Roasted Carrot White Bean & Tahini Soup

Roasted Carrot White Bean & Tahini Soup

Soup served in espresso or demitasse cups as an appetizer is a nice touch especially for Thanksgiving and other gatherings during the fall and winter months.  Roasted Carrot White Bean & Tahini Soup topped with raw pumpkin seeds for a little crunch is simply flavored and won’t conflict with the main meal.

Guests always feel special when I serve appetizer soup in the demitasse cups I’ve collected over the years.

Appetizer soups are a warm and welcoming hors-d’oeuvre that’s just as nutritious as it is delicious.

Roasted Carrot White Bean & Tahini Soup

Roasted Carrot White Bean & Tahini Soup

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Course: #Holiday, Appetizer, Dinner, easyappetizers, EasySideDishRecipes, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: #carrots, #glutenfree, tahini, white beans
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 423kcal


  • 18 Carrots peeled & roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 Yellow Onion medium, diced
  • 3 stalks Celery chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic minced
  • 4 cups Vegetable Broth organic, low-sodium
  • 2 cups White Navy Beans cooked, drained & rinsed
  • 1 tsp Turmeric organic
  • 1/4 cup Tahini
  • 1/2 Lemon juiced
  • Sea Salt & Pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, toss the chopped carrots with half of the olive oil.  Spread the carrots over the baking sheet and roast for 40 minutes, tossing halfway through cooking.
  • In a large pot, heat the remainder of the olive oil.  Add the onion and celery and cook for 7-10 minutes or until softened.  Add garlic and cook 2 to 3 minutes longer.
  • Add the roasted carrots, vegetable broth, white beans, turmeric and tahini to the pot.  Use an immersion blender to puree until completely smooth.  Add lemon juice, salt, and pepper to taste.
  • Keep warm on the stove and if serving as an appetizer, divide between demitasse cups and garnish with raw pumpkin seeds.


Additional Notes/Suggestions:
No Immersion Blender:  Use a regular high-speed blender instead, ensuring there is a place in the lid for the steam to escape.
Carrot Tip:  If using different sized carrots, aim for about 0.5 lb of carrots per serving.
No Carrots:  Use sweet potato instead.
Leftovers:  Refrigerate in an airtight container up to 4 days or freeze up to 6 months.
Additional Toppings:  Greek-style gluten-free plain yogurt, sesame seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, roasted vegetables, cinnamon or extra turmeric.

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Nutrition Facts
Roasted Carrot White Bean & Tahini Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 423 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 886mg39%
Potassium 1447mg41%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 20g83%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 46550IU931%
Vitamin C 23.1mg28%
Calcium 230mg23%
Iron 6.5mg36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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