This Golden Turmeric Carrot Ginger Soup is the perfect antidote to the mid-winter chills.
I’m all about easy, healthy and delicious, and this Golden Turmeric Carrot Ginger Soup is all of that.
I’ve been thinking a lot about soup these days. It turns out that winter finally showed up in Utah, dumping about 24 inches of fresh snow in the mountains and several inches in the city. It’s beautiful! But, it’s also COLD! Soup, please!
When we bought this old house we live in it was all about location, location, location, as they say in real estate. We love our walkable neighborhood and the charm of mature trees lining the streets. At this point in our lives, we wouldn’t want to live anywhere else, but when you buy a house for its location, there are always some trade-offs. In our case, our old windows act like sieves – inviting in all the cold air through the little cracks and seams. As I write this, I have a heating pad sitting on my lap cranked up to the highest setting – it’s the only way I can do any work on my computer and stay warm. One of these days we’ll update those windows. One of these days…
In the meantime, I make soup. Who am I kidding – I will always make soup. I’m a soup-o-holic. I sometimes wonder if I should devote this whole blog to soup. What do you think?
WHY IT’S HEALTHY
Turmeric – By now many of us have heard about turmeric’s anti-inflammatory powers due to a compound called curcumin. Many turmeric supplements include pepper, which has shown to be a necessary ingredient for the proper absorption of turmeric by the body. For this reason, I encourage you to add some fresh cracked pepper to your soup before serving.
In addition to its anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric is also touted as having anti-oxidant qualities. Who doesn’t need a little help with fighting free-radicals during the winter months? Sign me up!
Ginger – Aside from being absolutely delicious and packing a huge flavor punch, ginger is widely revered for its ability to help with digestion as well as soothing sore throats and other ailments associated with the common cold.
Carrots – Loaded with beta-carotene, carrots support healthy eyesight and glowing skin. Like ginger, carrots are also associated with supporting and aiding in digestion.
So, are you picking up what I’m putting down? To be clear, you really need a bowl of this beautiful, Golden Turmeric Carrot Ginger Soup in your life right now. It’s creamy, satisfying and nourishing.
Golden Turmeric Carrot Ginger Soup
- 1 small onion diced
- 3 tablespoons finely diced ginger
- 2 cloves garlic crushed
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon red curry paste such as Mae Ploy (or more if you like it spicier)
- 4 cups diced organic carrots
- 3 cups water
- 1 can coconut milk such as Thai Kitchen Organic
- 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt more or less to taste
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds
- In a medium stockpot, heat the coconut oil over medium heat. Add onions and salt and sauté for about five minutes, or until translucent. Add the ginger and sauté another two minutes. Add the turmeric, the red curry paste and the garlic and sauté another minute. Next, add the carrots and the water, raise heat and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer, cover pot and continue simmering until the carrots are fork tender (approximately 20-30 minutes).
- Remove the pot from the burner and blend the soup in batches in a high-speed blender until smooth. Return the blended soup to the stock pot and reheat. Divide soup into bowls and garnish with toasted pumpkin seeds.