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Creamy Spicy Carrot Soup | VEGAN

Sunday, October 23, 2016
Creamy Spicy Carrot Soup


I am a total soup lover. Whenever I am tired or in a rush but really want to make something homemade and fresh, I make soup. Soups are probably the easiest thing to whip up. Today's recipe has to be one my recent favorite to make, creamy spicy carrot soup. For the longest time, I kept associating carrot soup or mashed carrot to baby food. Not in any way implying that baby food is bad but you know just bland and lack of flavor. So today's carrot soup is going to change everything for you because this soup is full of rich flavor and is contains those fall flavors: Cinnamon + Nutmeg 

Here is what you will need to make this: 

- 1 cup and half of freshly chopped  carrots ( try to avoid any frozen carrots ) 
- 1 medium chopped onions 
- 1/3 cup of red lentils ( optional, but this will add protein to the soup and thicken it) 
- Salt
- Pepper 
- 3 gloves of chopped gralic 
- Pinch of nutmeng
- Ground Cinnamon or half a cinnamon stick 
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- half a jalapeno or cayenne powder 
- Water 


- In a medium size pot add olive oil and add chopped onions. Set aside 1 tablespoon of chopped onions for garnish later. Stir the onions on medium heat until golden brown. 

- Once the onions are golden, add the chopped carrots and add water just covering the carrots. Allow carrots to cook on low to medium heat. Once water begins to boil and the lentils and half a chopped jalapeno, three cloves of chopped garlic, cinnamon stick and a pinch of nutmeg. 

Creamy Spicy Carrot Soup

- Cover the pot and let the carrots and lentils cook. Once the soup thickens, add dried herbs, salt, and pepper to taste. Add paprika and dried veggie seasoning ( optional I picked this spice from Istanbul, Turkey). Once soup thickened and carrots and lentils are cooked, let it cool slightly before pouring into a blender. 

- Pour the soup into a blender and blend until creamy and lump free, you might need to blend in portions to get it the soup creamy. 

- Pour the soup back in the pot and on low heat add some water depending on how thick the soup is and add salt/pepper for taste. Let the soup simmer on low heat for about 10 min.

- Once the soup is ready, pour onto a plate and add caramelized onions and yogurt or coconut yogurt (vegan). I paired my soup with grilled whole wheat tortilla for dipping. 

That is it, super easy and full of flavor soup. Enjoy! 

Creamy Spicy Carrot Soup

Creamy Spicy Carrot Soup
Creamy Spicy Carrot Soup