Carrot Soup with Greek Yogurt and Ginger

Carrot Soup

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης!

Hippocrates was the father of modern medicine and was born in Kos island in 460 B.C. and died in Larisa in 377B.C. he managed to separate medicine from all the previous magic, superstitions and misbeliefs.
Hippocrates conducted experiments studied and collected data about diseases so as to prove that they are a natural process. He managed to show that the symptoms of a disease were merely the natural reactions of the body to the disease process. He, further, established that the main task of any physician was to help the immune system of the body to overcome the sickness and restore the metabolic imbalance caused by the disease. In that way the body could return to its former state of harmony and balance.

Carrot Soup
He founded basic medical principles and it was he who tried to heal using medicines from Mother Nature. He managed to bind the practical medicine with the principles of philosophy and humanitarianism and he became eternally known as the Father of Medicine.
He or one of his students wrote an oath that is used until today for medicine graduates to swear on as to what a modern physician should do while practicing his profession. He is definitely a role model and his life is a constant inspiration for doctors and all sorts of healers. I am giving you the modern version of the oath which is truly remarkable:

Carrot Soup
“I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant:
I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow.
I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures which are required, avoiding those twin traps of overtreatment and therapeutic nihilism.
I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon’s knife or the chemist’s drug.
I will not be ashamed to say “I know not,” nor will I fail to call in my colleagues when the skills of another are needed for a patient’s recovery.
I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know. Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given me to save a life, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humility and awareness of my own frailty. Above all, I must not play at God.

Carrot Soup
I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person’s family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick.
I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.
I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.
If I do not violate this oath, may I enjoy life and art, respected while I live and remembered with affection thereafter. May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help.
Written in 1964 by Louis Lasagna, Academic Dean of the School of Medicine at Tufts University, and used in many medical schools today.”

Carrot Soup
I am under the weather just like most of people these days here in Greece so I went back to those old days when all they had was natural products straight from the source. Carrot was used a lot in ancient Greece by Hippocrates for healing and so I thought that a carrot soup would be the best remedy for me and a good source of vitamins for my family. I will tell you one thing; my husband ate three plates, my son two and I only one. Both my boys were crying afterwards because the pot was empty and there were no leftovers for dinner. I will definitely be making it again, because it was pure heaven.

Carrot Soup


4.9 from 15 reviews
Carrot Soup with Greek Yogurt and Ginger
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Appetizer/Main Course
Serves: 6
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 750 gr. / 27 oz. carrots, sliced
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 scallion, sliced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cm / 1.5 to 2 in. fresh ginger root, minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil for the sautéing
  • 100 gr. / 3.5 oz. heavy whipping cream, beaten to form stiff picks
  • 100 gr. / 3.5 oz. Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp honey
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. In a deep pot add about 5 tbsp of olive oil and bring to low heat.
  2. Add the onions and cook until it becomes translucent.
  3. We don’t want it to take any color just to become transparent.
  4. Add the garlic and cook for a minute.
  5. Add the carrots, salt (about 1 tsp) and pepper and let them cook for couple of minutes.
  6. Pour 3 cups of the chicken broth and bring to boil.
  7. When the first big bubbles start to form, reduce heat to low and simmer until the carrots are cooked and soft about 30 minutes.
  8. With the hand blender mash everything inside the pot.
  9. Add the ginger and taste to see if it needs more salt or pepper.
  10. Now depends on you how you want the consistency of the soup.
  11. With the three cups it is thick but if you want it thinner you can add from ½ to 1 cup of the remaining broth.
  12. If you add broth return the pot to the stove and cook for another 2 minutes.
  13. To serve it, mix gently in a bowl the whipped cream, the yogurt and honey and put one dollop over every serving.
  14. You can garnish with chives or the green part of a scallion.

