Next time you are feeling sick, do yourself a favour and make this warming & immune boosting carrot ginger soup! Carrots are a great source of beta carotene (vitamin A) which is important for a healthy immune system. Ginger is known for it's potent anti-inflammatory, anti microbial, and anti-nausea effects.
2 tablespoons olive oil or grapeseed oil
1 medium onion, diced
3 tablespoons minced ginger
3/4 teaspoon ground coriander
5 cups diced carrots
3 cups vegetable broth
1 cup light coconut milk
salt and pepper to taste
Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and saute until onions are translucent, about 4 minutes. Add ginger and saute for another 4 minutes, until softened. Add coriander and diced carrots. Stir to incorporate. Add the vegetable broth, reduce heat, and simmer mixture until carrots are completely softened, about 30 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 20 minutes.
Using a blender, blend soup in batches until smooth. Return soup to pot, stir in coconut milk. Add salt and pepper to taste.