Spiced Carrot & Ginger Soup

WW recipe: 2 earthenware cups of spiced carrot & ginger soup, garnished with herbs, bowl of fresh spinach on the side

Cover of 30 minute meals from WW with image of chicken and pesto pizzaSweet carrots and fiery root ginger are a match made in soup heaven. We’ve made this dish even more delicious with a hint of harissa and a trio of chopped fresh herbs.

This recipe is taken from 30 Minute Meals From WW (the new WeightWatchers). With healthy meal choices from cuisines around the world, it proves that fast food doesn’t have to be unhealthy. The new recipes are full of ZeroPoint foods to keep you feeling full.

Available exclusively in WW Wellness Workshops in the UK and online, £9.95.


Preparation time: 5min
Cooking time: 25min
Serves 4
SmartPoints value per serving: 0


  • Calorie controlled cooking spray
  • 30g fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1tbsp harissa paste
  • 1tsp ground cumin
  • ½tsp ground coriander
  • 2 x 300g packs prepared carrot batons
  • 900ml vegetable stock, made with 1 stock cube
  • Small handful each fresh coriander, flat-leaf parsley and mint, leaves picked and roughly chopped
  • Mixed salad leaves, to serve

To Make

  1. Mist a large pan with cooking spray and cook the ginger and garlic over a medium heat for 2min until softened. Add the harissa and spices and cook for 1min until fragrant. Add the carrots and stir to combine.
  2. Pour in the stock and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat, then simmer, covered, for 20min until the carrots are just tender.
  3. Using a stick blender, blitz the soup until completely smooth. Ladle into bowls, scatter over the fresh herbs, season with freshly ground black pepper and serve with the salad leaves on the side.
  4. The carrot & ginger soup can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Sarah Proctor

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