Thai-Inspired Curry Carrot Soup


This carrot soup is loaded with veggies and features vibrant curry paste and creamy coconut milk. And this big-batch recipe freezes well for up to 4 months. Enjoy this mildly spicy soup with a toasted mango-chutney-and-cheese sandwich, or thin the soup with more water or broth and use it as the base for a curry with chunks of firm white fish and broccoli.

Prep Time:
1 hr
Additional Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 45 mins
16 cups


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

  • 8 cups chopped carrots, peeled sweet potatoes and/or peeled winter squash

  • 3 cups chopped onions, shallots and/or leeks

  • 3 cups chopped celery

  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped

  • ½ cup red curry paste

  • 2 (14 ounce) cans coconut milk

  • 6 cups water or unsalted chicken broth

  • 7 tablespoons lime juice

  • ¼ cup fish sauce


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add carrots (and/or sweet potatoes or squash), onions (and/or shallots or leeks) and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 20 to 25 minutes. Add garlic and curry paste; cook, stirring often, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add coconut milk and water (or broth); bring to a simmer over high heat. Adjust heat to maintain a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are very soft, 30 to 40 minutes.

  2. Puree the mixture with an immersion blender or in batches in a regular blender until smooth (use caution when blending hot liquids). Return to the pot, if necessary, and add lime juice and fish sauce. Serve hot or let cool completely before refrigerating for up to 4 days or freezing for up to 4 months.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 4 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

186 Calories
13g Fat
17g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Serving Size 1 cup
Calories 186
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 3g 5%
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 12g 58%
Vitamin A 10153IU 203%
Vitamin C 8mg 9%
Folate 33mcg 8%
Sodium 595mg 26%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 2mg 12%
Magnesium 51mg 12%
Potassium 449mg 10%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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