During the last year my husband and I were lucky enough to eat at the Post Ranch Inn in Northern California. We had an incredible meal which included a stunning salad as well as carrot ginger soup, and more. I spoke to our server to get an idea of what was in that amazing carrot soup so that I could turn it into one of my healthy dinner recipes –that’s how this Paleo Carrot Soup recipe was born.
If you have always wondered how to make carrot soup at home the below recipe for Paleo Carrot Soup will be a fantastic guide. The recipe is quite malleable; feel free to omit the cayenne, stevia, and lime garnish if you want to keep it very simple. You could also make this in the summer and try turning it into a recipe for chilled carrot ginger soup.
Paleo Carrot Soup
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 small onion, peeled and chopped
- 5 large carrots, chopped (around 1 pound)
- 1 green apple, chopped
- ½ ounce fresh ginger, chopped
- ⅓ cup orange juice
- 1 can coconut milk
- 2 cups chicken stock or water
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
- 6 drops stevia (optional)
- Garnish with fresh lime
- Heat coconut oil in a large saucepan
- Saute onion, carrot, and apple in coconut oil until tender
- Add ginger to saucepan
- Add orange juice, coconut milk and stock to saucepan
- Very carefully, in very small batches, puree mixture in vitamix
- Return mixture to pan to reheat, stirring in cayenne pepper, and stevia if desired
- Garnish with fresh lime
To keep this recipe quick and easy, do not peel your carrots, apple or ginger –they’re all going to be pureed into soup in the end anyway, and I find it wasteful to discard the skins which are full of rich enzymes and healthy micro-nutrients. I know this carrot soup recipe has more ingredients than most of my recipes, however, I think you’ll find that the amazing flavor profile is well worth the extra bit of effort –and truly, it’s not that challenging to make a delicious, real food dish for you and your family. Here’s to clean eating!
To make this Paleo Carrot Soup recipe part of a full Paleo dinner menu serve it with the following:
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