When our daughter, Kayla, was home for the day. We traveled to our favorite thrifting place and found some goodies and a cozy little cafe to eat at. Kayla ordered Gingered Carrot Soup….I thought it sounded AWFUL so I passed and had a salad….it was a bad move on my part. The Ginger Carrot Soup was FABULOUS!
It was so good that Kayla went back and ordered a bowl for me. The whole time we were sitting at our table, we kept saying, what do you think is in here…do you think we can make it….what do you think that flavor is?
Well, we stopped at the grocery store on the way home and picked up ingredients that we thought would work, came home, and made a perfect replica of the soup….Here’s the recipe if you would like to give it a try.
In a cooking pan put
2 pound of peeled and chunked carrots
1 small onion
2 chicken bouillon cubes
2 T grated fresh ginger (just peel and grate)
plus enough water to cover it all. Boil until carrots are tender and a fork can easily be poked into it.
In your blender, puree the carrots, water and all, along with 1 1/4 c salsa. Put the pureed carrots mix back into the pan. Add 1 can of tomato soup and 2 cups of whipping cream. Add 3/4 c chopped cilantro and 1/2 t of cayenne pepper (if you don’t like too much spice cut this back to 1/4 t). Stir together, heat and serve.
If you aren’t a carrot girl or if you think there’s no way you’d try it, let me tell you a couple things. It is a bit spicy and you cannot tell that it’s carrots that’s in it. It really tastes more like a thicker spicy tomato soup with cilantro. My daughter Kalissa who does not eat carrots says, “It’s awesome!” I am planning on trying it out on my oldest daughter, Kelli, tomorrow…she hates carrots too. Try it and let me know what you think.
P.S. Kelli was home and tried the soup….She loved it. She even called me yeaterday while grocery shopping so I could tell her the ingredients. She even purchased a blender so she could make it. Amazing…considering she was my girl who threw up baby food carrots twice. She threw up so hard that they came out her nose! Now 23 years later, she is voluntarily eating them.