Carrot & Coriander Soup

Carrot & Coriander Soup

This very tasty Carrot & Coriander Soup offers a cost-effective recipe that is easy to make at home. Use fresh coriander to produce the fragrant citrus taste & smell and serve with freshly baked bread. Perfect as a starter or main meal.

  • Serves: 2-4
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes
  • Ready In: 30-35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 450g / 1lb Carrots – sliced
  • 1 large Onion – sliced
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 3 shaves of Whole Nutmeg
  • 1.2 litres / 2 pints Vegetable Stock (2 stock cubes)
  • Large bunch of Fresh Coriander – washed and roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp Single Cream
  • Knob of Butter
  • Pinch of salt & black pepper to taste

Method

  1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan or stock pot
  2. Add the sliced carrots and onions to the hot pan and cook for around 5 minutes on a medium heat until they start to soften
  3. Add the ground coriander, salt, black pepper, nutmeg and knob of butter and mix well. Cook for approx 1 minute
  4. Gradually add the vegetable stock and bring to the boil
  5. Turn down the heat and simmer for approx 20-25 minutes until the vegetables are soft
  6. Take the pan off the hob and using an electric hand blender, blend the vegetables and liquid until smooth
  7. Add the single cream and heat slowly for a further 4 minutes, stirring occasionally
  8. Once ready to serve, stir in the fresh coriander
  9. If serving in individual bowls, add a sprig of fresh coriander to the top of the soup
  10. Serve with freshly baked bread or toast

Top Tips

  • To gain the best flavour, add the coriander to your Carrot & Coriander Soup just before serving
  • If using the stalks of the fresh coriander, you may want a quick whizz with the hand blender to soften them or just use the coriander leaves which are already soft

Recommended Equipment

  • Large stainless steel stock pot or saucepan (that will hold at least 4 pints / 2.27 litres)
  • Electric hand blender
  • Wooden spoon
  • Digital kitchen scales for measuring
  • Measuring spoons
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