Carrot Ginger Soup

This 7-ingredient carrot ginger soup is one of our favorite recipes for brightening up cold days. Creamy & refreshing, it's a satisfying, cozy meal.

Carrot Soup Recipe with Ginger

If you went to your farmers market over the weekend and came home with a beautiful bunch of carrots, then this carrot soup recipe is for you. They’re the main ingredient in this easy recipe, along with a few staples that you likely already have in your kitchen.

Carrot Soup Recipe Ingredients

This easy soup recipe is just 7 ingredients, and it’s so simple and delicious with no cream, no cashew cream, and no coconut cream (ok just a tad for garnish, but it’s really not necessary). The creamy base of the soup comes purely from the pureed carrots. Here’s what else makes it so darn good:

  1. Ginger adds a lovely freshness and plays well with the carrots’ sweetness.
  2. Onion and garlic give it depth of flavor.
  3. Extra-virgin olive oil adds richness.
  4. Apple cider vinegar makes it bright & tangy.
  5. And veggie broth gets the blender moving and ties it all together.

Season to taste with salt and pepper, and add a bit of maple to sweeten it up, if you wish. That’s it!

Carrot Ginger Soup Serving Suggestions

I made this carrot soup a full meal by serving it with a simple massaged kale salad made of leftover brown rice, a few carrot curls, dried cranberries, a drizzle of olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. I also smashed some avocado on toast and topped it with dollops of pesto. It would be excellent with herbed farro as well. For more salad inspiration, check out this post. 

The soup is great on its own, but it’s extra tasty with scoops of pesto that I made out of the carrot tops. I’ve made carrot top pesto before, but this is the first time I’ve made it with only the carrot greens and no other herbs. Because who has basil this time of year?

Like most soups, this carrot soup keeps well in the fridge for a few days, so it would be a great make-ahead Thanksgiving starter or weekday lunch. See this post for my best meal prep tips and this one for more lunch ideas.

Carrot Ginger Soup

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Carrot Soup Recipe with Ginger

rate this recipe:
4.97 from 455 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 46 minutes
Serves 3 to 4
This easy 7-ingredient carrot ginger soup is great for warming up on cold nights. With a luscious creamy texture from the blended carrots, it's totally vegan - no dairy or nuts required!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1 pound carrots, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup, optional
  • coconut milk for garnish, optional

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions, salt and pepper and cook until softened, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Add the smashed garlic cloves (they’ll get blended later) and carrots to the pot and cook 8 minutes more, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in the ginger, apple cider vinegar, and broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Let cool slightly and transfer to a blender. Blend until smooth. If your soup is too thick, add a little water. If you would like your soup a little sweeter, add the maple syrup.
  • Serve with a drizzle of coconut milk, if desired.

 

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  1. Lorna
    08.10.2023

    5 stars
    Delicious Soup!!! Made it with low salt organic chicken broth because I didn’t have veggie broth.. I didn’t add coconut milk or maple syrup or add any toppings but did add an extra 8 oz. of broth. I was skeptical about adding the vinegar, but I did and it kicked it up a notch. Blended it in my Vitamix and it was so creamy and light. Next time I will make a double batch. Thanks for this simple recipe that is still so yummy! Will be browsing you site for more recipes and perhaps a cookbook, too.

    • Phoebe Moore (L&L Recipe Developer)
      08.11.2023

      Hi Lorna, I’m so glad you loved the soup!

  2. Amy Thurman
    07.30.2023

    5 stars
    Easy to make.
    Savory. Turned out fantastic.

  3. Sharona
    07.01.2023

    4 stars
    Great and easy to make. I doubled the recipe, and shared half with a friend.

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      07.03.2023

      I’m so glad you loved it!

  4. Luna Fleig
    06.11.2023

    5 stars
    I’m making this right now for my sister .
    She just got out of the hospital because she had neck surgery.

  5. Brian
    06.03.2023

    Excellent recipe. Made it for my husband who just had wisdom teeth pulled. The amount of onion and garlic made it a little spicy for him, so we added 2/3 cup cream and it’s smooth and perfect

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      06.06.2023

      Hi Brian, I’m so glad he enjoyed it!

