Sunday, January 25, 2015

Gingered Carrot Coconut Soup {#vegan #recipe} #ad

Yes,  we are still on our soup kick.  Okay truth be said we are never get over soup; it just changes with the seasons.  Grey chilly days call for a burst of color and one of my "happy" colors is orange.  The color orange makes me happy, immediately brings virtual rays of sunshine to me resulting in a much better mood.  Now orange soup for dinner does not sound that appealing to me, but carrots. Oh yeeesss,  I love carrots and not just for the color.  Carrots the perfect snack, perfect addition to any salad, and carrot soup.  What do you think?  It is quick, easy, quite economically sound, delicious and bright orange guaranteeing rays of virtual sunshine at the dinner table on a misty Portland evening.

This came together so easy and not having to grate my ginger thanks to  Ginger Stir-In Paste  by Gourmet Garden and already chopped lightly dried Cilantro - thank you Gourmet Garden  - made it even quicker.  Now are you ready?

Gingered Carrot Coconut Soup

  • 1 TB Olive Oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 TB grated ginger {Garden Gourmet Ginger Stir-In-Paste}
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • app. 4 carrots scraped clean, cut into chunks {about 4 C}
  • 1 small can coconut milk {5.46 oz/161 ml}
  • 4 C water
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1-2 TB fresh cilantro chopped {Garden Gourmet Lightly Dried Cilantro}
  1. Heat Olive Oil in a stock pot
  2. Add onion together with a pinch of salt and sauté until onion turns translucent
  3. Add ginger, garlic, coriander and sauté for another minute or so until fragrant
  4. Add carrots and sauté for another minute until they turn bright orange.  Be careful not to burn any of the vegetables
  5. Stir the coconut milk into the vegetables - let the cream melt all the way down and when melted
  6. Add 4 C of water and bring to a simmer.  Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes until carrots have softened
  7. Using an immersion blender - be careful not to burn yourself - blend the soup until the carrots are smooth.
  8. Add salt & pepper to taste; top with chopped cilantro.

Serve with some fresh bread for an easy and tasty dinner.

Disclaimer:  I have received products from Garden Gourmet for recipe development - all opinions are my own.


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