Carrot soup

Carrot soup on a table with raw onions and carrots

This healthy vegan carrot soup is packed with vegetables and flavor. Because this soup is so easy to make it is perfect for busy weekends and is even better the next day!

Before the 16th-century, carrots were mostly white, yellow or purple. Orange carrots were first grown in the Netherlands. Many Dutch cultivators claimed that they had developed this color as a tribute to the royal family, but no evidence has been found for this. What is known is that one of the most popular varieties of the 19th century came from Hoorn, a city in the North West of the Netherlands.

The early Hoornse was so popular that many great chefs and nurseries recommend them in their books and leaflets. This carrot was also very popular in the United States. Among others, Amelia Simmons mentions them in her cookbook ‘American cookery’ and recommends sowing them between your onions. Nowadays it is impossible to ignore the beautiful orange carrots and most modern varieties are still the product of the Early Horn carrots.

Because this recipe for carrot soup comes from a 19th-century cookbook, I chose to use orange carrots. Unfortunately no early Horn but maybe I will get my sister to try them in her vegetable garden this year.

Carrot soup clouse up with raw onions
Can carrot soup be frozen?

Yes! You can keep this soup in ziplock-bags or airtight containers in the freezer for 3 months.

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Carrot soup on a table with raw onions and carrots

Carrot soup

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This healthy vegan carrot soup is packed with vegetables and flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 kg (8 cups) carrots
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/2 head of celery
  • 1,7 l (7 cups) water or vegetable stock
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • 1 tbsp oil

Instructions

  1. Clean the vegetables and cut them into small pieces.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pan and add the onion.
  3. Cook the onion for a few minutes until translucent.
  4. Add the rest of the vegetables and cook them for about 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add the stock and bring it to a boil.
  6. Let the soup simmer for 15-20 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
  7. Use a stick blender to puree the vegetables and season with salt and pepper.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 87Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 421mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 5gSugar: 7gProtein: 2g

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12 comments

  1. sue

    This is such a clean and beautiful soup!

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    1. Maayke

      Thank you!

      Reply

  2. Beth Pierce

    Enjoyed this with dinner last night and had nothing but smiling faces all around the table! Delish!

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    1. Maayke

      Great to hear!

      Reply

  3. Natalie

    I absolutely love creamy summer soups. This sounds perfect and so delicious. I can’t wait to try the recipe. BTW that cute bunny just melted my heart like instantly <3 🙂

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    1. Maayke

      Thank you!

      Reply

  4. Andrea Metlika

    Such great flavors in this soup. I’m going to surprise the family with this over the weekend.

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    1. Maayke

      Hope you enjoy it Andrea!

      Reply

  5. Denise

    This sounds like a delicious soup! I love the cute bunny in the photo too, did they try the soup as well?

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    1. Maayke

      Thank you Denise. No but she loves stealing my carrots.

      Reply

  6. Emily

    Your photographs are amazing! I’ve never seen a soup that was garnished with a real rabbit before. New favorite blog.

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    1. Maayke

      Thank you Emily! I have to stand out somehow 😉

      Reply

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