Curried Coconut Apple Carrot Soup
How to make curried coconut carrot soup with apple, potatoes and coconut milk. This simple soup is hearty, thick, and very satisfying! Jump to the Curried Coconut Apple Carrot Soup Recipe or read on to see our tips for making it.
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How to Make Curried Apple, Potato and Carrot Soup
We love hearty soups that are thick and satisfying and this easy soup recipe absolutely delivers! Just like when making our creamy vegetable soup, we blend in potatoes to make the soup thick and creamy. In addition to the potatoes, this curried soup combines apples, celery, coconut milk, and just enough curry powder to add spice and amazing flavor.
The soup is really simple to make. Start by adding lots of carrots, celery, apples and potatoes to a big pot with some olive oil. Cook them until slightly softened, and then add curry powder, which is a spice blend with coriander, mustard seeds, cumin and more.
When there’s a little color on the vegetables and they are starting to soften, we add creamy unsweetened coconut milk as well as chicken or vegetable stock. [Here’s our homemade chicken stock as well as our recipe for homemade veggie broth]
After simmering for a 10 to 15 minutes, the vegetables and apple will be soften enough to blend. We use an immersion blender to puree the soup until creamy, but adding the soup to a blender will work, too.
Just before serving, as an optional step, you can stir in some half-and half or cream, making it luxurious. We also love to serve it with a dollop of yogurt on top. For a dairy-free soup, simply eliminate this from the recipe. It is still excellent without it. Or add a drizzle of our favorite tahini sauce on top, instead.
Recipe updated, originally posted October 2012. Since posting this in 2012, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne
Curried Coconut Apple Carrot Soup
Just before serving, we stir in some half-and half or cream, making it luxurious and serve it with a dollop of yogurt on top. If you wanted the carrot soup to be dairy-free simply eliminate this from the recipe. It is still excellent without it. Or add a drizzle of our favorite tahini sauce on top instead.
You Will Need
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound carrots, peeled and chopped (5 to 6 medium)
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 pound yellow or red potatoes, chopped (3 to 4 medium)
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 (14 ounce) can light coconut milk
2 cups chicken stock, see our homemade chicken stock recipe
1/3 cup half and half, optional
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Salt and fresh ground black pepper
1/4 cup plain yogurt
Fresh chopped herbs such as dill or cilantro
Freshly baked Pillsbury biscuits or rolls
Heat 3-quart saucepan over medium heat, add olive oil then add carrots, apples, celery and the potatoes. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5 to 8 minutes or until vegetables and apples begin to sweat.
Stir in curry powder, red pepper flakes and 1 teaspoon of salt. Cook 2 minutes, and then add coconut milk and chicken stock. Simmer soup until the vegetables are soft, about 20 minutes.
Use an immersion blender to blend the soup until creamy. Remove from heat then add half-and-half and lime juice. Taste for seasoning and adjust with salt and/or pepper.
Divide soup between bowls then top with 1 tablespoon of yogurt and a sprinkle of fresh chopped dill. Serve with warm biscuits or bread rolls.