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There’s something so comforting about warm carrot and ginger mixed together in a slightly sweet, slightly spicy bowl of blended soup. This vegan Carrot Ginger Soup recipe is my favorite thing to make on a cool day. It’s easily enjoyed with some crusty bread or paired with a Fall salad.

If you want the ultimate comfort soup, then this is a recipe for you.

As much as I love blending fresh fruits and veggies into a refreshing glass of goodness, a warm bowl of soup soothes the soul like nothing else! I want to share this soup recipe I love. It’s from my amazing, plant-based, seasonal cleanse.

carrot soup in a white bowl on a white plate topped with cracked black pepper and a silver spoon.
Table of Contents
  1. Carrot Soup Recipe Ingredients
  2. How to Make Vegan Carrot Ginger Soup
  3. How to Store
  4. What to Serve
  5. FAQs for Carrot Soup
  6. More Nourishing Blended Soups
  7. Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe

Carrot Soup Recipe Ingredients

This soup is 100% dairy-free, yet still super creamy. It’s loaded with fresh veggies and healthy fats to provide the perfect balance of nutrition. How does it stand up to traditional, dairy-filled versions, you ask? Let’s see what I’m cooking with:

  • Coconut oil: I love using this healthy fat for cooking, baking and even in my home.
  • Yellow onion:- According to a study by the US Library of Health, onions are full of antioxidants and great cancer fighters.
  • Ginger root: Ginger contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties. If you are feeling nauseous or dealing with an upset stomach, this soup can help soothe and calm down your symptoms.
  • Fresh garlic: Another great vegetable with antioxidants that can fight cancer as well as issues with your heart and blood.
  • Carrot: Carrots are full of beta carotene, which our bodies turn into vitamin A; carrots really are good for our eyes!
  • Full-fat coconut milk: I always use coconut milk with full fat, as this fat helps break down the carbs from other veggies in this carrot soup, as well as contains MCTs that help with weight control.
  • Vegetable stock: Learn how to make vegetable stock for the ultimate flavor enhancer or find a store bought one with low sodium.
  • Fresh lemon juice: I learned early on that lemon juice can brighten up almost any recipe and I use it all the time now. It really makes a difference and you don’t need more than a squeeze to do it!
  • Spices: Cumin, sea salt and ground black pepper are what I use to season this soup. The cumin brings more warmth while the salt helps flavor the carrots, onion and garlic.

Pro tip: I like using orange carrots to produce the vibrant color in this soup, yet any carrot variety will work.

How to Make Vegan Carrot Ginger Soup

creamy, pureed soup topped with cracked black pepper in a white bowl surrounded by whole carrots, ginger root and sliced lemons.
  1. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat on the stovetop. Add coconut oil until melted then add chopped onions and sauté until translucent.
  2. Add the ginger and garlic to the same pot and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly to avoid the garlic burning. Add cumin and stir well.
  3. Add chopped carrots and sauté for 3-4 minutes, then add coconut milk and vegetable stock. The carrots shouldn’t be soft yet, just slightly cooked.
  4. Lower heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes or until the carrots are just tender.
  5. Purée the soup with an immersion blender or standard blender with a heat-proof container. The soup will be hot so if you are using a standard blender be sure to put a towel over the lid to avoid accidents.
  6. Add in lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste, then serve!

How to Store

If you’ll finish off this soup quickly then store it in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

You can also freeze it for more long-term storage. Portion it out then freeze it in wide-mouth mason jars for easy freezer storage, just make sure it’s completely cool before doing so. I like to keep it in the fridge overnight and then freeze to ensure it’s cooled off.

Thaw in the fridge until you’re ready to heat up and serve.

What to Serve

I often make a big batch of this soup and freeze it in mason jars in single servings. Then when I need a quick lunch I’ll grab one and heat it up, then take it with me to drink right from the jar. It’s basically a warm smoothie.

If I’m serving it to my family then I’ll pair it with some Kale Caesar Salad or with Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms.

If you want to bulk it up a bit, add in some Cashew Cream or Vegan Parmesan Cheese (or both!) for more protein and flavor.

white bowl of carrot ginger soup next to a silver spoon on a white napkin.

FAQs for Carrot Soup

What are the benefits of carrot ginger soup?

This soup uses ingredients that are anti-inflammatory and can help combat nausea. It’s loaded with vitamin A and calming on the stomach.

What is in carrot ginger soup?

My carrot soup recipe uses onion, garlic, ginger root, coconut oil, carrots, coconut milk, vegetable stock, lemon juice, cumin, salt and pepper to create such a flavorful, savory soup.

What pairs with carrot soup?

This soup is so versatile! Pair it with some crusty bread, grilled cheese, focaccia bread or a salad. Or drink it on its own for a light yet filling recipe.

More Nourishing Blended Soups

I’m definitely ready for soup season. Stock up on some broth and warm veggies to create these great recipes:

Would you please rate + review this recipe once you’ve made it? Your reviews help me out so much!

