ANTI-INFLAMMATORY TURMERIC, GUT-LOVING GARLIC, AND SOOTHING GINGER FOR THE MOMENTS YOU STAY HOME AND NEST
Food is more than nourishment, it is powerful information for your body. Information that can signal your gut to heal, your skin to glow, your mind to focus, and your immune system to be strong. Just in time for cold and flu season, this hearty, warming soup is full of resistance superpowers like vitamin-rich carrots, soothing ginger, gut-loving garlic, and anti-inflammatory turmeric. Inspired by the Carrot Ginger Soup on our Level II: Detox, this nourishing dish is perfect to whip on a weekend and enjoy the soothing, cozy spirit all week.
INGREDIENTS (Serves 3-4):
- 1 yellow onion (chopped)
- 8-10 medium sized carrots (peeled)
- 1.5 inch knob of fresh ginger (chopped)
- 1 garlic clove (chopped)
- 1 apple (chopped)
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 1.5 teaspoon turmeric powder
- salt + pepper
FOR THE TOPPING:
- Toasted sesame seeds
- toasted sesame oil
- coconut milk
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Chop onion, garlic, apple and ginger and peel carrots. Place whole carrots on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss and roast in oven for 20-25 minutes, or until they are fork tender.
While carrots are roasting, place garlic and onion in a soup pot with olive oil, salt and pepper and sauté until they become slightly translucent. Add apple, ginger and turmeric and keep sautéing, adding in a splash of vegetable broth if any starts to stick to bottom of pan.
When carrots are finished roasting, set aside about 2 whole carrots, and chop the rest into big pieces. Add them into pot with other vegetables as well as the rest of the broth. Simmer over low heat until broth comes to a boil, then turn off heat.
Using a hand blender or regular blender, blend until soup is smooth or to your desired consistency. If soup is too thick slowly add in a little more broth, being careful not to add too much at once.
Divide soup into bowls, top with the side of whole roasted carrots, toasted sesame seeds, a drizzle of toasted sesame oil, micro-greens and a splash of coconut milk (if you like it creamy). Enjoy!
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