Smooth Carrot Soup with Cardamom and Cashews

A lovely, rich and creamy soup. It was very mild (not spicy hot) and yet quite flavorful.

Smooth Carrot Soup with Cardamom and Cashews


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, diced
  • 10 carrots, diced
  • 2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne or Tabasco to taste
  • 4 cups of vegetable stock
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup cashews,
  • salt and pepper


  1. Heat the olive oil and add the onion and carrots.
  2. Sweat and become really flavorful for 10-15 min.
  3. Add the ginger, garlic, cayenne and cardamom, stir well and let this cook for 2 min.
  4. Add the stock and cashews and bring to a boil and simmer for 10 min.
  5. Puree the soup, add the coconut milk, make sure it is really smooth.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper or even a splash of agave or maple syrup.


3 responses to “Smooth Carrot Soup with Cardamom and Cashews”

  1. Elise says:

    This looks so delicious! I love carrot soup, but get a little bored of the coriander variation. I’ll give this a try 🙂

  2. Chris says:

    Hi Elise,
    Thank you for your comment. It is a very tasty soup, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. Another carrot soup we have online is Roasted carrot & ginger soup with lemon yogurt. It can be found at at It is quite a nice soup also.

  3. Kathleen Fry says:

    Very delicious soup! I used fresh 2 teaspoons grated ginger instead of powder. I used Vitamix to blend and it came out very smooth though I needed about a cup more broth so it wasn’t so thick. This recipe is a keeper!

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