Orange & Carrot Soup

We must have had some kind of carrot obsession lately. Without thinking about it we’ve used carrots in three different ways during December. First in a bread then in a cake and now as a soup. We learned this recipe from David’s mum. She always cooks great vegetarian food when we visit her, this Orange & Carrot Soup is one of our favorites.
Orange & Carrot Soup

Serves 4

2 tbsp coconut oil, ghee or olive oil
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
2 onions, finely chopped
4-6 carrots, grated
1 inch fresh ginger, grated (or more to taste)
2 large organic oranges, juice and zest
3 cups / 700 ml water or vegetable broth
sea salt & pepper
2 sprigs fresh thyme

Heat oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion and garlic and lower the heat. Add carrots and ginger and stir-fry for a couple of minutes. Add water and orange juice and cook for 10-15 minutes. Use a hand blender to puree the soup, leave a little texture. Add orange zest, salt and pepper and let simmer for a couple of minutes. Serve with fresh thyme and some grated orange zest.


  • This is a recipe i've never tried. Sounds delcious though. Will be giving this a go for sure. Thanks Simon
  • Made this tonight - so good and comforting! Thought it is different, a little sweet :) didn't put any salt or pepper just because I didn't think it was necessary. Delicious!
  • Hello! My mum and I are allergic to onions and garlic, (despite loving them, they taste soooo good!) Could you recommend an alternative instead? I tried adding turmeric root and more ginger, but it was still lacking something!
  • This looks perfect for the season! Simple foods are such a joy!Thanks for the nutritious food and beautiful photos! I had featured u in the post of Top 7 Dainty Recipes of Refreshing Soup on AllFreshRecipes,expect ur newly recipes!
  • bee
    hello there, i do love that blogs give a little insight into another place and time and people...helps you to make friends all over the world. how wonderful. i have made your cauliflower and leek soup and am thinking that this little pot of sunshine lookds marvellous, but i was just wondering what "dl" in vegie broth means? sorry if i sound a bit daft. must be my australian way. blessings to your little cooking clan
    • Hi Bee, I totally understand that the recipe was difficult for you to cook from, I've just updated it :-) Happy cooking /Luise
  • Kassi
    This sounds fantastic, definitely on the menu for tonight. Adore your blog, btw!
  • Elisabeth
    we just made this, and it's really delicious. love your blog!
  • I tried this soup - it was utterly fantastic and delicious AND easy. thank you for existing!!!!
  • patricia
    Hello good morning from Spain! I found your page across Jen's blog (The whole Kitchen). Congratulations it is a marvellous site. Congratulations also for the little princess Elsa, she's a beauty! Just now I am doing the soup of carrot and oranges. Thank you very much for your work!
  • Beautiful! The orange and ginger additions sound divine.
  • A friend of mine does an amazing carrot soup with chili and freshly squeezed orange juice. Love your addition of ginger, will have to try it!

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