Home Cooking & Recipes Vegan Recipe: Carrot Soup Za’atar with Smoked Paprika

Vegan Recipe: Carrot Soup Za’atar with Smoked Paprika

Carrot Soup by Matthew Kenney

Carrot Soup by Matthew Kenney

With temperatures starting to cool off, here is a quick and easy recipe from raw food pioneer, Matthew Kenney. This carrot soup is the perfect way to warm up this fall and winter!

Ingredients, Serves 4-6

1lb carrots
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin seed
1/8 teaspoon ground fennel seed
1/8 teaspoon ground peppercorn
1/2 teaspoon coriander seed
1/8 teaspoon caraway seed
2 bay leaves
1 quart vegetable stock
1 teaspoon salt
1 shallot
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 lemon, zested


– Preheat the oven to 375. Peel and cut the carrots in large pieces. Toss the carrots in olive oil and salt. Roast the carrots at 375 for 45 minutes.
– Peel and slice the shallot
– Saute the shallot in olive oil and the spices
– Add the stock, salt and carrots to the pot
– Bring to a boil and then add the bay leaf and lower to simmer for 30 minutes
– Remove the bay leaf
– Season with lemon juice and zest
– Blend until smooth


A pioneer of high end plant-based cuisine, Matthew Kenney guides a lifestyle brand that merges culinary art with nutrition. The brand employs innovative techniques and creative thinking to prepare minimally processed, plant-based cuisine that’s delicious, vibrant and healthy. These principles guide every restaurant kitchen, culinary classroom, product and service of the company. MKC’s restaurants include Plant Food + Wine with locations in Venice, CA and Miami, FL; vegan pizza concept 00+Co in New York City’s East Village and Arata in Maine. In addition to successful restaurants, MKC operates culinary academies in Venice, CA; Belfast, ME; Miami, FL and the unmatched online platform accessible at www.matthewkenneycuisine.com/education. Plant Café in Bahrain, Kenney’s first restaurant outside of North America, is slated to open in the fall of 2017 alongside new brand division, Matthew Kenney Wellness. As the leader of Matthew Kenney Cuisine, Kenney continues to revolutionize perceptions of food through health and wellness, continually pushing the boundaries of high end plant-based cuisine with the goal of promoting healthy, conscious lifestyle choices, beginning with food and branching out into a full, holistic lifestyle promoting physical and mental well-being.