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

Equipment

  • immersion blender
  • stove

Ingredients  

  • 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

Instructions 

  • 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.

Notes

  • 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.

Nutrition

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. 3 stars
    This is a warm smoothie. Perfect for cool weather. I will need to thin it out a bit as I wanted soup.

  2. 5 stars
    Yum! Most definitely 5 stars! Preparing the veggies ahead of time made tonight’s meal ‘souper’ easy to make. I really enjoyed the flavour combination of this creamy and comforting soup. I used grape seed instead of coconut oil, plus added pumpkin puree. Blended in my Vitamix. In general pureed soups are not usually my favourite, but this soup is an exception! I topped with avocado, cilantro, chives and lemon. Simply delicious!

  3. 5 stars
    Fun, , tasty, colorful and festive. Fresh, organic produce. Much easier to prepare than I thought. Thank you!

  4. 5 stars
    This soup was amazing. Only change was adding a serrano pepper and the additional cup of broth as suggested. I did let the soup cool completely before adding to my blender. This is yet another to put in the recipe files! Thanks for sharing! #SC Day 10

  5. 4 stars
    This soup was fun to taste. I love the combination of ginger and carrot. I’ve never had this soup flavor before and I’m so excited I was able to make this soup from scratch. Yum!

  6. 5 stars
    Love, love, love this soup!!! Recipe easy to follow, a great tasting soup. I can’t wait to have more tomorrow!

  7. 5 stars
    This was a pleasant light tasting soup, a great fall soup for menu. I definitely recommend it.

  8. 5 stars
    Loved this soup. It was so creamy and satisfying. I made changes, but it was still wonderful. I omitted the onion, garlic, and lemon. I used 2.5 cups of coconut milk and 3.5 cups of veggie broth. I substituted 1/2 tsp each of cinnamon and coriander for one of the teaspoons of cumin and only used 1/8 cup ginger. This is definitely a keeper.

  9. 4 stars
    I love the simplicity of this recipe. Not my favorite, but good nonetheless, I will enjoy the saved portions on a cold fall day for sure. So nutritious!

  10. 5 stars
    This soup was amazing! I used chicken and beef broth in Place of vegetables broth. The coconut milk was a mix of regular and light. I paired or with a pumpkin spice bagel with cream cheese.

  11. 4 stars
    We were pleasantly surprised with this soup. We weren’t sure what to expect, but we liked it. It was a little thick and I added some more broth and will probably add more. Thank you for another good recipe.