Carrot, Tomato & Coconut Soup

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And just like that, we are a family of four. Little Isac is one week old tonight. Luise gave birth to him in our home. He was delivered under water and into the arms of the bravest, strongest and most beautiful mother I know. Isac is a cute and calm little fellow that spends his days grunting around on our chests, eating and then dozing away in sleep. We are spoiling him with hugs and kisses and eventually we will also spoil him with home cooked food that makes him a healthy and strong plant eater. Thank you so much for all your cheering comments on Instagram, we are so happy to feel your support and love. Now take a look at this lovely little bug.

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We could go on and on about him forever, but we actually also have a new recipe for you. It is almost tradition for us to create a new yellow/orange soup every year. We have done lentil soups, sweet potato soups, pumpkin soups and orange soup. Today we are sharing this warm, smooth and creamy carrot soup spiked with tomatoes, coconut milk and turmeric and topped with a corn ceviche loosely inspired by one of Sprouted Kitchen’s recipes. The corn adds a really nice texture to the soup and a fresh twist in flavour. If you are looking for a recipe to start off autumn with, this soup is quite perfect.

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This is also a great recipe if you are on a budget. Carrots are always cheap to buy, but now, when they are in season they are extra frikkin’ delicious. Make a huge batch of this soup and fill the freezer with it. I am sure we have mentioned this before, but it’s worth mentioning again: Using seasonal ingredients is a great way to eat good organic vegetables without paying a fortune. Plan what you cook after which seasonal ingredients that are cheapest.

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Carrot, Tomato & Coconut Soup
Serves 4-6

1 tbsp cold-pressed coconut oil or olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tsp ground turmeric (optional)
10 medium size carrots, rinsed and sliced
1 can (400 g / 14 oz) plum tomatoes or approx. 5 chopped fresh tomatoes
water, enough to cover
sea salt & black pepper
1 can (400 g / 14 oz) full fat coconut milk or any plant milk of choice

Heat oil in a pot. Add onions, garlic and turmeric and sauté until soft and fragrant. Add carrots and tomatoes and cook for a minute or so, while stirring. Now add water, sea salt and pepper, cover and let simmer for 15-20 minutes until the carrots are tender. Meanwhile prepare the corn topping. When the soup is ready, use an immersion (hand) blender to puree until smooth. Stir in the coconut milk, taste and adjust the flavors. Serve the soup in bowls with a couple of spoonfuls topping and a drizzle of olive oil.

Raw Corn Ceviche
2 fresh corn cobs, husks removed
4 sprigs flat-leaf parsley
juice from 1-2 limes
1 tbsp cold-pressed olive oil
sea salt & black pepper

Cut off the corn kernels from all sides. Chop the parsley. Place in a bowl. Combine all ingredients and season to taste.

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Okay, just one last photo of him. Because those lips are made for kissing!