  6. Netsanet
    05.13.2023

    5 stars
    Thanks for sharing this easy and delicious recipe. I made my own stock from garden herbs and added some hot pepper sauce.

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      05.13.2023

      I’m so glad you loved it!

  7. Deborah
    05.05.2023

    5 stars
    My daughter and I really enjoyed this soup. I used chicken broth instead of veggie broth and did not add the maple syrup. It was very tasty.

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      05.09.2023

      I’m so glad you loved it!

  8. Stella
    05.03.2023

    How long does this Normally keep? The recipe is wonderful and so delicious by the way!!

    • Phoebe Moore (L&L Recipe Developer)
      05.05.2023

      Hi Stella, it will keep in the fridge for about 5 days. You can also freeze it for up to 3 months. So glad you love it!

  9. Dee vine
    05.01.2023

    5 stars
    I did t use onion but added half a sweet potato, cup of red lentils and extra water ( 3 cups).
    Very flavorsome and moorish soup ❤️🍲

    • Phoebe Moore (L&L Recipe Developer)
      05.01.2023

      I’m so glad you loved the soup!

  10. Jen
    04.13.2023

    5 stars
    So tasty and easy! I’ll definitely make this again . I didn’t add any extras and liked the consistency with the amount of broth added. I like the portion size for a few lunches.

    • Phoebe Moore (L&L Recipe Developer)
      04.14.2023

      I’m so glad you loved the soup!

  11. Denise Craig
    03.31.2023

    What about the orange juice? Do you sub it in place of the apple cider?

    • Phoebe Moore (L&L Recipe Developer)
      03.31.2023

      Hi Denise, good catch! The mention of orange juice was leftover from an older version of this recipe.

  12. Deb
    03.23.2023

    I love this soup! Have made it several times for guests, doubled the ginger, and doubled the whole recipe. As with most soups, it is even better the second day.

    • Phoebe Moore (L&L Recipe Developer)
      03.23.2023

      Hi Deb, I’m so glad you love it!

  13. Lynn
    03.23.2023

    I think I will serve as a cold soup!

  14. Christina
    03.13.2023

    I don’t have onion, can I still make this recipe or will it not taste as good?

    • Crissy
      04.20.2023

      5 stars
      Go buy an onion 🙂 its less than $1 and I promise you wont regret it!

  15. Regitze
    03.09.2023

    5 stars
    I loved it. The only thing I think it lacked was chilli, but that’s probably because I love the heat! Also I had some cheesy bread on the side and slices of chicken on top for some protein. Simply marvelous (and cheap)

    • Phoebe Moore (L&L Recipe Developer)
      03.10.2023

      So glad you loved it!

  16. Rose
    03.01.2023

    5 stars
    This was really tasty. And quite simple to make — it took about 10 min. of prep, most of which I could do while the onions were cooking. I just wish there was more of it — the base recipe made 2 bowls. Next time, I’ll double it so I can enjoy leftovers the next day.

    • Phoebe Moore (L&L Recipe Developer)
      03.03.2023

      Hi Rose, I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe!

  17. Amy
    02.06.2023

    This is the best soup I’ve ever made! I tried it because I happened to have all the ingredients on hand. I was surprised how delicious it is. I’ll be making this for pot lucks and parties for sure!
    -Amy

  18. Shay-Lynn
    01.13.2023

    5 stars
    I made this for my older brothers who never finish their vegetables and they gobbled this up so quickly! I’ve been craving it for the past week so I made sure to pick up extra carrots, can’t wait for dinner tonight

    • Phoebe Moore (L&L Recipe Developer)
      01.13.2023

      I’m so glad you’re all loving the soup!

  19. Nie
    01.11.2023

    5 stars
    Tried this recipe last night. I added one less garlic clove and almost doubled the ginger ( because I just Can’t have enough ginger in everything) but still turned out Amazing! Thank you!

    • Phoebe Moore (L&L Recipe Developer)
      01.13.2023

      So glad you loved the soup!

    • AV
      01.25.2023

      5 stars
      Ahhhmazing! Followed the instructions to the T tho I used chicken broth instead because I didn’t have the vegetable broth. Easy, delicious, very well balanced!

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