I love trying out different flavours and at Christmas, I do love adding Christmas flavour to more every day recipes. This soup is easy to make and the extra flavour mean it does taste Christmas with a warm flavour too.
This recipe as all soup recipes is easily doubled. This gives 4 good servings. For a more filling soup add an extra or two potatoes. I tend to always do this as being gluten-free my soup doesn’t come with gorgeous hunks of bread. So as you can see the photo is a thicker soup. Equally for a lighter soup use either none or just one potato.
To make this soup your need:
- 450g (1lb) Carrots peeled & sliced (add more if you wish)
- I large onion peeled & chopped
- 3 medium potatoes peeled & chopped
- 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
- 900ml (1 1/2pt) of vegetable stock ( I used a Kallo organic as they are gluten-free and rather good!)
- 1 tbls of oil (I used Sunflower as it a nice plain oil)
- zest of 1 orange
- Juice of 1 orange
- 1/4 tsp All spice
- 1/4 tsp Mixed spice
- 1/4 tsp of smoked paprika or chilli
- A good grind of black pepper (no salt needed because of the stock cube)
- 3-4 tbls of fresh coriander.
To make you need to:
- Gently heat the oil in a large pan
- Add onion and cook until just beginning to soften.
- Add carrot and potato, cook until beginning to soften.
- Add garlic, cook for a further 2 minutes.
- Season with the black pepper
- Add stock and bring to the boil. ( I use a pressure cooker so if using one at this point put the lid on and bring up to temperature)
- Once brought to the boil, turn down and simmer until veg is completely soften. About 20 minutes. Pressure cooker once up to temperature I give it 12 minutes.
- Add orange juice, orange zest, fresh coriander and spices then whizz up in the blend or like me use the hand blender (could not be without one of these!).
- Season to taste, add more spices if you think they are needed as just gently heat through for a minute or two.
Sprinkle a little fresh coriander to serve and then you have it. A warming carrot and coriander soup with a bit of Christmas zing and it does taste of Christmas.
Serve with hunks of bread and if you use the potato in it, it does makes a nice filling meal.
This soup is very freezer friendly so get cooking up and have in the freezer for when you need it.
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