141 Comments

  • Claire
    Every happiness to you all, on the safe arrival of your beautiful boy. Special hugs to Elsa and Luise and thank you for all your wonderful recipes, which brighten our lives. Great soup too!!
  • Mmmmmm your soups look so good! My girlfriend and I have been struggling to find tasty soup recipes, but after reading this post, I think we have solved our problems. Plus we are big fans of carrot, tomatoes (well only me) and coconut. However we might add curry to it to add some more spice (not saying you don't have enough, we just love curry.) Anyways thanks for the post and look forward to making this soup. =D
  • Oh, what a handsome little guy! Congratulations! And I can't wait to make this soup :)
  • Eva
    He made me smile! He's so lovely ! :-) Congratulations for your beautifull family, an for you blog. I love it :-)
  • I am making this soup tonight, never used corn as a topping before so look forward to trying it. What a beautiful baby! Congratulations. He is yummier than the soup ;)
  • Alex Taylor
    Blimey. You girls really have gone all gooey over the little sprog. I just dug up a beautiful big carrot that weighs more than the bairn. Nobody is congratulating me! Alright. I admit he is cute. Well done. I do have superb homegrown carrot though, also orange tomatoes, onion & garlic so glad to find this recipe. Ta. Alex
  • ania mackay
    i loved this soup and so did my 7year old. Congrats on the arrival of your beautifull boy
  • Cinzia
    Congratulation for your baby ! beautiful and healthy. keep well both of you and enjoy. thanks also for the soup recipe.
  • Congatulations to your sweet baby, he is beautiful! The soup looks so tasty, i will have to try it soon.
  • Maritza
    Congratulations on the baby.He is beautiful. Thanks for the recipe, made it and loved it.
  • Camilla Bruhn
    What a beautiful little person. Congrats!
  • Olga
    Congratulations on your baby boy! I made this soup tonight, with one addition- fresh cilantro (coriander) in the corn ceviche instead of parsley and dash of hot sauce in the soup. It was DELICIOUS. Thank you once again for a great recipe.
    • Ana Lisa
      We did a similar change and added some cheyenne and cumin for a kick. It is my favorite orange soup so far! Keep em coming :) Congrats on the beautiful family.
  • Nicole B.
    Congrats on your new little one. He is simply a beautiful little boy. I've pinned your recipe as it looks fabulous. I love your images too!
  • Zozo
    I just made this but unfortunately I wasn't amazed at all... Coconut milk absolutely doesn't fit into this soup. But a lot of your other recipes are excellent.
  • I'm so happy for you. Congratulations. He's so lovely. Just as lovely as Elsa. I'm sending you all a virtual hug.
  • He is absolutely gorgeous! You must be so proud :) Also loving the look of this new recipe. I'm always after a carrot soup recipe, especially just before pat day when all you have left is a bag of carrots and a few bits and bobs. Can't wait to try it! Congratulations again! x
  • Congratulations, you two! He looks like quite the little fellow.
  • Alecia
    Congratulations! Our boy, Etienne was born in France on July 11th at home with a water birth as well. An experience we will never forget, especially when the midwife let my husband deliver him. I'm so happy for you guys. You have been a wonderful inspiration over the years with your beautiful recipes and life experiences. Can't wait to see what's coming. xx
  • Naomi
    Congratulations to this wonderful family! Always enjoy following your posts and watching the videos. You have a very special gift. Very happy for this beautiful addition to your family!
  • Bernadett
    Congrats on the born of this truly beautiful little charmer :) May you be a happy healthy family! I love carrot soups, I'd love to try this version w/ tomato. I prep mine w/ ginger, Roman cumin, coriander, onions and coconut milk, served w/ balsamic cooked beetroot cubes (tiny agave syrup added), tastes heavenly!
  • Lisa
    Congratulations! Question: For freezing the recipe should the coconut milk be added before freezing or after thawing? Thanks in advance!
  • GRATTIS!! He is adorable. Oh and this soup? Such vibrant colors! Can't wait to cook a batch. Wishing you a lovely weekend with your two little ones, Sini
  • Sara
    Congratulations to all of your little family !
  • Barbara
    Congratulations on the safe and healthy arrival of Isac into your family! What a little beauty he is! He will certainly grow up strong eating yummy recipes such as this carrot soup. Thanks to both of you.
  • Your little boy is beautiful, congratulations! This soup sounds so tasty, I have been loving having fresh corn to cook with. Thanks for sharing! http://www.youtube.com/sparklesandsuch26
  • This looks and sounds just fantastic, I can't wait to give the recipe a go! Congratulations on your new little one, he looks perfect :)
  • hannah
    Oh my!! I made this tonight and it is possibly one of my favorite soups of all time! I added some summer squash, but otherwise followed to a T. The acidity of tomatoes melds perfectly with sweet carrots and coconut...simply divine :) Best wishes to your beautiful family!!!
    • Thank you Hannah! We are so glad to hear that you liked it! Sounds nice with the addition of summer squash. /David
  • Peggy
    ...and may you all enjoy many simple sweet moments of this time together...

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