Carrot and Coriander Soup

Once a week I am going to try to touch base with the soup in the title of this blog. No bladi-bladi-bla, no anedoctes nor introduction, if I can help it....just a good straight forward recipe.

This week is my
Carrot and Coriander Soup

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 800g  carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 1.25l (2 pints) vegetable stock or chickenstock 
  • 2tbs fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 bay leaf
  • A dollop of cream or Greek yogurt per bowl, this recipe should serve 6


Heat the olive oil in a pan, stir in all the spices.
Add carrots onion and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
Add the bouillon, the bay leave bring to boil, lower the heat and simmer for 25 minutes
Allow to cool slightly, transfer to a food processor and blend- you might want to do this in batches or not to add all the liquid.
Served topped with fresh coriander, you also have to option to add a dollop of cream or Greek yogurt in each bowl.


Shaheen said...

This is one of my favourite all time soups - for me the coriander makes it. Love your soup bowl too.

Solange Berchemin of Pebble Soup said...

Hi Shaheen- you are so right the addition of coriander and in this recipe spices, really help to elevate the humble carrot. My soup bowl is a bit special- it was presented to me by Yumiko, a Japanese teacher, when I left high pressure head of is history

Phil said...

I tried a soup yesterday courtesy of River Cottage. Real christmassy. Chestnut & Sage. I happened to have a tin of unsweetned Chestnut puree in the cupboard. He used fresh ones but puree worked. I thought it was great and a change. Onions, garlic chestnuts veg stock and sage ( Ihad lots in the garden)
Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Solange Berchemin of Pebble Soup said...

Oh Phil, this sounds absolutely gorgeous, I will be thinking of topping this next week- thanks for following

Karen S Booth said...

Classic combination and a favourite of mine, I LOVE your rustic bowl too!



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