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
307
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
21%
Sugar
12g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
12%
Protein
19g
39%
Carbs
34g
11%
Vitamin A
1277µg
100%
Vitamin B12
12µg
100%
Vitamin B6
15mg
100%
Vitamin C
11mg
18%
Vitamin E
1mg
6%
Vitamin K
36µg
45%
Calcium
83mg
8%
Fiber
12g
47%
Folate (food)
43µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
39µg
10%
Folic acid
360µg
N/A
Iron
4mg
20%
Magnesium
149mg
37%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
86mg
100%
Phosphorus
239mg
34%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
752mg
21%
Riboflavin (B2)
15mg
100%
Sodium
373mg
16%
Thiamin (B1)
15mg
100%
Zinc
7mg
45%