Spiced Carrot Ginger Soup

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Author Notes: My secrets are orange juice, potato, black mustard seeds, and five spice powder. Trust me, this is not a boring soup! Lots of ginger helps to spice it up even more. If you are watching your weight, it's a great, healthful, flavorful soup that will fill you up with incredibly few calories. Like many soups, it is better the next day, so I recommend making it the day before you would like to serve it. If you prefer a thinner consistency, just add more good-quality vegetable broth.clintonhillbilly

Serves 6

  • 8 carrots
  • 1 medium russet potato
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cubic inches ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon black mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder
  • salt & pepper
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  1. Cut carrots and potato into roughly equal size chunks and boil until tender all the way through.
  2. Meanwhile, chop onions, garlic, and ginger and cook over medium-low heat until onions are translucent and browning.
  3. Add black mustard seeds and turn to high heat for one minute or until seeds start popping.
  4. Puree onions, garlic, mustard seeds, ginger, carrots, and potato in a blender and pour into saucepan.
  5. Add orange juice, broth, five spice powder, and salt and pepper and stir to integrate into soup.
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Tags: can be made ahead, freezes well, serves a crowd, spicy, Vegan, wheat-free

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almost 4 years ago clintonhillbilly

Dr Babs, thanks for the support but I don't know what the gadget it (???)

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almost 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I'll ask dymnyno, thanks.

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almost 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

This sounds totally wonderful.

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over 4 years ago clintonhillbilly

Oops, I totally forgot the vegetable broth! Sorry to anyone who made it and was wondering why it was so thick!

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over 4 years ago clintonhillbilly

Awesome! I usually end up making this soup when I've bought a whole bag of carrots. They used to end up going bad because even if I put them in every salad, I couldn't get through a whole bag myself. But now I just make this soup. It freezes well, so sometimes I make a bunch of it and freeze it in individual containers, and then I have a bowl of soup ready to go anytime.

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over 4 years ago dymnyno

I am on a real carrot thing lately! So...this sounds fantastic. I just bought a gadget that jullienes vegetables and my life has changed. So many vegetables that are ready for my gadget!!!!!

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almost 4 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

What's the gadget, Mary?