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By: Enrique Gili on Dec. 16, 2013, 12:47 p.m.
Carrot Ginger Soup

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Carrot Ginger Soup

An easy starter soup that often encourages a race to the bottom of the bowl as diners compete for seconds.

Prep time: 20 minutes  

Total time: 70 minutes 

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Carrot Ginger Soup


  • 3 tbs. butter
  • 2 lbs. organic carrots, trimmed and chopped
  • 1 medium-sized yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 medium-sized russet potato, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup whole or 2% milk
  • 1 cup plain yogurt, divided
  • Sriracha sauce, optional
  1. Melt butter in stockpot over medium heat. Add carrots, onion, potato, and garlic and ginger. Cover and cook until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. Add Kosher salt, black pepper, and ground cumin and then stir for about 1 minute. Add broth and milk. Bring to a low boil, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat to cool, about 15 minutes.
  2. When the soup has cooled. Transfer to blender, puree in two or three batches. Return to stove and reheat. Serve hot adding a dollop of yogurt to each bowl.