|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 11g||14%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||7%|
|Total Carbohydrate 12g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||14%|
|Total Sugars 5g|
|Vitamin C 14mg||70%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Despite its rich, velvety texture, this recipe for vegan curried carrot and turnip soup is dairy free. Its creaminess is achieved by pureeing the cooked vegetables. This soup makes a wonderfully satisfying appetizer or main course when fleshed out with a green salad and hot bread.
Curry powder, fresh ginger, coriander, and mustard seeds infuse this aromatic soup with deep flavor. If there's a vegetarian in the crowd who eats dairy, just before serving, try drizzling a little sour cream or plain yogurt over each bowl of soup in concentric circles or another pattern to add color contrast.
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon ground coriander seeds
1/2 teaspoon black mustard seeds
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
2 large carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
2 medium turnips, peeled and roughly chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
5 cups water
2 teaspoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
3 tablespoons vegan sour cream (or sour cream or yogurt for non-vegans), optional
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
In a large soup pot over medium, heat 3 tablespoons olive oil.
Add finely chopped onion and cook until translucent, stirring occasionally, for about 4 minutes.
Add coriander, mustard, and curry powder. Use a wooden spoon to stir for 1 minute.
Add ginger and stir 1 minute.
Add carrots and turnips and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Add water, stir well, and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered until carrots and turnips are tender, about 25 minutes. Taste soup and adjust salt and pepper if necessary.
Cool soup slightly. Remove 1 cup of broth only and transfer to a separate heatproof bowl. Set aside.
Working in batches, ladle remaining liquid and all the vegetables into a blender and blend until smooth. Using a potholder, make sure you hold the blender lid down firmly when blending so it doesn't fly off and contents splatter everywhere.
Return blended soup to the pot. Add reserved 1 cup of broth in 1/4-cup increments if the pureed soup is too thick.
Stir in 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice. Adjust salt and pepper if necessary. Serve immediately and top with sour cream or yogurt, if desired.
Use Caution When Blending Hot Ingredients
Steam expands quickly in a blender and can cause ingredients to splatter everywhere or cause burns. To prevent this, fill the blender only one-third of the way up, vent the top, and cover with a folded kitchen towel while blending.
How to Store and Freeze
- This soup will keep well in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to three days.
- Freeze the soup by putting it in a freezer-safe airtight container or in plastic freezer bags. Make individual portions for a quick grab meal. The curried carrot and turnip soup will last in the freezer for up to three months.