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Spicy Carrot and Coconut Milk Soup

What you need: 

2 lbs carrots (diced)
2 jalapenos (finely diced)
1 large onion (diced)
4 medium red potatoes
1 (14 oz.) can coconut milk
4 cups water
2 vegetarian boullion cubes
2 tablespoons olive oil (one for sauting, one for flavoring)
2 teaspoon rosemary
1 tablespoon curry
3 teaspoons tumeric
1 teaspoon cayenne
1 cup vegan sour cream (I like toffuti)
salt and pepper to taste

What you do: 

Chop, clean, and prepare carrots, potatoes, and jalapenos.
Saute onion in your soup pot for 2 minutes on medium high using one TB olive oil. Add the jalapenos in and cook for another 2 minutes.
Reduce heat to medium, add diced carrots and cook for another 4 minutes.
Add the water and when it starts to simmer, add the bouillon cubes and stir till dissolved. Add the potatoes, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until carrots and potatoes are tender.
Let cool for about ten minutes so that you don't get burned when you try to food process. Process half the soup and then add it back to the pot.
Whisk in the sour cream at this point and serve!
Source of recipe: This was inspired by Isa's Vegan with a Vengeance carrot soup, but I thought it needed some alterations, such as some more flavor and thickness. Here's my variation and it turned out delicious!

Preparation Time: 
20 minutes, Cooking time: 40 minutes
Cooking Time: 
40 minutes
Recipe Category: 


Sorry, I should have specified that the potatoes needed to be diced and that the spices needed to be added to the oil. It was my first recipe I posted on here, so be patient with me.

You don't have to cool the soup, its just a suggestion so that you don't burn your while processing. Trust me, the flavor is good, but with any recipe you need to modify things to your own taste. Some people like things spicy, other people want more low-fat options for their recipes. Soy milk is a fine substitute for coconut if you are trying to cut calories. If you have any more questions, let me know!


I just tried to make this following the recipe. Normally, you cook the spices in the oil when you saute the onions and peppers. Suddenly, I was told to cool the soup so I could process it, then add the sour cream and serve.

The directions for the potatoes did not say to dice them??? and if I had proceeded, I would not have added the spices or the coconut milk. I hope the flavor is as good as it sounds like it will be but you need to modify your directions.


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