Spiced Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup With Almond and Ginger Matzo

Total Time
24hrs 45mins
Prep 24 hrs
Cook 45 mins

This is a passover favorite for my friends family. She has made it for me and it is delicious. I have never made it myself but obtained the recipe. Almond and Ginger Matzo Balls posted separately

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt margarine in heavy large pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add carrots, onion and sweet potato.
  3. Saute until onion is translucent, about 8 minutes.
  4. Add 2 3/4 teaspoons cumin, paprika, cayenne and cinnamon; stir 1 minute.
  5. Add 8 cups broth and bring to boil.
  6. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until carrots are very tender, about 30 minutes.
  7. Puree soup in small batches in blender until smooth.
  8. Return to same pot.
  9. Mix in remaining 1/2 teaspoon cumin.
  10. Thin soup with all or part of remaining 1 cup broth.
  11. Season soup to taste with salt and pepper.
  12. Refrigerate until cold; then cover and keep refrigerated at least 1 day and up to 3 days.
  13. Rewarm soup over medium heat and ladle into bowls; add matzo balls and sprinkle with cilantro.
Most Helpful

5 5

Thanks, Tish! This recipe managed to please every palate at passover this year! Everyone wanted the recipe!

5 5

This was just great! Easy to prepare, and tasty (loaded with healthful betacarotene, too). I used the blender rather than the food processer and it came out just fine. Also, the seasonings were perfect, with just enough zing!

So I MOSTLY did the recipe.<br/><br/>Didn't have cumin or cayenne or cilantro, so used thyme, nutmeg and a dash of alspice in it's place. Also substituted one of the cups of water with a cup of orange juice.<br/><br/>A bit too much going on with all of that. Wouldn't recommend using the orange juice and/or the thyme next time. But other than that the consistancy was perfect (didn't neecd the extra cup of liquid) and worked well with the ginger flavor of the matza balls.<br/><br/>Had it plain for dinner. Would have been fine with a bit of cream, of course.<br/><br/>Edited to add, apparently I very much hurt the feelings of someone associated with this recipe when I posted it many years ago. At the time I couldn't trace the recipe, as I had no idea what the person was speaking about when he referred to alterations I had made that were unfair. But, after examining the hundreds of recipes I have reviewed, I realize that this is the only one it could be. So, I have erased my stars completely, though it was a 3 star, or average, rating for me in light of the fact that my alterations were offensive to someone associated with the recipe. I am truly sorry if I harmed your recipe rating on account of my alterations.