02 October 2012

roasted carrot soup

When the weather turns cold, all I want to do is eat soup. It's true, it's all I want. Well, that and to cuddle up with my faux fur throw from Pottery Barn. Dang, that thing is comfy. This soup recipe, with surprisingly few ingredients, was oh-so-yummy. Just what the changing weather called for, if you ask me.

6-8 large carrots {about 1 3/4 pound}
1/4 cup olive oil
6 cups vegetable stock {good quality, not too high in sodium}
1 piece ginger, an inch long, peeled
1 sprig thyme, plus more for garnish
1/2 large sweet onion
2 large garlic cloves, chopped
freshly ground black pepper

1. Peel and cut the carrots into 1/2-inch rounds. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the carrots with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and sprinkle generously with salt. Set an oven rack 6 to 8 inches from the heat source and turn on the broiler. Broil the carrots until they brown and soften, turning them over with a spatula every 5 minutes or so; this should take 15 to 20 minutes.

2.  Meanwhile, bring the stock to a boil, add the ginger and the sprig of thyme and simmer gently for 15 minutes.

3. Put the onion in a medium stock pot with the remaining olive oil. Brown the onion over medium heat, stirring frequently. Add the garlic, and then add the carrots.

4.  Remove the ginger and thyme from the stock and add the stock to the pot with the onions and carrots. Bring to boil and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, until the carrots are soft enough to puree.
5.  Use an immersion or a standard blender to puree the mixture until smooth. If the soup seems too thick, add more stock or water and reheat gently. Add salt and pepper to taste. To serve, garnish with chopped fresh thyme.


  1. This looks so yummy. I love the sweet caramelized flavor roasted carrots take on. I will definitely be trying this out!

    The Glossy Life

  2. YUM! I'm a soup fanatic too. I could eat it every day, all fall and winter. This looks delicious!

  3. I hear ya!! I love carrot soup. I can't wait to make this one! Looks divine:)
    xo, amy

  4. mmm...Im not huge on carrots, but i am huge on soup. will be trying!


  5. i would never ever have said that carrot soup sounds like a yummy idea until i came onto this blog. i want!

  6. Oh my scrumptious!! I want to make this asap!
    xo TJ

  7. looks delish!