Super easy to make, this carrot soup is simple but really tasty, a great little lunch to take in to work.
INGREDIENTS (makes 3 portions)
1 tablespoon of butter
1 large onion
2 garlic cloves
1.5 teaspoons of ground coriander
4 tablespoons of fresh coriander
1 litre of vegetable stock or water
Half a lemon
Peel and chop the 5 carrots and 1 large onion, it doesn't have to be neat chopping as it will be blended. Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in a large pan over a medium heat. Add the chopped carrots and onion to the pan for 5 minutes or until soft.
Get ready the 1 litre of vegetable stock or boiling water, Add 1.5 teaspoons of ground coriander to the pan, along with 2 crushed garlic cloves. Stir and cook for 1 minute before adding the vegetable stock or water and bringing to a simmer. Cover the pan with a lid and continue to cook for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes remove from the heat and allow to cool, to save yourself from potential burns and your blender from a melt down. Whilst cooling, finely chop the 4 tablespoons of fresh coriander.
Once cool, squeeze in the juice of half a lemon and add a pinch or two of salt and pepper. Transfer the soup to a blender and give it a good whizz. Once it is blended, stir in the chopped coriander.