I think my favorite thing about this carrot soup (next to the taste, of course…) is that I typically have everything I need for it in my kitchen already. I adjust the variation depending on what exactly I have on hand.
Since I began making my own vegetable broth earlier this year, I’ve had a pretty constant supply of it in my freezer at the ready for recipes like this one. This time around I actually used chicken broth because I’d saved a few bones from chicken thighs a few weeks ago, and I think that added a richer note to the soup.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll likely seen this recipe before, but I’ve tweaked it slightly by adding turmeric. I don’t add enough to force a strong turmeric flavor into the soup, but it does add more depth. With all the claims floating around about the great health benefits of turmeric, it can’t hurt to add a little bit of it here and there.
The topping is completely optional, but I think the freshness and acidity complement the soup well, and I like to top each bowl with about a tablespoon. If you’re in the camp that claims cilantro is disgusting and tastes like soap, feel free to swap in another herb or omit the topping completely.
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This carrot soup recipe requires minimal ingredients but still delivers plenty of flavor. Have it ready in under an hour!
- 1 tbsp oil (I use coconut oil.)
- 1 yellow onion
- 1.5 lbs carrots
- 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth*
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 a bunch cilantro
- 2-3 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp white wine vinegar
Heat oil in a medium pot, dice the onion, and add it to the pot to cook on medium-low heat for about 15 minutes. The onion should begin to show a hint of golden color.
Peel and chop the carrots, and add them to the pot. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Add broth, and bring to a boil.
Lower the heat, add salt, pepper, and turmeric. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
Puree the soup by pouring it into a blender or by using an immersion blender.
Pulse the cilantro, olive oil, and vinegar in a food processor or with the immersion blender. Add a spoonful to each bowl of soup, and serve.
*I like to use my Homemade Vegetable Broth for this recipe. Find it here.