Carrot, Ginger & Cardamom Soup

Fall has officially arrived. I love this time of year; the mornings are dewy, the evenings crisp, and the air is blustery. It’s time of year to get cozy and enjoy things that make us feel warm, from the inside out. I have a recipe for you that will do just that. This soup won’t have you slaving over the stove all day and you can bet it will fire up your inner furnace!

Carrot, Ginger & Cardamom Soup
Makes 8 Cups

1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 cup minced ginger
6 large carrots, chopped (about 4 cups)
4 cups vegetable stock
2 pods cardamom (or 1/2 teaspoon ground)
1 can coconut milk
Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Heat olive oil over medium-low heat. Add onion, garlic, and ginger and cook until the onion is translucent, about 5-7 minutes.
  2. Add carrots and stir to mix well and let cook for 2 minutes. Add the vegetable stock and cardamom, and increase the heat to high. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low, and let simmer for 15 minutes until the carrots are soft.
  3. Add the coconut milk and stir to combine. Let simmer for 5 more minutes and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Turn off the heat and puree the soup very carefully, either with an immersion blender or working in batches in a regular blender. Return the soup to the pot, reheat, and serve.

What is your favourite fall soup?


  1. Mark says:

    So…. I made this soup….. DELICIOUS!!!!!!! It’s a great way to make you warm and happy this fall and winter. I never thought carrots would taste this great!!!!!!
    Thanks Mel!!! When will you have your own cooking and nutrition show on Netflix?? 😉 it would be a great idea…. Just saying…..

  2. Julie says:

    Hi Mel. I’m friends with Mark and ever since he has directed me to your blog 2 years ago I have made this soup so many times. I love it so much and it’s so easy to make. Whenever I heat it up at work everyone comments on how great it smells. Pleade keep posting more great recipes!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: