I often wander by the prepared soups at the market and find a version of Thai Carrot Soup and it always smells so good! I’m sure it’s the coconut milk and the spices. I just had to make a version at home. So here it is – another recipe with carrots.
You may know that carrots are full of good-for-you beta carotenoids that nourish your hair, skin, vision, and nails. They are also good for the lungs, which makes it a great recipe for the winter.
Beta-carotene is an important vitamin, but you’ll want to stay away from beta-carotene in supplement form. Dr. Fuhrman has a list of vitamins that you want to avoid. I trust his opinion because he uses science to make recommendations and posts references to those in his articles.
Here’s one on “Multivitamins: Ingredients to Avoid.”
Oh, there’s so much to know. And, now that you have that proceed straight to making this delicious, good-for-company-even soup. You can even enjoy this soup cold in the warmer months. What about you, do you like soup all year ’round?
Here's a few more carrot inspired recipes:
- Carrot Pudding with Indian Spices
- Hummus with Roasted Carrots
- Carrot Pancakes
- Tomato, Carrot, Brussels Sprout Soup
- Moroccan Roasted Carrots
Blending this soup once the carrots are soft is what makes it creamy; you can also add some chickpeas, gluten-free quick cooking oats, or potato if you wish to make it thicker. Cooked chickpeas not only add to the creaminess but also makes this a delicious, protein-rich soup.
The curry in this soup adds a fragrant, exotic punch of flavor. The coconut milk melds all the flavors and adds a beautiful creamy component to this flavor-filled soup. If you'd like to stay away from coconut milk because of the fat, you may substitute coconut extract mixed with non-dairy milk for the flavor.
Serve with half a sandwich, as an appetizer, or on its own. I love serving this simply delicious soup at dinner parties. A wonderful way to start a feast!
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