4.9 from 15 reviews
Σούπα Καρότου με Γιαούρτι και Τζίντζερ
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Ορεκτικό / Κυρίως Πιάτο
Serves: 6
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 750 γρ. καρότα, κομμένα σε φέτες
  • 2 μέτρια κρεμμύδια, ψιλοκομμένα
  • 1 κρεμμυδάκι, κομμένο σε φέτες
  • 4 φλ. ζωμό κοτόπουλου
  • 2 σκελίδες σκόρδο, λιωμένες
  • 4 cm φρέσκια ρίζα τζίντζερ, τριμμένη
  • Αλάτι και πιπέρι
  • Ελαιόλαδο για το σωτάρισμα
  • 100 γρ. Κρέμα γάλακτος, χτυπημένη σε σαντιγύ
  • 100 γρ. ελληνικό γιαούρτι
  • 1 κ.γ. μέλι
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Σε μια βαθιά κατσαρόλα προσθέστε περίπου 5 κουταλιές της σούπας ελαιόλαδο και βάλτε τη σε χαμηλή φωτιά.
  2. Προσθέστε τα κρεμμύδια και μαγειρέψτε μέχρι να γίνουν διαφανή.
  3. Δεν θέλουμε να πάρουν χρώμα απλά να γίνουν διαφανή.
  4. Η διαδικασία αυτή λέγεται ίδρωμα των λαχανικών και γίνεται σε χαμηλή θερμοκρασία.
  5. Προσθέστε το σκόρδο και μαγειρέψτε για ένα λεπτό.
  6. Προσθέστε τα καρότα, αλάτι (περίπου 1 κουταλάκι του γλυκού) και πιπέρι και αφήστε να ιδρώσουν για μερικά λεπτά.
  7. Ρίξτε τα 3 φλιτζάνια από το ζωμό του κοτόπουλου και ανεβάστε τη θερμοκρασία ώστε να αρχίσει να βράζει.
  8. Όταν οι πρώτες φυσαλίδες αρχίζουν να βγαίνουν στην επιφάνεια, μειώστε τη θερμοκρασία σε χαμηλή και σιγοβράστε έως ότου τα καρότα να είναι μαγειρεμένα και μαλακά περίπου 30 λεπτά.
  9. Με το μπλέντερ χειρός πολτοποιήστε τα όλα μέσα στην κατσαρόλα ή μπορείτε να χρησιμοποιήσετε και μπλέντερ.
  10. Προσθέστε το τζίντζερ και δοκιμάστε για να δείτε αν χρειάζεται περισσότερο αλάτι ή πιπέρι.
  11. Τώρα εξαρτάται από εσάς πόσο αραιή ή πηχτή θέλετε να είναι η σούπα.
  12. Με τα τρία Κύπελλα είναι πηχτή, αλλά αν τη θέλετε πιο αραιή μπορείτε να προσθέσετε από ½ έως 1 φλυτζάνι από τον υπόλοιπο ζωμό.
  13. Εάν προσθέτετε ζωμό βάλτε την κατσαρόλα ξανά στην εστία και μαγειρέψτε για άλλα 2 λεπτά.
  14. Για να τη σερβίρουμε, ανακατέψτε απαλά σε ένα μπολ την κρέμα σαντιγί, το γιαούρτι και το μέλι και βάλτε από μία κουταλιά πάνω από κάθε σερβίρισμα.
  15. Μπορείτε να γαρνίρετε με το πράσινο μέρος από ένα φρέσκο κρεμμυδάκι ή λίγο σχοινόπρασο.


50 Responses to Carrot Soup with Greek Yogurt and Ginger

  1. This looks fantastic and a great source of vitamine C to keep us healthy during winter! :)

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  3. I love how beautiful and bright this soup is, perfect for a dreary winter day!

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  5. Soup looks so colorful and delicious! Am sure, it must be so comforting to have this soup in this cold weather.

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  7. Elizabeth says:

    A fantastic educational post and a fantastic delicious recipe too! I’m feeling a bit under the weather myself these days – the kids have brought some lurgy home from school and the weather itself is terrible!

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  9. Diane says:

    A gorgeous nourishing soup. Hope you feel better soon! Thanks you for posting that oath! So encouraging to read!

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  11. Kristen says:

    carrot soup might just be my favorite thing in the whole world.

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  13. Tara says:

    I just love carrot soup, we just made a big batch, yours looks delicious!!

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  15. This looks so wonderfully rich and creamy – no wonder your kiddos were crying for more! I love how you tied the natural, wholesome soup back to such very basic roots of wellness … back to Hippocrates. And I truly hope you’re feeling much better by now! It’s cold and flu season here in the States, as well, so this is just the kind of recipe for us to keep on hand!

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  17. Angela says:

    As I sit here watching the snow fall.. this looks wonderful and comforting. What beautiful flavors!

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  19. This looks awesome! So healthy and so yummy! It looks like it will pick you right up! I’ve pinned it to make soon.

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  21. Oh my dear friend, I hope you are feeling better! I love the bright orange hue of your soup…so refreshing and comforting! Take good care!

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  23. Nicole says:

    YUM! This carrot soup looks so filling and healthy!!

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  25. Miz Helen says:

    I just love Carrot Soup and this looks delicious. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  27. Beautiful photos! Love this flavorful and healthy soup..

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  29. grace says:

    carrots are a vegetable that i prefer in soup form! the color is glorious!

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  31. My Daddy was a physician. He always said that we should get our vitamins from our food. I did have an uncle who loved to juice and drink carrot juice so much that he turned orange. (hahaha!)

    By the way this recipe looks lovely. I love anything with ginger!

