Foodie, Recipes


The blades of a powerful Vitamix blender reach such a high speed that they create enough heat to friction-cook ingredients, making it a convenient tool for preparing soups like this one, which is bursting with the fresh flavor of carrots, ginger and orange juice. Paired with a loaf of crusty bread and a salad, it makes a refreshing spring meatless Monday meal.


  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and sliced
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 1 can (14 oz./440 g) coconut milk
  • 3-inch (7.5-cm) piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Crème fraîche for garnish (optional)
  • Chopped fresh chives for garnish (optional)


1. In a sauté pan over medium heat, warm the olive oil. Add the onion and carrots and sauté until the vegetables are tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.

2. In a Vitamix blender, combine the orange juice, coconut milk, onion, carrots and ginger in the order listed. Cover with the lid. Set the Vitamix to 1 and turn the machine on. Slowly increase the speed to high and continue blending until steam escapes from the lid, about 6 minutes. Remove the lid, taste the soup and season with salt and pepper.

3. Divide the soup between 2 bowls, garnish with the crème fraîche and chives, and serve immediately. Serves 2.

Williams Sonoma Test Kitchen

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