Summer Soup Recipe

Carrot Ginger Orange Soup

Serves 8 – 12 (3 quarts)


  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • 4 Garlic Cloves (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin (ground)
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander (ground)
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger (grated)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 pounds Carrots (thinly sliced)
  • 1 Sweet Potato (peeled and chopped)
  • 5 cups Vegetable Broth (more as desired)
  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice (more as desired)
  • Salt and Pepper (amount as desired)
  • Cilantro, garnish (finely chopped) (optional)


In a heavy stockpot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent (approximately 5 minutes), stir occasionally.

Stir in the garlic, cumin, coriander, ginger, and cayenne pepper. Continue cooking until the onion is soft.

Stir in the carrots, sweet potato, and vegetable broth. Cover and simmer until the carrots are very tender (approximately 20 minutes). Using an immersion blender, or in batches using a stand blender, puree the soup until smooth.

Stir in the orange juice. For a thinner consistency, add more orange juice, vegetable broth, or water. Adjust the spices as desired. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish each serving with chopped cilantro or almond slivers.

Garnish with fresh cilantro or almond slivers, and serve!

Garnish with fresh cilantro or almond slivers, and serve!

Nutritional Information (per serving)

Calories:  71

Protein:  2 grams

Carbohydrates:  13 grams

Fiber:  3 grams

Fat:  2 grams

Saturated Fat:  0 grams

Cholesterol:  0 grams

Sugar:  6 grams

Sodium:  243 milligrams

About rrluthi

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2 Responses to Summer Soup Recipe

  1. Yum! I have a Carrot Soup recipe I make similar to this and I can vouch that carrots were meant to be in soups. The slightly sweet flavor is amazing and you can just taste the nutrients as you eat it. YUM. Thanks for sharing!!!


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