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  33. Sandra says:

    Hope this delicious soup gave you the boost you needed to feel better! I love a good soup when feeling under the weather!

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  35. I hope your feeling better. If the pictures of the soup are an indication, then you should be feeling fantastic!

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  37. I’m a big fan of carrot soup, this sounds so comforting and delicious!

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  39. Nicky says:

    I love the rich orange color of this. I will often juice carrots and add ginger to it. This soup would taste even more delicious than that juice.

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  41. LydiaF says:

    I’m in love with the color of this soup, so nicely showcased in the clear mugs :)

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  43. Adele says:

    That looks yummy, and I LOVE the way you have served it, stunning.

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  45. Susan says:

    What a pretty soup and so healthy too. I hope you are feeling better, Katerina

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  47. Sissi says:

    Wonderful carrot soup, Katerina! I love carrots so much… I eat them all year round, in so many different forms but have never made a carrot soup. Even though it’s new to me, I’m sure the ginger’s presence makes it irresistible! Carrot and ginger are a perfect combination.
    I know the doctors’ oath because I had a pleasure to be present when someone from my family officially became a doctor. If only all the doctors respected it….

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  49. Kallee says:

    A beautiful looking soup. I best it tastes wonderful!

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  51. kushi says:

    WOW! This looks so beautiful, creamy and flavorful :-)

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  53. Juliana says:

    Oh dear Katerina…I too was sick for almost 3 weeks…I hope you are feeling better…this carrot soup sounds and looks fabulous…I love the color and the creaminess…
    Have a good rest of the week :)

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  55. Liz says:

    What a lovely, creamy, flavorful soup! I hope it worked some magic on you and you’re feeling better.

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  57. One of my favorite soups, so healthy and full of flavor.

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  59. Barbara says:

    What a gorgeous color. Makes me feel better just looking at it. I have a cold…something rare for me….so wish I had that in my kitchen right now!

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  61. What unusual containers for your soup! Looks pretty!

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  63. ola says:

    Very nicely served in these glasses!

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  65. glria says:

    Beautiful Katerina ! I love all the seasons!! and this look delicious!!!!
    Hope you feel better soon!!!

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  67. I am thinking this soup will go great this weekend!!

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  69. mjskitchen says:

    What a great post! I really enjoyed reading the Hippocratic oath in its entirety. And a great lead into this fabulous soup! It’s so simple and love the combination of carrot and ginger. I need to make this this week. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  71. Suzanne says:

    Beautiful soup Katerina. Carrot and ginger are such a great combination. It looks delicious.

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  73. Cecilia says:

    Congratulations to your blog. You don’t just give a great recipe, you give information around it. Thank you!

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  75. Ενδιαφερουσα εκδοχη καροτόσουπας!

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  77. Τι υπέροχο χρώμα που έχει η σούπα σου Κατερίνα!
    Φωτεινό και λαμπερό! Ωραία ιδέα να τη σερβίρεις σε διάφανα σκεύη!
    Ελαφριά και χειμωνιάτικη, το σερβίρισμα με γιαούρτι και μέλι την κάνει ακόμα πιο νόστιμη!
    Σε φιλώ!

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  79. Pam says:

    Hope you’re feeling better now, Katerina! Your soup looks delicious and no wonder your sons were upset. Hippocrates was surely ahead of his time with realizing how food impacts a person’s health. Interesting post! Take care

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  81. I hope you a feeling better soon! I love this soothing carrot soup and also so very interesting to see the Hippocratic oath first hand. Your photos are gorgeous. Sharing of course! Take care of yourself

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  83. Stavroula says:

    Η σουπα φαίνεται υπεροχη, νοστιμη ξαι λαχταριστή! Θα τη δοκιμάσω οπωσδήποτε!

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  85. mia xara says:

    It looks great, Katerina!!I have a major weakness for creamy soup! Very nice blend! Hope you feel better in no time, have a great week, XOXO

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  87. Kate says:

    What a great combination of flavors! Carrots and ginger work so well together.

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  89. Marion says:

    Yπέροχο χρώμα!!
    Φανταστική παρουσίαση Κατερίνα μου.
    Αυτές οι σούπες κάνουν καλό 😉

    Φιλιά πολλά

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  91. We need more Hippocrates or docs should re read their oaths lol. Hope you feel better fats and the soups looks so delicious and comforting,

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  93. απίθανη σούπα, θρεπτική, ευπαρουσίαστη και πολύχρωμη! :)
    καλή εβδομάδα Κατερινάκι! σε φιλώ

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  95. Sues says:

    This soup is beautiful! Loving the color and how healthy and flavorful it sounds :)

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  97. Πολύ ωραία σουπίτσα!!!!

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  99. What a beautiful presentation! The soup looks light yet very flavourful and delicious.

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