Saturday, November 12, 2011

#90 Roasted Carrots and Coriander soup (Vegan)

carrot and coriander soup

A family favourite and very easy to make, I recently tried to roast the carrots for this soup before blending and the result was just great!

It is a very delicious vegetarian soup. Sometimes I use chicken stock, but this vegan version it was replaced with vegetable stock.

Don't hesitate to try this very humble, fast and easy to make, but rich in taste soup!


(Serves 5-6 )

for roasting:
700 gr carrots - peeled and coped in 3 cm pieces
1 medium onion - peeled, quartered and cut in half
1 large or 2 small garlic cloves
2 tbsp olive oil

for the soup:
1.4 l vegetable stock
salt to taste
1 tbsp olive oil
1tsp ground coriander
ground pepper

a handful of fresh coriander leaves


Line a roasting pan with foil and place the vegetables. Drizzle the olive oil and sprinkle some salt.
Roast in 200 C oven for 15 minutes and make sure they don't burn (very much). Remove from the oven and leave to cool for a while.
In the meantime heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a pan and add the ground coriander and leave to fry for 10-20 seconds very carefully it doesn't burn. Add the roasted vegetables and cover with the vegetable stock. Bring to the boil, simmer for 5 minutes, stop the heat, then blend. I used a hand blender with metal stem so it can work with hot liquids.
When smooth enough, sprinkle some black pepper and adjust salt to taste.
Add the finely chopped coriander leaves, mix well, cover with lid and leave to rest for 5 minutes. Then serve.


Dzoli said...

Another excuse for me to use coriander;) I love this herb:)

Sneige said...

I first used to hate it (when I first tried it) but now even prefer it to parsley - it's all in the aroma! :)

Sylvia said...

Happen the same with me. I hate it at first time. Your soup looks delicious and the pic is so beautiful with lovely colors

mia xara said...

Sounds full of flavour;a great way to start a meal!Have a great weekend!

thelittleloaf said...

Your photos are absolutely gorgeous...what a delicious warming winter soup. Best served with lots of crusty bread, of course :-)

Lola Lobato said...

Mmmmm, delicious comfort food!!!

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