7 June, 2014
Quick and healthy carrot-ginger soup with cashew cream (Soups with SS)
When I decide to make a soup it is usually just a half hour before dinner time. Something quick, with what is there in the fridge. Yesterday, I saw that there is a new blogging event Soups with SS, set up by blogger friends Shruti @ Cooking with SJ and Sonal @ Simply Vegetarian 777. This was my chance to make a soup and post it!
This soup is inspired by Trader Joe’s carrot -ginger soup. It does not require much time to make; if you used a pressure cooker like I did, you could make it in less than 30 minutes. Usually, heavy cream or milk is added to soups for a creamy effect. For a healthier version, I have used the cream made from raw cashews.
This soup is filled with nutrients. Use organic carrots when possible, so that they do not have to be peeled. All the nutrients reside right under the peel! The potato can be peeled after steaming so that the vitamins and minerals leach into the water used for steaming.
Here is a photo of ginger and pressure-cooked carrots/potato.
Stirring in the cashew cream- yummy!
carrot ginger soup with cashew cream
organic carrots- 1 lb
organic potato- 1 small
onion- 1 small
ginger- 1 1/2 inch piece, peeled
cashew cream- 3-4 tbsp.
coriander powder- 1 tsp.
fresh ground pepper- to taste
salt- to taste
butter/coconut oil- 1 tbsp.
* Soak about 1/4 cup cashews in very hot water.
* Wash carrots and potato thoroughly. Roughly chop and use a steamer or pressure cooker to steam till tender. I used a pressure cooker (3-4 whistles).
* While the veggies are steaming, chop an onion and saute (till it turns translucent) in 1 tbsp. of butter (or coconut oil for vegan version) in a heavy bottomed pan.
* Chop ginger and peel the steamed potato. Use a blender to puree it together.
* Drain water from cashews and blend in a small blender/spice grinder along with some water to make cashew cream.
* Transfer pureed carrots into the same pan used above, add the remaining water from steamer/cooker vessel. Add additional 2 cups of water.
* Add coriander powder, salt and fresh ground pepper. Bring to a boil. Stir in cashew cream and boil once more.
* Serve hot and enjoy!
44 thoughts on : Quick and healthy carrot-ginger soup with cashew cream (Soups with SS)
What a lovely soup you brought for Soups with SS! Yum!
thanks, Lori. I’m glad you like it. 🙂
What a gorgeous soup Apsara :). Good to see you at the event!
thank you for hosting, Sonal! Blogging events like this are always encouraging.
Hi Apsara, the soup looks fantastic!
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Thank you very much for your encouragement
thank you, Malar. I really appreciate it!
Yummy soup Apsara:) love the soup color
thank you, Vidya. 🙂
How comforting! Loved this one… Thanks for linking it to our event 🙂
thank you for the opportunity, Shruti!
This one I have to try. Winter now in South Africa and soups will be on the menu! Thanks
Yes, do try it and let me know!
That soup is gorgeous! A fine offering for a soup event. 🙂
thanks, Angie. I’m so glad you like it! 🙂
Very creamy looking soup Apsara! Lovely entry 🙂
thank you, Naina. I really need some blogging events for motivation 🙂
Delicious and beautiful soup!
You are welcome!
Sounds and looks healthy and yummy! 🙂 Will add this onto my must cook/make list! 🙂
Yum, I just made soup yesterday, thanks for letting me know about the event!
I make nearly the same soup but adding cashew cream to it must make this winning soup very creamy & delicious too! x
It is so creamy, it feels full after just one bowl. thank you, Sophie!
Looks yummy! will try out soon!
thanks, Chitra. 🙂
Your soup sounds delicious, Aspara! Being it is quick and healthy is even better. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe.
you’re welcome, Nancy. I’m glad that you like it. 🙂
Love the idea of cashew cream in a soup. Ginger too!
yes, they do go well together in this. Thanks, Aneela!
What a tasty looking soup! Great idea 🙂
thank you, Lillian!
Delicious healthy soup love the color.
A fantastic combination! I too love to use cashew cream in soups and almost anything else that calls for heavy cream. It’s a delicious and healthy alternative. Thank you for sharing.
thank you, Martine.
I tried your soup, making a just a few variations. Delicious! Thanks again!
aww, thank you so much for the review, Martine. I’m touched!
Lovely soup and great colour to tempt the little ones!
thanks, Sridevi! Yes, the gorgeous color will always be a winner with the kids. 🙂
Love the combination of carrots & ginger! The soup looks very inviting!
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