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Carrot ginger soup with Ras el hanout

carrot ginger soup

This carrot and ginger soup with ras el hanout spices is full of flavour, a little bit spicy and very healthy. Carrot and ginger go so well with each other, and the ginger makes a simple carrot soup so much more interesting. It is a soup I like to eat, but I also like to experiment with other flavours, so I decided some more spices to the carrot soup, the ras el hanout spices.

Ras el hanout is a spice mix well known in the Middle Eastern kitchen. And you will find that every ras el hanout spice mix is a little bit different. Some common spices you will find in the ras el hanout mix are cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, ginger, nutmeg, black pepper and crushed turmeric. The color of the spice mix can vary from a deep brown colour to a more yellow color. some mixes that are sold in supermarkets will contain a mix of around 10 spices. But there are ras el hanout spice mixes that are made with as many as 40 spices. Some mixes are spicier than others, so take your time to pick a spice mix you like.

Because ras el hanout can be quite powerful, I added some orange juice to this recipe. This brightens the flavour of the soup and also helps to give the soup a vibrant colour. The soup is topped with some toasted almonds, but also some toasted hazelnuts or pistachios will also work really well in this recipe.

Carrot ginger soup with Ras el hanout spices

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Serves: 4 Cooking Time: 45 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 cm of ginger root
  • 400 gr carrots
  • 1 orange
  • pinch of pepper
  • pinch of salt
  • 2,5 teaspoons of ras el hanout
  • 500 ml water
  • 1/2 stock cube
  • 250 ml milk
  • 3 tablespoons of roasted almonds



Get a large pan on the stove and set it to a medium heat, add the tablespoon of oil


Chop the onion and add this to the pan


Chop the garlic and ginger and add this to the pan, let this simmer for about 4 minutes


Chop the carrots in slices of around 2 centimeters and add the carrots to the pan


Season with some pepper and salt


Add the ras el hanout spice mix and give it a good stir


Press the orange and add the juice to the pan


Add the water and stock cube and let everything simmer for 15 till 20 minutes, or until the carrots are soft


Transfer the soup to a blender, add the milk, and blend till the soup is smooth


Pour the soup in bowls and top with some toasted almonds


Use some sweet paprika powder to garnish the soup for even a brighter contrast

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