Carrot, Ginger, and Basil Soup Recipe

Carrot, Ginger, and Basil Soup Recipe
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Umami is the fifth flavor that our palate can detect: there is sweetness, bitterness, sourness, saltiness, and umami, which is separate from all of those tastes but enhanced by saltiness. Umami is difficult to describe, but it is more or less a meaty, brothy flavor, like from marrow, mushrooms, aged cheeses, meat, spinach, and the like. Sometimes sweet smoothies just aren’t doing it for me and I crave a savory meal. That’s when I hit the raw soups, and what makes raw soups delicious is umami flavor with a touch of salt. Nutritional yeast flakes loaded with B vitamins (which are extra essential for vegans) and fermented bean paste (like miso), are two delicious umami flavor enhancers and I use them in practically every raw soup I make, like this carrot, ginger, and basil miso soup.

2
Servings
85
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 5 scraped carrots
  • ⅛ raw sweet Vidalia onion
  • 1 cup of filtered water
  • 1 teaspoon miso
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 teaspoon nama shoyu
  • 5 leaves of fresh basil
  • ¼ cup of raw cashews
  • ¼-inch knob of raw ginger

Directions

Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Sugar
3g
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
15g
12%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
36µg
5%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
128mg
13%
Choline, total
13mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
87µg
22%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
20mg
6%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
69mg
10%
Selenium, Se
15µg
27%
Sodium, Na
267mg
18%
Water
107g
4%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Carrot Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age and damage.

Carrot Cooking Tip

Vegetables should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.