Homemade soup doesn’t have to be a big to do. The following is an easy recipe that’s perfect for a ~cozy meal in~.
2 T olive oil
1 medium red onion, diced
10 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
~1/2 large sweet potato, peeled and diced
2-4 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 t ground cinnamon
1 1/2″ piece of ginger, peeled and grated
1 1/2 t fresh thyme
4 c vegetable broth
1/2 t sea salt
1/8 t black pepper
14 oz canned coconut milk or 2 c vegetable broth, regular coconut milk, or water*
*For this recipe I had about 8 oz of canned coconut milk leftover in the fridge so I used that and, instead of opening a new can of full-fat coconut milk, I just supplemented it with 1 c of regular coconut milk.
- In a soup pot 6 qt or bigger, add the olive oil and sauté the onion until translucent. Season with a pinch of sea salt.
- Add carrots, sweet potatoes, garlic, cinnamon, ginger, thyme, broth, sea salt, and pepper and stir.
- Bring mixture to a low simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook for 30 minutes, until vegetables are soft.
- Purée the soup using a blender, food processor, or immersion blender. Then, pour blended soup back into pot.
- Over medium, stir in coconut milk and mix well. Allow soup to cook a few more minutes, until the flavors meld and it’s hot all the way through. Taste and add additional seasonings, if necessary.
- Garnish soup with fresh thyme or a sprinkle of cayenne pepper.
Bummed Out Bailey Rating: 8/10
Rick-the-Meat-Eater Rating: 4/10
Don’t like coconut.Rick, a meat-eating husband who had no complaints about previous coconut-y soups
Adapted from Vegan Creamy Ginger Carrot Sweet Potato Soup.
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