Carrot Soup with Coconut and Ginger
This carrot soup is our favorite carrot soup recipe. It's easy to make using pantry-staple ingredients and comes together in less than 30 minutes. It's a creamy blended soup with coconut and ginger and is absolutely delicious.
We make this carrot soup with fresh carrots, if possible. But frozen carrots work equally well!
Having a recipe that's quick and simple to make is key to eating healthy. It means that you can easily whip it up at the end of a long day and sit down to a cozy dinner with minimal effort.
The ingredients in this soup recipe are kitchen staples, so you likely have them on hand right now.
If you need a recipe that is sure to please, this is it!
Our favorite things about this carrot soup recipe
- It's creamy and cozy and will take you to a happy place.
- Made with coconut and ginger so it's a guaranteed flavor winner.
- Totally dairy-free.
- 30 minutes from start to finish. And most of that time is spent letting the carrots simmer.
- Perfect for using up that bag of carrots you forgot about at the back of your fridge.
- Easily made with frozen carrots, if that's what you have on hand.
- The pantry-staple ingredients mean that you can probably make this right now without taking a trip to the grocery store.
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How do you make carrot soup from scratch?
This carrot ginger soup is big on flavor and amazingly simple to make. Grab a pot and a bag of carrots. This is going to be EASY, friends.
- Saute some onions, ginger, and garlic until they are soft.
- Now add the chopped carrots, turmeric, and stock to the pot and simmer simmer simmer.
- Blend the soup, add the coconut milk and a squeeze of lime, then salt to taste. So easy!
The full recipe instructions are located in the recipe card below.
Carrot Soup Variations
While we love this soup recipe exactly as written, it's very easy to play with. Here are a few ideas to get you going:
- Don't have enough carrots? Add some sweet potatoes!
- Stir in a tablespoon of peanut butter.
- Or a tablespoon of red curry paste.
- Or 2 teaspoons of curry powder.
- Go French-style and swap half the carrots for potatoes, omit the turmeric, and add a teaspoon of thyme. Then use lemon juice instead of lime.
- Make it spicy with chili flakes.
Carrot Soup: Frequently Asked Questions
This soup will last for 3-4 days in your fridge.
Yes! Carrot soup freezes very well. Let it cool then transfer it to freezer bags. We love these large Stasher bags for freezing soup!
It can be! Use vegetable stock to keep this recipe plant-based.
More Carrot Recipes
- Quick Garlic Roasted Carrots
- Spicy Honey Roasted Carrots
- Bourbon Maple Glazed Carrots with Pistachios
- Garlic Herb Carrot Fries
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- Asparagus Soup
- Cozy Celery Soup
- Chicken Vegetable Soup
- Healthier Creamy Tortellini Soup
- Best Kale Minestrone Soup Recipe
Carrot Soup with Coconut and Ginger
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- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons ginger, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 lb carrots, chopped
- 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
- 4 cups vegetable or chicken stock
- 15 ounce can coconut milk
- Juice from ½ lime, about 1 tablespoon
- Sea salt and pepper, to taste
- Optional toppings: chopped cilantro and chopped cashews, almonds, or peanuts
- Heat the coconut oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and saute until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the ginger and garlic and cook for 1 more minute.1 tablespoon coconut oil, 1 large onion, 2 tablespoons ginger, 2 cloves garlic
- Add the carrots, turmeric, and stock to the pot. Raise the heat to high and bring the pot to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes, or until the carrots are tender.2 lb carrots, 2 teaspoons ground turmeric, 4 cups vegetable or chicken stock
- Blend the soup (either in batches in a blender or using an immersion blender) then add the coconut milk and lime juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper then serve with any or all of the optional toppings.15 ounce can coconut milk, Juice from ½ lime, Sea salt and pepper, Optional toppings: chopped cilantro and chopped cashews, almonds, or peanuts
I have a lot of carrots that need to be used up and am excited to try this recipe! Would you recommend roasting the carrots first, as in your other carrot soup recipe? Or do you think it wouldn’t add anything b/c of the coconut and other flavors already in it?
You certainly could! But with the richness of the coconut milk there’s lots of flavor in this soup as is. 🙂
Fresh ginger is not a pantry staple.
We should have written kitchen staple as it does live in the fridge, not the pantry.
I freeze fresh ginger. Just grate it frozen and it tastes just like fresh!
This was so delicious. I couldn’t stop eating it. I love the lime and turmeric addition to the standard carrot and ginger soup! I didn’t add any salt.
Simple and totally delicious ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
This was delicious. I’ll definitely be making it again. I sprinkled some spicy maple cashews on top – yum ☺️
This was such a great recipe, thank you for sharing! I only added a spoon of coconut milk at the end and it was still very delicious.
Without a doubt, this is the best Carrot Ginger Soup I have ever made. It is extraordinarily delicious. I used light Coconut milk as opposed to full fat and it was still creamy and decadent! I like to top my soup with a mixture of raw pumpkin seeds and pomegranate arils or craisins of the arils are out of season. However you serve it, chilled or warmed, this soup is the BEST
I fixed the carrot soup tonight and it was sooo delicious and easy to make.
We will be having this often. Thank you for the recipe!
What are the cashews glazed or roasted with? They look delicious!
They are spicy cashews that I buy from the grocery store. 🙂
I only have reduced fat coconut milk. Will it be okay to use that instead of full fat coconut milk?
The soup won’t be quite as rich and creamy, but it will still be very tasty with light coconut milk. 🙂
Okay this was amazing. I didn’t change a thing, the soup was silky and so flavorful I loved it. Thank you!
Made the soup yesterday, it turned out so yummy! I added just a little more carrots and ginger than the recipe calls for because I like my soups just a little bit thicker. I will make it again for sure <3
This is a wonderful recipe. I’ve made it several times with carrots and sweet potatoes. I add goat cheese and a drizzle of honey on top when i serve it.
Delicious soup and easy to make! A winner!
Thanks for sharing it.
2lbs of carrots is how many cups?
About 7 cups. 🙂
I had gall bladder surgery recently and my doctor said that for the next couple of months I should cut out red meat, fried food, concentrated sugar and dairy fat. Your carrot soup with ginger and coconut milk is absolutely delicious. I’m learning that you can eat healthy and delicious at the same time.
I’m so happy to hear that you are finding recipes that you like here! Best of luck with your recovery!
Delicious but permanently stained my brand new high speed blender yellow from the turmeric.?? I’d definitely recommend leaving the turmeric out or not using your blender.
It will come out … but it does take some time. After you use the blender a few more times you’ll notice the turmeric stain goes away. At least that is what happens with mine. 🙂
This recipe turned out great. Loved the flavor and it was very simple too. Thank you!
That’s wonderful to hear!
Amazing recipe! I am a ‘secret follower’ of yours as I’ve tried and loved many of your recipes for a long time now but have never posted a comment until today. This soup was incredible, and a nice change from some of the other coconut milk based soups I have tried. The flavors blended together perfectly. I’m already making a second batch as we did not have any leftovers!
I’m so happy that you are here and loving the recipes! Thank you for coming back to comment on this one!
Excellent, just made this ( with bit of chopped coriander, nutmeg and teaspoon of fox’s biryani mix powder)
Will definitely be making this regularly.. as long as carrot provisions hold out in shops!
That is so wonderful to hear! Thanks, Neil!
Do you peel the carrots?
I never peel carrots unless really old. 🙂
This sounds wonderful, I plan on making it this week. The variations sound good too. I love carrot soup anyway so it should be good. Parsnips sound like a good addition also.
That’s wonderful to hear! And parsnips do sound like a delicious addition. Thank you for that suggestion!