carrot coconut ginger soup

carrot coconut ginger soup

created by chef casey pesce of djeet restaurant and apple street kitchen ( and

It’s one of our favorite recipes from our nourish – a community supported cookbook

I’ll never tire of the sweet and pungent flavors of carrot ginger soup and this unique recipe gives it a flare. Ginger is a good digestive aid, anti-inflammatory (helps reduce arthritic pain and increase mobility), reduces gas and motion sickness. Casey pairs this nourishing soup with his yummy crab salad.

Serves 8

gluten free, vegan

part 1: sauté garlic and ginger

  • 2t coconut oil
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 2t fresh ginger, grated
    • Heat oil in a medium size soup pot on medium high flame.
    • When the oil is hot add garlic and ginger.
    • Stir and cook until garlic is golden.

part 2: add veggies

  • 1 medium size onion, cut in 8ths
  • 4 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 celery stalk, sliced
  • 1 small sweet potato, peeled and sliced
    • Add the onions, carrots, celery, sweet potato and cook for 5-10 minutes until the vegetables start to soften.

part 3: add flavor

  • 1 t turmeric
  • 2 star anise or 2 t anise seed
  • 2 c coconut milk
  • 6 c vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 lemongrass stalk, halved
    • Add turmeric and star anise and continue to stir and cook for 1 min.
    • Add the coconut milk, stock, and lemon grass.
    • Simmer until vegetables are very soft – 30 minutes to one hour.
    • Remove lemongrass and let the soup cool slightly before blending.
    • In batches, blend the soup until smooth. Make sure to pulse to prevent splattering and burning yourself. (or use an immersion blender).

part 4: top and plate

  • Cilantro, to taste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Lemon juice to taste
  • Add a little bit of honey to sweeten the soup (optional)
    • When finished blending, season with salt, pepper, cilantro, and lemon juice (plus honey if using).

Additional Note: If the soup is too thin, reduce over medium heat until desired consistency. If it is too thick, thin out with stock or water and adjust the seasoning.

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