Saturday, November 21, 2020

Carrot and Ginger Soup #SoupSaturdaySwappers

As the days become short we tend to cook soups. Warm or hot soups make a great meal as the temperature drops. Root vegetables come in handy and make a hearty soup. The soups can be creamy with added cream or the root vegetables can make the soup creamier. The soup can be as such with more broth too. In anyways, soups are a handy and healthy meal. Carrot and ginger soup is of the kind where carrot gives a creamy texture to the soup. This soup is very simple to make but is very delicious. I make a few varieties of carrot soup, this one has the least ingredients. 

This post is for the #SoupSaturdaySwappers. The November 2020 theme is "From The Root Cellar". Carrot and ginger soup is my entry for the event. The carrots planted late summer in my backyard were getting ready and hence decided to make this soup. Freshly harvested veggies always have a great taste and enhance the flavor of anything that is cooked with those. So does this soup. I used the carrot tops and made pesto to garnish the soup (recipe here).


Makes 4 servings

Carrots - 2 cup, sliced

Ginger - 1and 1/2 tsp, julienne

Salt - 3/4 tsp

Whole black pepper - 1/3 tsp

Onion - 1/2 cup, chopped

Garlic - 1 tsp, chopped

Water - 2.5 cups

Carrot leaf pesto - 2-3 tbsp, optional


In a heavy-bottomed pan, heat oil on a medium flame. Cook the onions till translucent. Then, add the ginger and garlic, and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the carrots and water. 

Bring it to a boil and then simmer for 10 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes. Blend to smooth puree in a blender or with an immersion blender. Transfer to the saucepot and simmer for 3-5 minutes. Ladle to individual serving bowls. 

Garnish with carrot leaf pesto and serve.

Here is the list with links for the November 2020 #SoupSaturdaySwappers.Thanks Camila for hosting the event this month.

Autumn Soup with Freshly Dug Potatoes and Prawns by Culinary Adventures with Camilla 
Carrot and Ginger Soup by Magical Ingredients  (You are here!)
Colombian Chicken and Potato Soup (Ajiaco) by Karen's Kitchen Stories 
Danish Potato Soup by Sid's Sea Palm Cooking 
Potato & Radish Dahi Kadhi by Sneha's Recipe 
Puree of Celery Root Soup by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Russian Ragu Iz Ovoshej by Pandemonium Noshery 
Sausage, Potato and Sauerkraut Soup by Palatable Pastime 
Savory Root Vegetable Soup by Making Miracles
Creamy French Red Lentil Soup with Ham Stock by Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice


  1. That bowl looks like liquid sunshine. Much needed as the days get colder and longer. Thank you for joining in the soup fun this month.

    1. Thanks Camila! It was a great experience participating in the event indeed.

  2. I love the idea of the carrot leaf pesto. It's not something that i've ever tried but it sounds fascinating.

  3. You grew your own carrots! I am so impressed! Love the color.

  4. Yum! I love that you used a carrot leaf pesto to garnish - the flavors sound wonderful!

  5. I am loving that carrot leaf pesto Radha....pure genius. You are going to be a great addition to this group.