I often think carrot soup can be difficult to get right. What it needs is something spicy, sour, bitter or salty to offset the sweetness of the carrots. Otherwise I feel like I’ve had enough after just a few spoonfuls. I’ve had bad carrot soup but I’ve also had soups I’ve wanted to make again straightaway such as this carrot and tahini one.
Even so, when I picked carrot and ginger soup for this month’s Random Recipes I didn’t want to make it. I waited. There are always a few recipes I plan to make each month but never get around to. This month I though it would be the carrot soup. Then along came National Vegetarian Week from 19-25 May, which made carrot soup so much harder to avoid. In the end, I gave in and made the soup.