Make Ahead

Spiced Carrot Ginger Soup

May 21, 2010
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  • Serves 6
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

What You'll Need
  • 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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Recipe by: clintonhillbilly

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7 Reviews

clintonhillbilly March 2, 2011
Dr Babs, thanks for the support but I don't know what the gadget it (???)
drbabs March 2, 2011
I'll ask dymnyno, thanks.
drbabs March 2, 2011
This sounds totally wonderful.
clintonhillbilly June 10, 2010
Oops, I totally forgot the vegetable broth! Sorry to anyone who made it and was wondering why it was so thick!
clintonhillbilly May 22, 2010
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.
dymnyno May 21, 2010
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!!!!!
drbabs March 2, 2011
What's the gadget, Mary?