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Winter Warmer- Spicy Carrot Soup

We have another Winter Warmer soup recipe for you try now the weather has turned a little chilly. This Spicy Carrot Soup has a nice warming kick to it from the spices, but nothing that will leave your mouth on fire. Enjoy on it’s own or with a few slices of seeded bread. 

Carrots are packed full of nutritional benefits. The beta-carotene content is associated with healthy levels of vitamin A in the body, which help keep your vision in tip top condition, strong immunity and general good health.

Ingredients

  • a drizzle of your prefered oil, i used rapeseed oil.
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tsp of ground cummin
  • 1 tsp of coriander
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp paprike
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper (this depends on how hot you want it)
  • 100g of potato, cubed
  • 600g of peeled and chopped carrots
  • 1.2L of vegetable stock
  • Salt and pepper to season to taste.

In a large saucepan, heat the oil then add your onion and garlic to soften. Once soft, add all the spices and stir into the onions. Then add the carrots, potato and stock. 

Bring this to the boil then reduce the heat and cover the saucepan. Leave for 20-30 minutes or until the vegetables are soft when you stick a knife in. Then I used a hand blender to make the soup silky smooth, you can also use a food processor. This batch should give you enough for 4 servings, so you can freeze any left overs for another day. 

If you like the sound of this why not check out our Spinach and Green Lentil Soup recipe.

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