Last few days have been a bit crazy. My daughter brought some kind of flu from the kindergarten so we ended up all sick and that’s why I couldn’t post anything earlier, sorry for that!
Even though we were all sick, we still had to eat something, right? 😉 And that is why I bring to you this quick and easy recipe for a carrot soup. It will warm your body up and give you a hearty comfortable feeling. Thanks to the combination of the ingredients and spices it is perfect for this cold autumn days, especially when you’re sick.
What will you need for approximately 6 portions?
- 6-8 carrots
- 1 white and 1 red onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/2 tsp of dry turmeric
- 1/2 tsp of ground coriander seeds
- 1 tbsp of brown cane sugar
- 1 l of vegetable stock
- 1 cup of heavy cream
- salt and pepper to taste
Dice the onions, crush and cut the garlic cloves. Heat up a bit of oil or butter in a high pot and put in the onions, let them a while and add the garlic. In the meantime clean the carrots, dice half of them and grate the other half. Add them to the pot with the spoon of brown cane sugar and let everything caramelize.
After that, add the turmeric and coriander. Turmeric not only gives the soup a better colour, but also a touch of spiciness and its known for its other benefits (antioxidant and anti-inflammatory). Together with the coriander you’ll have a new unique flavour and nice aroma.
Warm up your vegetable stock, add it and simmer everything for 30 minutes. Then blend everything thoroughly. You can use a hand blender, but I prefer the normal one because the result is much smoother.
Take the soup out from the heat, add the heavy cream and mix it well. Taste it and if necessary add salt and pepper.
At the end you can garnish the plate with coriander or parsley leaves. By the way, this is the kind of soup you can experiment with, instead of heavy cream you can add coconut cream, use ginger instead of garlic, add more spices or chilli and all the sudden a simple carrot soup will become super exotic! Enjoy!