Easy Curried Carrot Coconut Soup

Even when I have a great recipe in front of me, I seldom follow it exactly. Last Saturday I made Curried Carrot Coconut soup. Several of you asked for the recipe…so here it is. These are the kinds of foods I make in advance, freeze, then bring when we go camping in our trailer.

This is a vegan recipe, but if that’s not important to you, butter and Chicken broth work beautifully.

making vegan carrot coconut soup

INGREDIENTS

3 TBSP coconut oil

2 small yellow onions, chopped

4 cloves of minced garlic

6 cups of carrots, peeled and rough chopped into 1-2 inch long discs

2 TBSP chopped Ginger, I used it from a jar

2 TBSP strong yellow Curry powder

5-6 cups No-Chicken stock, more as it reduces

Large pinch cayenne pepper

I can unsweetened coconut milk

salt and pepper

vegan curried coconut soup

DIRECTIONS

Saute onions and garlic in oil until translucent.

Add Curry powder, cayenne, and black pepper. Cook while stirring to coat onions, 2 minutes

Add carrots and stir to coat with onions and spices.

Add enough No-chicken broth to cover veggies and simmer until carrots are soft but not mushy. As the broth reduces, add more, to keep veggies covered.

Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Using an immersion blender, pulverize veggies but not too thin. Add more broth if it seems too thick.

Add 1 can of coconut milk and heat briefly.

If it feels too thick, add more No-chicken broth until it’s the consistency you like. If you add broth, simmer for 20 minutes to incorporate the flavors.

I like my soup hearty and thick so leave some carrot chunks in it.

Top with fresh cilantro if you like..I didn’t have any on hand…but will plan on it next time.

serving soup on a cool winter night

Light candles, find some cloth napkins and enjoy on a cool winter evening.

I am a cavalier cook and take great liberties with amounts and ingredients. Be sure to taste as you go and add more curry or cayenne as needed.

Have a great day.

 

 

 

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12 Comments

  1. Oh yum, I love the sound of this recipe; thanks! I made curried broccoli soup yesterday and it’s pretty tasty, but coconut milk and carrots will be even better. Total admiration for you cooking in your silk blouse, by the way. I like to get dressed up when we go out, but for everyday chores and errands I’m afraid I fall into the comfy/frumpy category. Am not sure how to get out of that rut.

    1. Your soup sounds awesome. I never thought of using Broccoli! The first step to get out of the frumpy rut is to downgrade all your clothes. Ex: Running errands clothes, become “in the house only”. Lunch and movie clothes become grocery shopping and errand clothes. Dressed for dinner with friends becomes grocery shopping and errands. Just dress to look a bit nicer every day, and don’t save anything for “good” You deserve good every day!

      1. “Just dress to look a bit nicer every day, and don’t save anything for “good” You deserve good every day!” I love this, Jennifer, and will try to pay heed. The older I get, the more I realize there’s little point in saving the good things for later. Later is now!

  2. Thank you Jennifer!
    I love coconut, carrots, ginger and curry so this recipe will be a gem!

  3. Hi: this is a great recipe. I make carrot soup a lot as the kids love it but curry and coconut milk – WOW. Good thing I have to hit the supermarket today or tomorrow; this week’s carrot soup will have both in it and I’m betting the kids will love it. One loves a little heat and the other loves thick and creamy. Thank you, you help my outside get defrumped and now my insides get happy. Have a lovely holiday.

    1. Yay, I’m glad you like this Trish. Let me know what the kids think!! I used whole fat coconut milk, BTW.

  4. Gail Schwartz says:

    Thanks for the recipe. I will try it soon. In the cold weather in NJ I make a lot of soups. Your posts are always interesting and full of surprises

    1. Hopefully good surprises, Gail:). We lived in NJ for several years and I remember the weather well!!

  5. Mmmm – sounds and looks lovely. Any vegan recipes are welcome in my world! Will try this.

    1. I’m glad! I don’t eat meat but I’m not totally vegan. However anytime I can eat that way, I do!