Thursday, October 2, 2014

Gingered Carrot Orange Soup






Springtime has officially started in our hemisphere but it seems that the climate didn't get the news: they days are still grey and cold.
So I thought it would be nice to have something vitamin loaded and colorful on the table.
Have you ever had a graving for something orange colored that doesn't taste like pumpkin ?
Carrots are the answer!
This soup is a firework of flavors and is great for your health too.
Immune boosting ingredients, the natural sweetness of carrots and a spicy ginger touch.
Its great to warm you up on a chilly autumn evening and cheer you up with its bright, orange color.
In Lima, even outside its still winter, people are flocking to fitness centers, running, cycling and hiring personal trainers.
It's probably not the kind of people that are working out the whole year round for health and fitness reasons but the ones that are panicking because summer is around the corner and they want to bring their bodies in shape.
Lima is a city located at the sea, beaches are always crowded and you know what they say about competition and the laws of the free market.....
Anyhow, this is a recipe sans regret for the health,figure and fitness conscious.
You need:
500g organic carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
11/2 spoonful Olive oil
1/2 cup yellow onions, finely chopped
1 spoonful freshly grated ginger
1 clove
11/2 l vegetable stock
crème fraiche or sour cream for decoration
1 spoonful chopped cilantro or parsley ( I personally prefer cilantro, it adds a nice flavor to the spicy sweetness of this soup)
1/2 cup freshly squeezes orange juice
1teaspoon orange zest
Salt,pepper
Directions:
In a large pot sauté the onions and garlic until onions are translucent and fragrant.


Add carrots and ginger and sauté untril slightly soft.


Add stock, bring to a boil then turn down the heat and let simmer until carrots are soft.


Add orange juice and season with salt and freshly grated black pepper.
Let the mixture cool down, then add the soup to a blender or food processor and blend until a purred soup forms.



Add orange zest, serve hot and decorate with a bit of crème fraiche and cilantro.





Serves 6 p.
Enjoy!

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67 comments:

  1. Wonderful recipe! The color is fantastic and yes I do crave orange things that are not pumpkin - recently loving butternut squash too. Serves 6? Maybe - maybe not :) Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Hi Tricia,
      Isn't orange the best mood upgrader Mother Nature has invented?
      About the 6 portions: the liquid reduces a lot wen simmering the carrots , so in my case, it did serve 6P ( may be, may be not). :)

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  2. What a beautiful colour! We're starting our autumn here now, the days are getting cooler and nights are cold. This soup is perfect for our chilly days. The carrots in your photos are beautiful! Very different to our long thin ones.

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    1. Hi Nazneen,
      So good to have you back and to hear from you!
      Yes carrots here ave a different shape. They are quite big and very tasty.
      Cheers.

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  3. While you are experiencing spring, we are starting our cool fall season and your soup would make for a delicious meal.

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    1. Hi Karen,
      Even spring started for us, it's still quite chilly, so this soup is a nice treat for both hemispheres :)

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  4. Funny. We were just talking about a similar recipe last week and I couldn't find where I'd put it. I'm going to try yours instead. :-)

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    1. Hi Monica,
      You know what they say about great minds.. :)
      Hope you will enjoy the recipe.

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  5. This is a perfect soup for Autumn over here...very creamy and packed with flavours.

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    1. Thank you so much Angie, glad to hear that!

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  6. I love carrots and ginger together, and this looks so creamy and inviting - thanks for a great recipe!

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    1. Hi Donalyn,
      ginger & carrot are a great flavor team, glad to hear you liked the combination!

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  7. I love the ginger in this recipe! Carrot soup is so delicious and healthy too.

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    1. Hi Susan,
      it's really good for your health and the bright color always cheers me up :)

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  8. You are now in spring, we're in fall, YET we have same/similar color soup on our blog! Love the seasonal food fun like this! Ginger and carrot is a great combination and I make dressing with it. This soup sounds so refreshing - my favorite type of soup flavor!

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    1. Hi Nami,
      funny that we had similar ideas. You know what they say about great minds... :)
      The Ginger carrot dressing you mention sounds very interesting.
      Cheers.

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    1. Hi Angie , so true it adds such a nice flavor!

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  10. Hi Daniela, how you doing? Your comfort soup look very appetizing. Carrot and ginger sound interesting, something new to me. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe. Love the soup color and nice pictures, very well taken.

    Have a lovely day ahead,regards.

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    1. Hi Amelia,
      Thank you so much for your kind words. It's true the bright orange color of this soup cheers up everything.
      Have a great day!

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  11. Carrot soup is a new favourite of mine. Yours looks gorgeous!

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    1. Hi Beth, great to hear that we both joined the club of carrot soup fans :)
      Cheers.

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  12. I make carrot ginger soup all the time during the colder months, but I've never tried it with orange juice. I need to try it asap.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Mike,
      the fresh orange juice ads a nice additional flavor and vitamins to the soup.
      Cheers.

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  13. What terrific color! It looks great. And I really like the addition of orange to this soup -- not something I've seen before. Really good stuff -- thanks!

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    1. Hi John,
      It's actually a lot of orange in every sense but it adds a nice additional flavor to the soup :)

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  14. Definitely getting a chill in the air here with fall and this soup looks perfect to warm up with, adding a tropical flavor. Love ginger and carrot together.

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  15. Hi Evelyne,
    We still need a bit of comfort food here before spring makes finally it's great entrance :)
    Cheers.

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  16. this soup must taste delectable....orange,carrot and ginger taste so good together...we love making a clear soup out of the same ingredients....this is what we are going to try for supper soon,thanks :-)

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    1. Thank you so much my friends!
      Orange is always a mood buster, it's quite incredible how colors influence our state of mind. It also shows the presence of vitamins and nutrients, specially
      Vitamin C.
      Have a great weekend!

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  17. The soup looks nice and thick- forget about a spoon. I'll chug it down straight from the cup !

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    1. Thank you so much Fran - good idea , no spoon cleaning required :)
      Cheers.

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  18. Such lovely flavors! This soup must taste wonderful.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    1. Hi Rosa,
      Actually it was quite a hit among family & friends except for my little nephew who hates everything that is orange :)

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  19. orange and carrot in a soup...please give me:) Tempting

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  20. So vibrant and beautiful orange. I think this is the perfect in between seasons soup as it has the warming ginger and the vitamin c to help boost your immunity. Have a super weekend.

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    1. Hi BAM,
      So glad to hear that you enjoyed the post. It tastes so much nicer than taking
      Vitamin pills:)

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  21. Looks very tempting! Nicely presesnted ! I too make this soup with a slightly different version. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Thank you so much Shobha for this great feedback!

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  23. Carrot has such a profound flavor and I am sure this soup tastes great!

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  24. Hi Katerina,
    Plus the color is a mood booster too! Cheers.

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  25. I love carrot soup with ginger - they are such a good flavor combination. This looks like a warming bowl of yummy soup! I love the color, too.

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    1. Hi Amy,
      Glad to hear that you enjoyed the " orange" post :)
      Cheers.

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  26. I love carrot soup and this look perfect Daniela:)

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  27. Carrot and ginger pair well together... I am looking forward to having this soup which is perfect for cold days.

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    1. Hi Denise,
      hope it will warm you up and cheer you up on a cold day!

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  28. Hi Daniela, love this soup, such a gorgeous color. Beautiful pics!

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  29. Beautiful flavour and love the orange colours... a happy colour :D

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  30. I love the nice vibrant color the carrots give! I do love an orange food that's not pumpkin once in a while :)

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    1. Hi Ashley,
      The color was a real mood buster too for cold and grey days.
      Cheers.

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  31. Looks so delicious!! Love the notes of different flavors in this soup :)

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    1. Thank you Haffa for the invitation.
      Will visit your page to check details.
      Cheers.

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  33. Oh Daniela, what a beautiful and tasty soup...I have always heard of the combination of carrot and ginger, but yet have to try...looks delicious...thanks for the inspiration.
    Hope you are having a fabulous week :D

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    1. Thank you so much Juliana for your kind words, so glad to hear that you enjoyed the post!

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  34. I love carrot soup, and your version looks gorgeous.

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  35. I love the sunny color! Looks like a perfect soup for a chilly spring day.

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  36. Thanks Lisa. It is actually still quite chilly here so we still enjoy this mood booster soup :)

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