It’s getting cold. I hate it when that happens. I mean, I love hot chocolate, the sound of rain, dressing gowns and all the other lovely things that come with winter, but I hate being cold. Luckily, this new recipe is the perfect solution to those days when you seem to have a constant chill and can’t sniffling into your Kleenex ❄
I gave this a go because it’s my favourite flavour of soup and I’ve always wanted to try my hand at creating my own version. I made this to stretch for two servings, but it’s really simple to make for more or less – just adjust the amount of water and add a couple more carrots! A bowl of this soup will only cost you around 75 calories too.
So, this is how I did it…
- Because I wanted something that tasted rich and warming, I melted some butter in a pan for this recipe before throwing in the chopped carrot and onion. You can just use oil or cooking spray though.
- This is fried for a few minutes on a high heat before turning down and adding garlic, salt, pepper and a load of dried coriander.
- A vegetable stock cube got crumbled into around 0.75 litres of boiling water and dissolved, before pouring into the pan with the vegetables.
- I left this to cook for around 15-20 minutes, simmering until the veggies were soft enough to blend.
- I’ve only got a small hand blender, so I left the pan to cool a little before blending everything together. If you’ve got a full-sized stand alone blender, you can pour it all in there straight away and whizz it to your heart’s content. Either way, blend until no chunks are left.
- For a last zing of flavour, I sprinkled a touch more black pepper and dried coriander once it is in a bowl, and served.
- Reheat on the hob or in the microwave if it’s cooled down too much during blending.
3 small (but not baby) carrots, chopped – 60p – ASDA Grower’s Selection Organic Carrots
1 medium onion, chopped – 15.8p – Brown Onions – Tesco
1 vegetable stock cube – 43p – ASDA Stock Cubes, Vegetable
0.75 litres boiled water – free!
Dried coriander – 69p – ASDA Coriander Leaf
Obviously coriander is kind of an essential one for this recipe! Other seasoning you will need to add is some dried garlic, salt and black pepper.