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Miso Ginger Carrot Soup

Miso Ginger Carrot Soup ~ Fresh carrots, warming spices, miso, and cream for one tasty bowlful of goodness with a hint of natural sweetness.
Miso Ginger Carrot Soup ~ Fresh carrots, warming spices, miso, and cream for one tasty bowlful of goodness with a hint of natural sweetness. I told you I was on a miso kick lately.

When I was handed a double-bagged sack of what looked like slightly orange-hued dirt, I was perplexed.  I am familiar with fresh from the garden veggies.  The weather had already turned cold, but we hadn’t had our first freeze yet, regardless, I wasn’t expecting such huge carrots.

But alas, that is what was in my bag.  I have never allowed my carrots to get a big as these.  Not because I fail at growing them, but because I am simply impatient and pull them out, eager to know how large they are under that dirt. Bad gardener.
Now the amount of carrots probably equaled two large bundles you could buy at the grocery store. That’s a lot of carrots.  I am not sure when, but one of my wine dinners in town, I had some kind of carrot soup.  (Chef Barney, feel free to jog my memory.)  It’s been a while now, however as I started cleaning these Bugs Bunny worthy gems, I decided I needed to make a soup with them.

This is what I love most about food.  I can take this one ingredient, decide on how it should be prepared, play with herbs and spices. Then the possibilities become endless.  I can put anything in and create something. So I did.

I knew miso had to be an ingredient used but so did ginger.  Of course miso and ginger go well together so I felt I was on the right track.  I also wanted creamy. But did miso and cream go together? There was only one way to find out…and so I did.  Miso Ginger Carrot Soup…Amazing.

Miso Ginger Carrot Soup ~ Fresh carrots, warming spices, miso, and cream for one tasty bowlful of goodness with a hint of natural sweetness.

Miso Ginger Carrot Soup

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Servings: 6
Author: Michelle De La Cerda
Miso Ginger Carrot Soup ~ Fresh carrots, warming spices, miso, and cream for one tasty bowlful of goodness with a hint of natural sweetness.
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Ingredients

  • 5 cups (about 8 large) carrots; chopped
  • 1 medium onion; diced
  • 4 garlic cloves; diced
  • 32 oz . broth plus an additional 1 1/2 cups (warmed)
  • 2 tsp . miso paste
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Juice of 1 lime (about 3 tbsp)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper; +/-
  • 1/2 cup cream (warmed) plus enough garnishing (optional)
  • Parsley to garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, bring to boil the 32 oz of broth, carrots, onions, and garlic
  2. Cook about 20 minutes or until the carrots are cooked, the broth will cook down
  3. Add butter, spices, miso, and lime juice, mix well
  4. Using an immersion blender, standing blender, or food processor, puree the ingredients
  5. Slowly add the warm broth and the warm cream to reach the desired consistency
  6. Serve and garnish with freshly chopped parsley and small amount of cream
  7. Enjoy

Miso Ginger Carrot Soup ~ Fresh carrots, warming spices, miso, and cream for one tasty bowlful of goodness with a hint of natural sweetness. Miso Ginger Carrot Soup ~ Creamy carrot soup seasoned with miso and ginger ~ The Complete Savorist

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34 Comments

  • Reply
    Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma)
    December 2, 2014 at 8:06 am

    PINNING! Love this! I can easily adapt to make vegetarian! This is perfect for the colds nights we’ve been having!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      December 2, 2014 at 12:23 pm

      It should be vegetarian already–I think! You’re the expert as I consume all things animal. There is butter and cream and the broth can be veggie broth.

  • Reply
    Cristina
    December 2, 2014 at 9:27 am

    What a beautiful soup with great ingredients. Looks deliciously creamy – great looking texture!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      December 2, 2014 at 12:22 pm

      Thank you so much Cristina, I was really pleased with the texture, smooth, but thick.

  • Reply
    Jamie @ Coffee With Us 3
    December 2, 2014 at 9:31 am

    I love how vibrant this is– it looks like sunshine! And it sounds delicious as well!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      December 2, 2014 at 12:21 pm

      And sunshine is what we need since the sun has gone away. 🙂

  • Reply
    Elizabeth @ bowl of delicious!
    December 2, 2014 at 10:29 am

    This looks amazing! Love the flavor combo 🙂

    • Reply
      Michelle
      December 2, 2014 at 12:17 pm

      Thank you Elizabeth, it truly worked well.

  • Reply
    Hein
    December 2, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Such a lovely flavour combination! Gorgeous colour too.

  • Reply
    Hein
    December 2, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Such a lovely flavour combo and gorgeous colour too!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      December 2, 2014 at 12:16 pm

      Thank you so much Hein, it truly came out wonderful, that I was pleasantly surprised.

  • Reply
    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious
    December 2, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    This looks so delicious and perfect for a cold day!

  • Reply
    Dan from Platter Talk
    December 2, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Beautiful bowl of deliciousness here! I need to try some miso, a friend just gifted us some and this looks like such a great use for it. Nicely done!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      December 2, 2014 at 1:19 pm

      Thank you Dan. You will love miso!

  • Reply
    fabiola@notjustbaked
    December 2, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Miso is the best thing ever, and adding it to a carrot soup, even better. I love this!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      December 2, 2014 at 2:47 pm

      Thank you Fabiola. Enjoy.

  • Reply
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
    December 2, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    What a gorgeous color! Great flavor combination with the ginger and miso!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      December 2, 2014 at 7:38 pm

      Thank you Erin! The ginger and miso were a great pair.

  • Reply
    Kelly @ TastingPage
    December 2, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Just reading this recipe warmed me up. This soup looks fantastic. I’ve recently gotten into miso and would love to try it here with your soup!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      December 3, 2014 at 12:23 am

      I hope you enjoy it Kelly. It’s easy and satisfying.

  • Reply
    amanda @ fake ginger
    December 2, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    I love how vibrant it is! I want a big bowl!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      December 3, 2014 at 12:21 am

      Thank you. I really love vibrant food too…means healthy (or utterly synthetic).

  • Reply
    Ginny McMeans
    December 2, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    I have some miso past in my cupboard and I think think I will have to open it up just to make this recipe. It sounds intriguing!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      December 2, 2014 at 10:47 pm

      Miso is such a unique flavor and ingredient. I hope you enjoy it.

  • Reply
    Mike Benayoun
    December 2, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Umami all the way 😉 Nice combination!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      December 3, 2014 at 12:26 am

      Exactly Mike!!! Thank you.

  • Reply
    Linda (Meal Planning Maven)
    December 3, 2014 at 9:01 am

    What a delicious looking bowl of creamy goodness! I especially like the combination of spices you chose for this soup and would like to try it very soon!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      December 3, 2014 at 10:46 am

      Thank you Linda. I love warming spices.

  • Reply
    Patricia @ Grab a Plate
    December 4, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Ooo! Sounds so flavorful, and healthy, too 😉 Love the addition of miso!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      December 4, 2014 at 12:18 pm

      Thank you Patricia…it was a great combo.

  • Reply
    Debi @ Life Currents
    February 10, 2015 at 11:36 am

    This sounds awesome! I’d love a bowl right now! Miso is such a great flavor, and pairing it with carrots and ginger… yum!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      February 10, 2015 at 6:00 pm

      I’m craving it now as well…it was very hearty.

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