If you are looking for a creamy Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup, take a look it this vibrant orange, spicy, but sweet cream soup. You can make it within 30 minutes following a couple of simple steps. We love to serve it with some charred pineapple skewers.
Peel and finely chop ginger. You can also use a simple lemon zester*, or a rotating ginger grater* if you cook with fresh ginger a lot.
Cook the soup
Take a stockpot or a Dutch oven and heat it over medium heat.
Add olive oil and chopped onion, garlic, and ginger. Sauté them for 2-3 minutes.
Add diced sweet potatoes, carrots, and spices (smoked paprika powder, salt, and black pepper). Stir well. We usually add chili flakes only right before serving so that we can taste the soup without it first.
Finally add the vegetable broth and cook until vegetables are soft and tender. It will usually take 15-20 minutes depending on how small or large you have chopped the veggies.
Blend it until creamy
When your soup is ready, the final step is to turn it into a cream soup. Take your blender and pour in the soup. If according to the manufacturer of your blender you should avoid hot liquid, wait a bit to cool it down before blending
Grilled pineapple skewer
Peel and chop pineapple into an at least 2x2 inch (3-4 cm) cubes. It has to be large enough to pierce a skewer through.
Take a grill pan and heat it over low/medium heat. Brush the grill pan with oil and place the skewers on it.
Grill each side for 1-2 minutes. Pineapples can get charred easily so be mindful of the heat of the grill pan and the cooking time.
Chop vegetables evenly and small - The smaller you cut the veggies, the shorter will be the cooking time.
Vitamix vs Regular Blender - You can certainly use a hand blender (aka immersion blender), a food processor, or a regular blender. They all make a creamy sauce. However, if you need this sauce to be extra smooth without a single little piece to find (just like in the pictures), we recommend using a high powered blender like Vitamix*.
Can I use ginger powder? - You can use grated fresh ginger or ginger powder, but you need to step up on the amount as fresh one has a stronger aroma. Read more about the difference between fresh and ground ginger here. The rule of thumb is 1 tablespoon of grated fresh ginger is equal to ⅛ teaspoon of ground ginger.