dressing over a grain and vegetable bowl.

TIPS

  • Flavor balance: Adjust ginger and spices to taste; start conservatively and add more if needed.
  • Creamy texture: Blend soup until silky smooth for a luxurious mouthfeel.
  • Fresh ingredients: Use ripe, sweet carrots and fresh ginger for the best flavor.
  • Vegetable broth: Choose a high-quality, flavorful vegetable broth to enhance the soup’s taste.
  • Citrus boost: Add a splash of lemon or orange juice to brighten flavors.
  • Garnish with flair: Top with coconut cream, fresh herbs, or toasted seeds for texture and visual appeal.
Vegan Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe - Easy, Delicious, And Vegan

Vegan Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe – Easy, Delicious, And Vegan

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Course: Soup Recipes
Servings

4

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Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

30

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Calories

200

kcal

Our vegan carrot ginger soup is a vibrant, heart-warming dish that brims with the goodness of fresh carrots, fiery ginger, and aromatic spices. Easy to prepare, this soup is an ode to plant-based simplicity, creating a comforting blend of flavors that soothes the palate and nourishes the body.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp 1 Olive Oil

  • 1 1 Small Onion, Roughly Chopped

  • 1 lb 1 Carrots, Ends Trimmed, Washed And Roughly Chopped

  • 1 Tbsp 1 Grated Fresh Ginger Root

  • 1 1 Large Garlic Clove, Thinly Sliced

  • 2 Tsp 2 Vaudovan (Or Sweet Curry Powder)

  • 1/2 Tsp 1/2 Ground Coriander

  • 1/4 Cup 1/4 Long-Grain White, Brown Or Basmati Rice

  • 1/2 Cup 1/2 Orange Juice

  • 1 Tbsp 1 Agave Nectar (or More To Taste)

  • Kosher Salt (To Taste)

  • Fresh Black Pepper (To Taste)

  • Pepitas Or Chopped Flat-Leaf Pars (For Garnish)

Step-By-Step Directions

  • Prepare The Ingredients: In a small Dutch oven or heavy stock pot, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium heat. Put 1 small, roughly chopped onion and 1 pound of roughly chopped carrots. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, till the onions become translucent.
  • Add Spices: Next, stir in 1 tablespoon of grated fresh ginger root and a thinly sliced large garlic clove. Stir these ingredients for 30 seconds. Now, sprinkle in 2 teaspoons of vadouvan (or sweet curry powder) and half a teaspoon of ground coriander. Stir everything together for another 30 seconds to allow the spices to release their aromas.
  • Add Liquids And Rice: Pour in 1/2 cup of orange juice, followed by 3 cups of water, and add 1/4 cup of your chosen rice. Give everything a good stir.
  • Simmer: Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to let it simmer. Cook it uncovered for about 25 (minutes), or till the carrots become tender when cutted with a knife and the rice is fully cooked.
  • Puree The Soup: Using a blender (immersion), puree the soup until smooth. Be sure to do this carefully to avoid splashes. Transfer the soup in small batches and blend until smooth if you’re using a stand blender.
  • Adjust Consistency: If the soup is thicker than you prefer, add more orange juice until it reaches your desired consistency.
  • Season The Soup: Now, stir in 1 tablespoon of agave nectar. Depending on the sweetness of your carrots, you might not need the full tablespoon. Taste and season the soup with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Garnish And Serve: Finally, ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with a sprinkle of pepitas or chopped flat-leaf parsley. Serve it hot, and enjoy this wholesome, comforting vegan soup.
  • EQUIPMENT LIST
  • Knife And Cutting Board
  • Dutch Oven Or Large Pot
  • Wooden Spoon Or Spatula
  • Measuring Cups And Spoons
  • Immersion Blender Or Stand Blender
  • Ladle

Notes

  • The vegan carrot ginger soup is a warm, comforting dish packed with nutrition and flavor. It’s simple to prepare with pantry-friendly ingredients and versatile enough for modifications. Whether you’re seeking a light lunch or a heartier dinner, this soup caters to various dietary needs while delivering a delicious dining experience.

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