Best Carrot Soup Ever- Simple Recipe

carrot soup

‘What the heck was she thinking?!’- I can almost hear you saying. Sharing the warm soup recipe in August sounds rather crazy indeed but hey, here in the UK the weather doesn’t really spoil us so it never hurts to be prepared for a cold, rainy day, huh? And if carrot soup sounds completely bland and boring to you, I’ll happily accept the challenge to change it. I mean, I didn’t use to like it either until my friend came over and cooked it for us. It turned out to be the best soup I’ve ever had!!! Seriously, it’s so flippin’ delicious that the only fair approach is to spread the word and let you, my lovely bunch, enjoy it, too! Give it a go and leave me a comment, I’d love to know what you think. Carrot soup, here we come!

To serve 5 you need:

  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1.5 kg carrot (peeled and chopped)
  • 2 big onions (chopped)
  • 5 cm fresh ginger (grated)
  • 1/2 lemon (juice+ peel)
  • 2 L vegetable stock
  • 1/2 chilli pepper (chopped)
  • bunch fresh coriander/chives (chopped)
  • 250 g mascarpone
  • curry powder 1 tbsp

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions, bay leaves, ginger, chilli pepper, lemon peel and curry powder and sauté until the onions soften. Stir in carrots and cook for 5 minutes. Pour in vegetable stock and simmer for 20 minutes. Add lemon juice and blend until smooth. Serve with fresh coriander or chives and mascarpone cheese. Eat before it’s gone!

  • Carrots are great superfoods and I am happy to see a new must-try recipe!!! Thank you for sharing!

  • Kenisha Thompson

    I love soup and will have it even if it’s boiling hot outside. So I truly appreciate you sharing this recipe with me. I’m trying this tomorrow.

    • I’m happy you like the sound of it, let me know how the cooking goes! x

  • Berenjena Rincon

    Yes, it may be a little early for us here in Spain, but you can be sure I’ll be trying it this fall. Sounds delicious!

  • dee

    ive never had carrot soup, i really want to try this

  • Tiffany Bailey

    This sounds really delicious I’m going to make it! I bet the ginger in it tastes delicious….. I love making a big soup and using it up throughout the week, love that this looks so easy!

    • I’m the same! Not having to cook every day is so convenient, isn’t it! If you manage to make it let me know, I’d love to hear your thoughts! x

  • Teaspoon of Nose

    Yum!!! It’s way too hot where I live for this right now, but I’m pinning it for fall!

  • I’ve been looking for some new recipes!! I’ll have to add this to my list!

  • Sarah Dew

    I love carrot soup! I’ve never tried it with mascarpone before but I’m going to now!

  • It’s been raining here on the Eastern coast of USA and I am ready for some savory sweet soup too! Looks so yummy! Pinned

  • Ursula Ball

    awesome recipe…I can’t wait to get back to making my homemade butternut soup!

    Ursula

  • Yum, this sounds perfect. Fall is just around the corner and I can’t wait to start making all the soups!

  • I hope your family will like it x

  • Oh yes, pumpkin soup is one of my favourites too! x

    • Dahi Koch

      have you tried it with coco milk, ginger and soy sauce once? soooo good

      • Must be nice as well, a bit of Thai vibes never hurts! 🙂

  • Debra

    Love how simple and healthy this recipe is!

  • Sarah Beane

    I completely agree that soup is acceptable in August, especially in Britain! It looks like a thick and creamy soup which are the best!

  • carla

    This sounds so good – have pinned this for later!

    Carla x

  • Tea Is A Wish Your Heart Makes

    This sounds so tasty! I think I’m going to have to try this for myself soon 😄

  • Melitta Campbell

    Ooh, I love carrot soup and ginger, so I can’t wait to try out this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  • I love creme soups! Although, I find it kind of funny because everyone in the US seems to make it with vegetables stock. We don’t use it around here in Europe. We’re boiling the vegetables and use the fresh water in which they boiled.
    Nice touch with the ginger, never thought adding it in my carrot soups!

    • Well… I’m from Europe 🙂 I guess it’s a matter of personal preferences x

  • I love soup any time of the year, in fact I recently shared a soup recipe on my blog as well! Your carrot soup sounds great, definitely something that I would want to make in the future.

    • Thank you, it’s super healthy too! :)Will make sure to check yours x

  • I’ve never had carrot soup before. I would love to try it thought I’m not very good at making soups. Thank you fir sharing the recipe, I might give it go on a cold winters day.

