Coconut Carrot Soup

 

Here at Skyterra, we serve this coconut carrot soup recipe during the late fall and winter – when there is starting to be a chill in the air, and when local produce options are more limited.
At your home, this is a great option year-round. It requires only a few nourishing ingredients, and many of them are shelf-stable. You may be able to make this with items you already have stocked in your pantry.
Note that we use full-fat coconut milk, which is full of healthy fats. It also adds a rich creaminess that is excellent with the sweet earthiness of carrots. Ginger and garlic provide flavor and aroma while nourishing your digestive health and immune system.
Course Soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 1 lb carrots, chopped
  • 2 cans coconut milk, full-fat
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 4 whole garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • Salt & pepper

Instructions

  • In a large saucepan or small stockpot over medium-high heat, saute whole garlic cloves and ginger in coconut oil until soft.
  • Add carrots and continue to saute, stirring occasionally, until carrots are caramelized (turning golden brown on the edges).
  • Add coconut milk and water and bring to a gentle boil. Boil until carrots are soft.
  • Remove from heat and blend until smooth. Use an immersion blender or blend in batches in a standard countertop blender.
  • Salt and pepper to taste. Optional: garnish with toasted coconut flakes, carrot ribbon, and/or parsley.

Notes

Makes about eight 8-10 oz. servings.
This recipe requires blending. We recommend an immersion blender, also known as a stick blender, but you can also use a standard countertop blender.
If using the latter, take a few precautions to make sure the soup stays where it belongs, and not all over your kitchen! Blend the mixture in small batches. Do not fill the pitcher more than halfway. When you put the lid on, remove the center portion. While blending, place a dish towel on top of the opening to prevent splatters while still allowing steam to escape.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 283
Fat: 26.6 g
Protein: 2.8 g
Carbohydrates: 12.1 g
Fiber: 3.6 g
Sodium: 347 mg