Carrot Ginger Soup with Cranberry-Almond Salad

Thanks Kristen More for submitting this one!

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Carrot Ginger Soup with Cranberry-Almond Salad

Fresh and flavorful, this soup and salad combo hits the spot.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Salad, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 2



  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 4 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 lb sweet potato, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 lb Yukon Gold potato, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cups chicken, vegetable broth, or water


  • 5 oz baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/2 small bunch Italian parsley
  • 1/4 c dried cranberries (or other dried fruit)
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp shallot, minced
  • 1.5 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp honey
  • black pepper
  • salt


  • Preheat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Peel and mince shallot; add to salad bowl.
  • Once the saucepan is hot, add 2 tbsp olive oil and 2 tbsp butter and swirl to coat the bottom.
  • Saute the onion with 1/2 tsp salt for 5 minutes, until soft.
  • Add the chopped ginger and saute for 3 minutes.
  • Combine the chopped carrots, sweet potato, yukon golds, 1 tsp honey, and 1/2 tsp salt in the saucepan.
  • Add broth, bring to a boil; cover and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 12 minutes.
  • In the salad bowl, whisk together 2 tbsp olive oil, 1.5 tbsp apple cider vinegar, 1 tsp honey, 2 tsp sesame seeds, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1 pinch black pepper.
  • Using an immersion (hand) blender (or regular one), puree the soup until smooth.
  • Measure out cranberries and almonds. (1/4 c each)
  • Shave the leaves off parsley stems; discard the stems and mince the leaves.
  • Add the spinach to the bowl with the dressing. Add 3/4 of the parsley, the cranberries, and almonds; toss to combine.
  • To serve, pour soup into a bowl, garnish with the remaining parsley, and arrange salad on the side. Enjoy!
Keyword delicious, easy, postpartum soups