Carrot Soup with Ginger and Lemon

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

I have had this soup described as "beautiful" by a guest at my table.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in heavy large pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion; sauté 4 minutes.
  3. Add ginger and garlic; sauté 2 minutes.
  4. Add chopped carrots, tomatoes and lemon peel; saute 1 minute.
  5. Add 3 cups stock and bring to boil.
  6. Reduce heat, cover partially and simmer until carrots are very tender, about 20 minutes.
  7. Cool slightly.
  8. Puree soup in batches in blender.
  9. Return soup to pot.
  10. Mix in lemon juice.
  11. Season with salt and pepper.
  12. Bring soup to simmer, thinning with more stock, if desired.
  13. Ladle into bowls.
  14. Top each with sour cream and grated carrot.
Most Helpful

This soup was EXCELLENT!! I've been curious for a long time now wondering what Carrot Soup tasted like, and now I know! I'll most definately be making this again...and again! It really is yummy!! I made some very nice dinner rolls to have with it! My husband and I both had a second helping each!!

Karin... April 03, 2002

This soup is delicious! I love the combination of lemon, carrot, and ginger. I used chicken stock instead of vegetable and it turned out great. Served with a green salad and shepherd's pie. Another great recipe Mirj, thanks.

Miraklegirl March 05, 2003

This soup was very enjoyable and I will definitely be making it again. I think the ginger really sets off the flavour of the carrots.

Zoe January 05, 2003