4.5 from 2 votes
Easy Carrot Soup Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

A healthy, quick and easy cream of carrot soup recipe from scratch, made without stock with rosemary, ginger or nutmeg and served with fresh herbs and goat cheese. Easily adapted to be vegan as well. 

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 311 kcal
Author: Florentina
Ingredients
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 lb organic carrots (peeled & cut into 1 inch chunks)
  • 1 small parsnip ( cut into chunks)
  • 1 qt water
  • 3/4 c heavy cream, coconut cream or almond milk
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 sprig sage
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 pinch nutmeg (freshly grated)
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (+ more to taste)
  • 1/4 c chopped pistachios (optional)
  • 1/4 lb Humboldt Fog Goat Cheese
  • sea salt to taste
  • 1.5 tsp fresh ginger -grated
  • 1 sprig rosemary
Instructions
  1. Add the olive oil and butter to a medium heavy bottom pot on low flame.

  2. Add the onion and a pinch of sea salt and cook for a few minutes. Stir in the red pepper flakes, rosemary, sage, thyme, bay leaf, parsnip and carrots. 

  3. Give everything a good stir to mix together and pour in enough water to cover everything. Bring to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes or until the carrots have softened. 

  4. Discard the bay leaf together with the rosemary and thyme sprigs.

  5. Use a hand held immersion blender and puree the soup in the same pot until creamy and smooth. Add a little more warm water If a thinner consistency is desired.

  6. Add the cream and heat through. Stir in the nutmeg or grated ginger.

  7. Adjust seasonings to taste with sea salt. Ladle into bowls and serve with the goat cheese and fresh herbs on top.

    Garnish with the pistachios and more red pepper flakes.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Carrot Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 311 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 216mg 9%
Potassium 690mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 9g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 521.9%
Vitamin C 20.9%
Calcium 12.7%
Iron 8.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.