Carrot Sweet Potato Ginger Soup Recipe

Published on October 16th 2022 by Sarah Leadon.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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Carrot, sweet potato ginger soup with coconut milk and peanut garnish

A bowl of soup is a delightful way to wind down after a hard work day. That's why you need to make this sweet potato ginger soup. It's made with aromatic veggies such as onions, garlic, ginger, thyme, sage, fresh sweet potatoes, and carrots. And it's finished with coconut milk to give it a creamy texture and subtly sweet coconut flavor. The soup is garnished with more coconut milk and roasted peanuts, which provide a crunchy texture and contrast the soup's creaminess. Serve with any paleo-friendly bread you desire for the best results. 


How long does homemade carrot soup last?

Homemade carrot soup can be stored in the refrigerator for 4-5 days. 


Is ginger good for your stomach?

Yes, ginger is good for the stomach. It appears to accelerate the rate at which food moves through the gastrointestinal tract, which can be helpful for people who suffer from indigestion and other stomach discomforts.

How many carbs are in carrot ginger soup?

There are 21.4 grams of carbs in this carrot sweet potato ginger soup. 


Are carrots and sweet potatoes healthy?

Yes, sweet potatoes and carrots are healthy. Both vegetables are rich sources of vitamin A, vital for good vision, a healthy immune system, reproductive health, growth, and development. In addition, sweet potatoes and carrots also contain other nutrients such as fiber and vitamin C.


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Time & Serves

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
8 people


  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil 


  • 1 medium Red Onion, diced


  • 3 garlic Cloves, minced


  • 2 teaspoons Fresh Ginger, grated


  • 2 teaspoons Fresh Thyme 


  • 1/2 teaspoon ground Sage


  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt 


  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper


  • 10 medium Carrots, peeled, roughly chopped


  • 1 large Sweet Potato peeled, diced into 1/2-inch cubes


  • 4 cups Low-Sodium Vegetable Broth


  • 2 1/4 cups Unsweetened Coconut Milk


  • 1/2 cup Roasted Unsalted Peanuts


Place the olive oil into a Dutch oven pot and set it over medium-high heat. 

View of olive oil heating up on the stovetop

Add the red onions and cook them for 3-4 minutes until they are translucent and softened. 


Diced red onions sauteing in olive oil

Stir in the garlic, ginger, thyme, sage, salt, and pepper, and cook for 1 minute until fragrant. 


Garlic, ginger herbs and seasonings being added to sauteed red onions

Stir in the carrots, sweet potatoes, and vegetable broth. Let the carrot sweet potato ginger soup boil, then lower the heat, cover and cook for 30 minutes until the sweet potatoes are tender. 


Diced carrots, sweet potatoes and vegetable broth being added to the soup

Place the carrot sweet potato ginger soup into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. 


Overview of soup ingredients inside a blender

Pour the carrot sweet potato soup into the pot and stir in 1 3/4 cups of coconut milk. Cook the carrot sweet potato soup for another 5 minutes on low heat until it is thoroughly heated. 


Blended carrots and sweet potatoes being mixed with coconut milk

Ladle the carrot sweet potato soup into eight bowls and garnish each bowl of soup with a tablespoon of coconut milk and some roasted peanuts. 

Completed carrot, sweet potato and ginger soup garnished with coconut milk and peanuts
Sarah Leadon

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Sarah Leadon

Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

More posts by Sarah Leadon