Carrot Ginger Comfort Soup Recipe
Carrot Ginger Soup in a mug
This is my fast and easy version of a delicious healthy carrot ginger soup. To say that this carrot ginger soup is fast and easy to make, is an understatement.
I'm starting to come down with a sore throat and a cold. I was feeling chilly, so, I wanted something hot to eat that could be made quickly. I had some sweet organic carrots in the fridge and a peice of fresh ginger. I made the two ingredients into a quick soup that turned out to be surprisingly delicious. It is gluten free, fat free, low calorie, and vegan and the color is bright and appealing.
I liked the soup so much, I ate two large bowls.
What was so great about this soup?
It was soothing- It's the kind of soup you could eat when your sick, like a comfort soup.
It was light but filling.
It tasted great
It took under 10 minutes to make
It's made with two healthy ingredients ( carrots and fresh ginger)
It could be topped with Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream for an extra special boost
Carrots are good for you, full of beta carotene and antioxidants
Ginger has many health giving benefits as well
It was good enough to serve to company- really
It could be served chilled in the summer-yum
It is salt free- know anyone on a low salt diet?
It is 0 points on Weight Watchers- !
You can add other spices as well; when it was done cooking I added 1 tsp of ground cumin
It's a very simple soup, but, it tasted great, and I'll make it again.
Great Tip**** Freeze your Ginger! If you don't use fresh ginger very often, you can freeze peeled leftover ginger and keep it for up to 6 weeks in your freezer ( see directions for peeling and freezing ginger at the end of this post). Then , next time you need a piece, just go to your freezer.
Scroll down to see how to peel ginger..
- 4-5 large organic carrots, sliced into thrids
- 6 cups water
- 1 Tablespoon fresh grated ginger ( or more to taste)
- Cracked pepper to taste
- Optional: Add 1 tsp of cumin after cooking
Place carrots into a sauce pan with 6 cups water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and allow carrots to become soft. Add grated ginger and allow to steep for 5 minutes.
Blend in the blender .. and eat immediately.
This is a portion for one
See below for how to peel ginger easily
Simple Carrot Ginger Soup
How to peel ginger easily:
Just take the back of a spoon and lightly scrape the ginger.. The skin will come off easily and the ginger will ready to use. Once peeled , it grates easily for any recipe.
How to Freeze Leftover Ginger:
If you don't use all of your ginger right away, place the peeled leftover ginger in a ziplock baggie and freeze it. It will stay fresh for about 6 weeks (or more) and will be available for your next recipe. Also, frozen ginger is easier to cut.
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