Free and Whole Living

Carrot, Ginger, and Chickpea Soup


Carrot and ginger soup is one of my favorite soups.  I wanted to do a little twist by adding chickpeas which are high in protein and add texture, and by adding my go to curry and turmeric.  The spices add warmth and a little kick. It is a comforting and warm soup on this dreary and rainy Seattle day.  It’s just what I needed today.



2 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium onion, diced

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tablespoon ginger, minced

2 cups carrots, peeled and diced

1 can chickpeas, drained or 2 cups cooked and cooled

2 teaspoons curry

1 teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon salt

4 cups vegetable stock or water


Heat a large pot on medium heat.  Add oil.

Add onions, garlic, and ginger.


Stir and saute for 3-5 minutes, or until the onions are translucent and the garlic and ginger are fragrant.

Add the carrots.  Stir and cook until the carrots begin to soften, 3-5 minutes.


Add the chickpeas.  Stir well to combine.

Add the curry, turmeric, cumin, and salt.

Stir well.  Add the vegetable stock or water.


Stir well to combine.  Taste and adjust the seasonings.

Bring to a boil.


Turn the heat down to low and cover.  Cook for 20-25 minutes.

Take off the heat and blend some of the soup with a hand blender to keep some of the texture.

Or, if you prefer a smoother soup, you can pour it into your blender and puree it.

It just depends on your taste.

12 thoughts on “Carrot, Ginger, and Chickpea Soup

  1. Mulu, how many people would this feed? Would I double it for four people? Thank you! I hope you are well and had the day as a holiday. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes. Love from Anacortes,Susan

    Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2014 04:36:06 +0000 To:


    • Susan, this recipe can serve four people. Especially, if you serve gluten free bread or rolls and a salad with it. I usually get about 4-5 meals out of my soups.

      You are very welcome. I am glad that you like my recipes.


  2. This soup looks fantastic. Can’t wait to make it and share with my family!


    • Hi Fata,
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