Monday, 7 March 2011

Sunny Soup Day

Since it is very surprisingly sunny and warm in Aberdeen, I decided to make some colorful and healthy Spicy Carrot & Coriander Soup. The recipe is quite similar to the Carrot & Coriander Soup on BBC Good Food site, with a few additions.

The Boyfriend is a real meat lover, but when it comes to soups - he makes an exception. He wouldn't be happy eating 'veggie' food, but apparently vegetable soups don't count. This is definately one of his favourites, alongside homemade tomato soup.


SPICY CARROT & CORIANDER SOUP

1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 chopped onion
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 peeled and chopped potato
450g peeled and chopped carrots
1 litre water
2 chicken stock cubes
2 tbsp double cream
1/2 squeezed lime
salt and black pepper to taste
handful chopped fresh coriander

Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion and garlic, then fry for 5 minutes until softened. Stir in the ground coriander, chili powder and potato, then cook for 1 minute. Add the carrots and stock, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat. Cover and cook for 20 mins until the carrots are tender. Add the fresh coriander and blend with a hand blender until smooth. Add the double cream and lime juice. Taste, add salt and black pepper if necessary, then reheat to serve. Garnish with fresh coriander.

The soup was absolutely delicious for tea with the focaccia that I made earlier. The soup has only 115 kcal per serving without the double cream and with the cream just slightly more. Me and the Boyfriend got so inspired with the healthiness and vitamin A fullness of the food, that we decided to go for a jog afterwards. Since I've still got energy after the jog, I'm going to do some yoga! Happy Monday!

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