Spiced Carrot – Tahini Soup

TAHINI NUTRITION Tahini is a delighful way to add powerful antioxidants and healthy fats to your diet, as well as a number of vitamins and minerals. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and its health benefits may include reducing risk factors for heart disease and protecting brain health.
15 min
60 min


  • 1 ½ pounds carrots peeled and cut 1-inch pieces
  • 1 potato peeled and diced
  • 1 small yellow onion cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup chopped Chinese celery
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil plus more for drizzling
  • ½ tsp curry powder
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • tsp ground turmeric
  • Pinch of cayenne if desired
  • Pinch of cinnamon powder
  • 1 strip of orange zest
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • ¼ tso ground black pepper
  • 4 cups vegetable broth or water
  • cup tahini
  • Drizzling of Ikarian honey for finish
  • 2 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar


  1. Heat the olive oil in a soup pot and sweat the carrots, potato, onions and celery over medium, with the lid closed, for five minutes. Stir in the garlic. Reduce heat and stir in the spices and orange zest. Cover and continue to sweat for 2 – 3 minutes, for the spice aromas to bloom.
  2. Add water or broth. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until the carrots are soft.
  3. Using an immersion blender, puree everything in the pot until smooth. Stir in the tahini and additional olive oil. Taste and adjust seasoning with balsamic vinegar.
  4. Serve and drizzle with a thin thread of tahini and Ikarian honey if desired.

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