Sweet and Spicy Carrot Ginger Soup
This luxuriously smooth Sweet and Spicy Carrot Ginger Soup is everything I want in a soup- incredible depth of flavor, bursting with nutrition, comforting. I once had a soup at a restaurant like this, and fell in love with the sweetness of the soup that was also somewhat savory. I hadn’t been able to recreate that balance of sweet and savory…until NOW! This recipe is easy, quick, and can be made in advance. Great meal prep option that lasts 3 days in the fridge 😊
Prep time: 5 minutes (30 minutes soaking cashews)
Cooking time: 20 minutes
What (your ingredients):
1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ red onion, chopped roughly
1 lb. carrots, chopped roughly
1 Gala apple, chopped roughly
½ granny smith apple, chopped roughly
Pinch of salt
1 garlic clove, minced
1 thumb size knob ginger, peeled and sliced
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
Dash of cayenne pepper
4 cups vegetable broth
To serve: Greek style almond yogurt, maple syrup, granola
How (your directions):
In a large Dutch oven over medium heat, heat olive oil. Add red onion, carrots, Gala and Granny Smith apples, and a pinch of salt. Saute for 3-4 minutes.
Add garlic, ginger, cinnamon, and a dash of cayenne pepper. Sauté for 1-2 minutes.
Add vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Cover, lower heat to low, and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the carrots are fork tender.
Transfer mixture to a high-speed blender, and blend until smooth (start blender on low speed and gradually increase speed to medium-high. Always hold the lid of the blender secure and be careful of steam).
Serve with a swirl or dollop of almond yogurt, a drizzle of maple syrup, and a spoonful of granola.
Why (the science): Ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory that is popularly known to help with nausea, but it may help with lowering cholesterol!