Carrot and Coriander soup

I made another batch of soup last night  – it is fantastic! I took some to work today and attracted a small crowd of people brandishing spoons who wanted a ‘go’.  I didn’t get around the taking a photo but it is a lovely golden colour and the flavour is just gorgeous. This one can be frozen so is great for batch cooking and is a total doddle to make.



  • 450g carrots, chopped (roughly a standard supermarket ‘bag’. I had just under and it turned out fine)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 or 2 garlic cloves (sliced/crushed) or 1 teaspoon garlic puree
  • 1 tablespoon plain flour
  • 1.5 pints vegetable or chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons of fresh or dried coriander
  • Salt and pepper

You will need a large saucepan and a hand held blender or a food processor


  • Melt the butter in the pan and add the onion and garlic. Soften over heat.
  • Over a low heat, add the flour and mix thoroughly.
  • Add the stock bit by bit, stirring until blended.
  • Add the carrots and coriander. Bring the soup to the boil and then  lower the heat and leave to simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and season to taste.
  • Blend the soup thoroughly until it takes on a smooth, even consistency.

If you’ve never made soup before you’ve really got to give this one a go. It couldn’t be easier and tastes great. If you like carrots that is.

If anyone tries it out, let me know how you get on. Also, I love collecting recipes for good basics to go in my folder so if you’ve got a good soup recipe, let me know! There’s going to be a lot of soup action over the next few weeks…

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5 thoughts on “Carrot and Coriander soup

  1. Oh I’m in soup mode too!

    Leek and potato is my fave, though I also do lots of minestrone as I find it’s a great “use everything up” soup. You can pretty much bung anything in and it tastes great with a dash of pesto. And because it’s got pasta and/or rice and/or lentils you can make a whole meal out of it. Just make sure you add the magic ingredient – a slice of bacon (cut up!).

    We’ve also had a lot of squash in our veg box recently, and a lovely squash soup goes down a treat here. Loads of simple recipes online with the basic principle – sweat, stock, herbs, boil, simmer.

    AND – finally – this one’s a teeny weeny bit more complicated (but not by much) have you tried french onion soup? It’s looooooovely, but it’s more brothy so not a filling all-in-one meal. Quite cheap though, because you mainly use onions!

  2. Chaotic Kerri

    Love carrot and coriander soup but haven’t tried it with garlic, will give it a go next time. Will be trying Kat’s minestrone too.

  3. am a massive carrot and coriander soup fan. I, too, have not tried it with garlic – will do so!

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