Classic Carrot-Ginger Soup

Classic Carrot-Ginger Soup Photo: Con Poulos


  • 8 carrots (1 pound), sliced, leaves reserved for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 large clove garlic, smashed
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper, plus additional for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice


1. In large pot, simmer carrots and next 5 ingredients (through water), covered, until carrots are tender (20-25 minutes).

2. Using an immersion blender (or a standard, blender working in batches), blend until smooth; add lemon juice. Divide among 4 bowls; garnish with crushed red pepper and carrot leaves. If desired, serve chilled.

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  • A bowl full of Carrot-Ginger Soup not only offers color and fragrance but it's light and soothing as well. Save a few carrot leaves the garnish.
  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: about 1 1/4 cups)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 50
Fat per serving: 0.3g
Saturated fat per serving: 0.1g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.2g
Protein per serving: 1g
Carbohydrate per serving: 12g
Fiber per serving: 3g
Cholesterol per serving: 0.0mg
Iron per serving: 0.0mg
Sodium per serving: 319mg
Calcium per serving: 39mg

Good to Know

The rich orange color of carrots assures that you’re getting tons of the nutrient beta-carotene. Save a few carrot leaves for an unexpected garish.