4.67 from 121 votes

Carrot Ginger Soup

This nourishing, simple carrot ginger soup is full of love for the tummy. The ginger and cumin bring warmth to the digestive system, while the garlic and onion gently assist liver detoxification. The carrots bring nutrient-dense deliciousness! Feel free to add extra broth or coconut milk to reach your desired consistency.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Author: Jen Hansard
Course: Entree, Soup
Cuisine: Japanese-Inspired, Plant-Based
Serves: 4


  • immersion blender
  • stove


  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 yellow onion chopped
  • ¼ cup ginger root chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tsp cumin ground
  • 12 carrots washed and chopped into 1/2”
  • 3 cups coconut milk
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • tsp sea salt to taste
  • tsp black pepper ground, to taste
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  • Heat coconut oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the chopped onions and sauté until translucent.
  • Add the ginger and garlic to the onions, and cook for another minute. Add the cumin and stir well for 30 seconds.
  • Add the chopped carrots and sauté for a few minutes, then add the coconut milk and vegetable broth. Lower heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes, or until the carrots are just tender.
  • Puree soup with an immersion blender or standard blender. (Use caution when using a standard blender. The soup will be hot!) If soup is too thick, add extra broth or coconut milk.
  • Add the desired amount of lemon juice plus season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.


  • Increase the protein in this soup by topping with sesame seeds, sunflower seeds or pepitas. You can also add coconut cream or vegan parmesan cheese.
  • Nutrition facts are based on using full-fat canned coconut milk. To reduce the calories + fat use light canned coconut milk.
  • Swap out coconut oil for olive oil or avocado oil.
  • If soup is too thick, add extra broth or coconut milk. Make sure to blend/puree the soup well—the ginger can be stringy and needs a good blend to puree nicely.


Calories: 530kcal, Carbohydrates: 28.9g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 47g, Saturated Fat: 47g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 701mg, Potassium: 1199mg, Fiber: 10g, Sugar: 18g, Vitamin A: 30837IU, Vitamin C: 23mg, Calcium: 118mg, Iron: 4mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Loved making the ginger carrot soup. I loved cutting up the fresh ginger, the aroma is divine. I used my food processor to dice the carrots to put into my soup saucepan to make it easier to mix in my Vitamix. All the ingredients together smelled and tasted really good. I could see making this soup regularly in our household and add seasoned chicken into the soup. I went with 1can of 1/2 fat coconut milk too and worked just fine.

  2. 5 stars
    It was different. I’m not used to using coconut milk. Only 2nd time using it. I liked it , I was thinking of using it for a super party. Its smooth, some whst sweet.

  3. 5 stars
    This soup is easy to make and full of flavor. I used an immersion blender so left some chunks as I do not like pureed soup. Following others suggestions, I added toasted pumpkin seeds for lunch. For dinner I crushed some tortilla chips and added to the soup. Also added a dollop of cashew cream to make it even creamier. I can see myself making this soup regularly, not just during winter months.

  4. 5 stars
    Loved every drop of this beautiful soup and will make it again and again!
    It has just the right amount of ginger so it’s tasteful and not overpowering. I used one can of the coconut milk and an extra cup of broth and omitted my not so favorite cumin (I like the seeds in a salad).

  5. 5 stars
    Love the creamy texture. My daughter ate it right up! This was my favorite puréed soup.

  6. 4 stars
    Due to the high saturated fat content of coconut milk I needed to substitute soy milk. I was surprised it ended up being as good as it was. Husband however is not a fan of carrots or ginger so I guess its a good thing I only made 1/2 recipe.

  7. 4 stars
    To my surprise I found this soup rather good. Ginger is another of those foods I have used very little.
    I blended the soup in the vitamix and other than whipping some air into the soup it came out much better than I expected. I am warming up to the flavor of the soup and believe after a few more bowls it will go into the rotation with the other soups I enjoyed.

  8. 5 stars
    This soup is over-the-top delicious! It has a gorgeous color and is bursting with flavor! We topped ours with fresh chopped cilantro. This was great with fresh baked bread and I think would be superb with garlic naan. Excellent!

  9. 5 stars
    Oh one of my favorite and 3 out 4 like it the last said it ok which for my youngest is the same as good soup lol, he hate veggies. I added green onions and parsley and some left over zucchini word well.

  10. 5 stars
    This is always delicious! I love how much this feels like fall! The cumin and ginger add a tinge of Yum!

  11. 4 stars
    A really good smoothe soup. I was surprised at how the ginger and carrots blended together.

  12. 5 stars
    This is soup is both yummy and comforting. I used regular organic carrots but next time I’m going to experiment with some organic yellow carrots. I love ginger, but my husband does not, so I added more than the recipe called for and it’s perfect. I have a friend who just started a new job so I will be gifting her a portion of this soup along with some cookies that I made.

  13. 5 stars
    So creamy and delicious! I’m not gonna lie, I was so skeptical about this dish. I was sure I wasn’t going to like it. I like ginger but I don’t love it and I’m not crazy about coconut milk. I am so glad I gave this soup a chance. What a surprise, I will be making this again for sure!

  14. 5 stars
    So warm and creamy. I enjoyed adding the lemon at the end, it brightened it up so much. So easy to make.