    • This one is super easy to make, I’m sure you’ll be fine! x

  • Danielle Christine

    This looks so so delicious! I am definitely going to give this a try!

  • Big claim there lol. oh mascarpone, ginger, lemon and coriander. Ok you may e right. Looks amazing.

  • Anderson

    I like soup regardless what time of the year it is, as an appetizer. Your carrot soup looks really delicious. I might try it one of these days. Thank you for sharing.

  • Screenshot: Check
    Dinner for tomorrow night: Check
    30 Degrees here in Airlie Beach: WHO CARES?! Soup is the way to go 😉

    Checked our your Spicy Beetroot Soup Recipe too.. That photo is absolutely amazing!! ( so is this one of the carrot soup )
    YUMMO!!

    X Jo

    • You’re the best Jo, thanks for all the love! And let me know if you ever decide to make it =* Although I have to say, I tend to get envious of the weather in all those places in your feed! I mean… 30 degrees?! That’s a Londoner’s dream! Drinking ginger and honey tea to survive this cold evening haha! Xx

  • Natalie Walsh

    I dont normally have soups too often but carrots are my favourite so I think this recipe is a must try for me. Give me a soup over a salad any day. This would be great to have when doing slimming world etc. I will let you know how it goes 🙂

    • Thank you Natalie, I agree soups are great if you watch your weight, aren’t they! Looking forward to hearing how it goes! Xx

  • Oooh this actually sounds delicious! I LOVE a soup, even in the summer! I keep on getting nasty colds, so this is probably exactly what I need (I swear I always get colds in the summer, why is that!?) thank you for this 🙂 Also, excited to meet you at V Festival this weekend! Eeep! Immy x

    http://www.immymay.com

    • Thank you Immy for all the sweet words! Haven’t refreshed Disqus in a few so apologies for such a late response! :/ Sorry to heat about your colds, I’m actually sitting here with a runny nose and sore throat after last night! Anyway, it was lovely meeting you, your smile truly spreads so much positive energy and I’m gutted we didn’t have a chance to hang out more! Hope you’re feeling better Xx

  • Emma

    I love all types of soups. I made last week a carrot cake, but I have in the fridge always some carrots, so I´ll try your recipe tomorrow. *-*

    xx,
    Emma

  • Cait Taylor

    I love soup all year round, such a comfort food for me 🙂 This looks lovely!

  • Farah Al Zadjaly

    This looks delicious and I am sure it taste amazing as well xx

  • Rajes Rj

    Nice blog

  • Suzanne Spiegoski-Decamps

    I love carrot soup and this one sounds great! Will have to give it a try 😉 xo, Suzanne

  • Poorna Banerjee

    This just looks AMAZING! I will try this out!

  • I’ve never tried carrot soup before, after reading this it sounds really tasty and the pictures make it look very yummy! Will give it a go! Thanks for sharing

  • Jane Shussa

    Love this, super easy to make and yummy… 🙂 giving it a try this evening, Thank you for sharing

  • Candy Kage

    Carrot soup is so simple to make from scratch and the flavor can’t be beat. Plus so many health benefits from eating carrot soup, real winner.

  • Lana Chunnar

    what a great recipe, will definitely try it, thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  • Ellie Karayan

    This looks like SUCH a yummy recipe! I can’t wait to try it out!

  • Ken Hanaya

    Nice that looks so good. Add some crackers and you’re good to go. Thanks for sharing.

  • Irene Gallardo

    I love carrot soup! Thank you for sharing. I will make it as soon as it stops being so hot out 🙂

  • I’m totally going to try this recipe. I’ve never had carrot soup before, but I love carrots. I hope it turns out great!

  • Haha, not sure how warm it would be when reaching you 😉 x

  • Serina aka Ms Frugal Ears

    Oh, that looks lovely, simple and rich:)

  • This looks yummy!!! I love carrots! They have so many nutrients and I especially like them in soups! I was thinking mine needs tweaking, now I will try yours! Thank you for sharing!

  • This looks so yommy! I have to give it a try for sure, I can use some nice soup for these cold winter days here in Australia! 🙂

  • Familyearthtrek

    Double yummy! Who cares eating soup in the middle summer when its soo delicious…atleast it does! I have never use mascarpone in carrot soup before! Have to try.