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Orange & Carrot Soup

We must have had some kind of carrot obsession lately. Without thinking about it we’ve used carrots in three different ways during December. First in a bread then in a cake and now as a soup. We learned this recipe from David’s mum. She always cooks great vegetarian food when we visit her, this Orange & Carrot Soup is one of our favorites.
Orange & Carrot Soup

Serves 4

2 tbsp coconut oil, ghee or olive oil
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
2 onions, finely chopped
4-6 carrots, grated
1 inch fresh ginger, grated (or more to taste)
2 large organic oranges, juice and zest
3 cups / 700 ml water or vegetable broth
sea salt & pepper
2 sprigs fresh thyme

Heat oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion and garlic and lower the heat. Add carrots and ginger and stir-fry for a couple of minutes. Add water and orange juice and cook for 10-15 minutes. Use a hand blender to puree the soup, leave a little texture. Add orange zest, salt and pepper and let simmer for a couple of minutes. Serve with fresh thyme and some grated orange zest.


  1. Posted 6 Jan ’10 at 11:45 | #

    A friend of mine does an amazing carrot soup with chili and freshly squeezed orange juice. Love your addition of ginger, will have to try it!

  2. Posted 7 Jan ’10 at 14:35 | #

    Beautiful! The orange and ginger additions sound divine.

  3. patricia
    Posted 2 Jun ’10 at 13:30 | #

    Hello good morning from Spain!
    I found your page across Jen’s blog (The whole Kitchen).
    Congratulations it is a marvellous site. Congratulations also for the little princess Elsa, she’s a beauty!
    Just now I am doing the soup of carrot and oranges. Thank you very much for your work!

  4. Posted 20 Feb ’12 at 17:19 | #

    I tried this soup – it was utterly fantastic and delicious AND easy.

    thank you for existing!!!!

  5. Elisabeth
    Posted 23 Aug ’12 at 22:10 | #

    we just made this, and it’s really delicious.
    love your blog!

  6. Kassi
    Posted 4 Mar ’13 at 21:49 | #

    This sounds fantastic, definitely on the menu for tonight.
    Adore your blog, btw!

  7. bee
    Posted 14 May ’13 at 11:53 | #

    hello there,
    i do love that blogs give a little insight into another place and time and people…helps you to make friends all over the world. how wonderful.
    i have made your cauliflower and leek soup and am thinking that this little pot of sunshine lookds marvellous, but i was just wondering what “dl” in vegie broth means? sorry if i sound a bit daft. must be my australian way.
    blessings to your little cooking clan

    • Posted 14 May ’13 at 13:24 | #

      Hi Bee, I totally understand that the recipe was difficult for you to cook from, I’ve just updated it :-)
      Happy cooking

  8. Posted 25 Jul ’13 at 14:49 | #

    This looks perfect for the season! Simple foods are such a joy!Thanks for the nutritious food and beautiful photos!
    I had featured u in the post of Top 7 Dainty Recipes of Refreshing Soup on AllFreshRecipes,expect ur newly recipes!

  9. Posted 14 Mar ’14 at 10:13 | #

    My mum and I are allergic to onions and garlic, (despite loving them, they taste soooo good!) Could you recommend an alternative instead? I tried adding turmeric root and more ginger, but it was still lacking something!

  10. Posted 29 Jan ’15 at 01:08 | #

    Made this tonight – so good and comforting! Thought it is different, a little sweet :) didn’t put any salt or pepper just because I didn’t think it was necessary. Delicious!

  11. Posted 3 Aug ’16 at 18:46 | #

    This is a recipe i’ve never tried. Sounds delcious though. Will be giving this a go for sure. Thanks


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