I’ve mentioned in the past how much my dogs love veggies, and while Hana’s favourite is kale stalks, both of them love carrots. As a result, I buy carrots and cut them into sticks for them to have a treat after breakfast. They’re little dogs though, so your standard bunch of carrots is too many for me to pre-cut for just them. That left me with half a bunch of carrots, and neither my husband nor I like raw carrots.
I do, however, like roasted carrots. And, this roasted carrots soup is now one of my favourites!
And, it’s worth finding a way to like carrots. They’re inexpensive, locally grown, and, of course, good for you. Best recognized for supporting eye health, its high antioxidant content also means it can protect against heart disease, strokes, cancer, and dementia. Pretty good for a simple tuber.
Easy Healthy Soup Recipe
You can put together this easy-to-make healthy soup recipe with a few staples from your kitchen.
- 3 large carrots, cut into small rounds
- 1 Tbsp camelina oil or coconut oil (for carrots)
- 1 Tbsp camelina oil or coconut oil (for onions, celery, and ginger)
- 1/2 medium onion, diced
- 1 large rib celery, diced
- 1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger (from about 1/2-inch piece, peeled)
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 tsp sea or Himalayan salt
- 1/8 tsp ground pepper
- 2 cups water
- Preheat oven to 375°F
- Mix 1 Tbsp oil with carrots and place on a baking sheet or in a baking dish
- Roast carrots for about 1 hour, until they are tender and lightly browned in a few places
- Warm 1 Tbsp oil in a medium to large saucepan
- Add onions and cook for 2-3 minutes,until they are translucent
- Add celery and ginger and cook until celery a bit soften and onions lightly browned
- Add in vegetable broth, roasted carrots, salt pepper, and 2 cups of water
- Bring to a boil
- Reduce heat to medium low and cover
- Cook for about 45 minutes, simmering soup until carrots are very soft
- Remove from heat and allow it to cool
- Puree soup in batches in a blender or with an immersion blender
- Reheat when ready to serve
- Initially I had thought I'd need to add cinnamon or some sort of spice, but I don't think it needs anything more than this. Simple and delicious!