Carrot Soup

Hello and thanks for popping by. Autumn is most definitely here and with it the very changeable weather. One minute blue skies and warming sunshine only to vanish, in a flash of lightening, to deep grey clouds, swirling winds and cold, drenching rain. Autumnal weather has all the consistency of a teenager’s mood swings!!! One thing that is guareented to brighten the dreariest day is this vibrant orange, Carrot Soup by my very talented and beautiful friend Liz over at Teta Lizza’s Kitchen.

Carrot Soup warming and comforting www.feastingisfun.com
Carrot Soup warming and comforting www.feastingisfun.com

 

Liz and I ‘met’ over on Twitter. We were both newbies to both the blogging and Tweeting world and I guess we found a kindred spirit in each other. If you haven’t visited Liz’s Kitchen at Teta Lizza, pop over, her site is warm, welcoming and bursting with delicious recipes.

So we live on seperate continents. That hasn’t stopped us from having a giggle, realising that we are very alike in some ways and supporting each other as we both continue our journey in the ‘blogosphere’!

Carrot Soup beautiful, good for you and delicious www.feastingisfun.com
Carrot Soup beautiful, good for you and delicious www.feastingisfun.com

 

Forever I will be thankful to Liz for making and posting this Carrot Soup. The subtle hint of ginger gently warms you through as you consume this delicious soup. The beautiful sweetness of the carrots contrasts with the sharp, salty, Stilton, crumbled into the middle. Liz uses Parsley to garnish her soup and that too would be delicious, as would a swirl of cream, dollop of creme fraiche…. the garnishing possibilities are endless. It must be said, though, that without garnish, this soup is entirely delicious on it’s own. Accompanied by nothing more than a good, thick, slice of bread, for dunking and mopping!

Carrot Soup garnish with Stilton cheese www.feastingisfun.com
Carrot Soup garnish with Stilton cheese www.feastingisfun.com

 

Recipe : Serves four portions of Carrot Soup

1tbsp Olive Oil

1 Medium Onion diced

450g/1lb Carrots – peeled and medium diced

1 Large Potato – baking sized, peeled and medium diced

1tsp Fresh Grated Ginger

1 litre/Approx 2pints Water

1 Vegetable Stock Cube – if not making vegetarian version, a chicken stock cube is fine

Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper to season

Stilton Cheese to garnish – optional

Method :

Pour the Olive Oil into a heavy based pan, over a medium heat.

Add the diced onions and a small sprinkle (1/4tsp) of salt. Sautée the onions until soft and translucent – adding the salt will help stop them browning.

Add the carrots and potatoes to the softened onions.
Add the carrots and potatoes to the softened onions.

 

Stir the vegetables over a medium/low heat for a minute.

Grate 1tsp of fresh ginger and add to the pan.
Grate 1tsp of fresh ginger and add to the pan.
Add the water and stock cube to the vegetables.
Add the water and stock cube to the vegetables.

 

Add a good grinding of black pepper. I wouldn’t add any additional salt at this stage as the stock cube contains salt.

Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat and allow the soup, covered with a lid, to simmer for half an hour.

Once the soup has finished cooking move the pan off of the heat.

Purée using a hand held blender.
Purée using a hand held blender.
Carrot Soup have a final taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
Carrot Soup have a final taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.

 

Serve the Carrot Soup ladled into warmed bowls and garnished with some crumbled Stilton Cheese and thick slices of homemade bread.

Carrot Soup with delicious homemade bread for dunking!
Carrot Soup with delicious homemade bread for dunking!

 

This Carrot Soup warms you right through. Perfect for lunch after a long walk, admiring the changing colours of the season and kicking through the fallen leaves.

What are your favourite Autumn activities?

You may also like this Crunchy Seeded Bread to make and enjoy with this delicious soup.

Sammie x

 

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Hi, I'm Sammie, a young 40 something girl who loves life, Jesus, her family, cooking, gardening and photography. I have a passion for sharing and encouraging others to share. My way to show love is through food whilst having fun. Hence Feasting Is Fun!!

10 thoughts on “Carrot Soup”

  1. Be still my heart! I’m so touched that you made and featured this recipe here on your site. Your soup looks so warm and inviting and I’m absolutely lovin’ your addition of the Stilton cheese – next level Sammie! Friendship has definitely been a very positive “plus” of starting a blog – two awesome gals loving food, sharing a laugh and enjoying the ups and downs each day brings. You’re an absolute sweetheart! Thanks again and hope the fam enjoyed it as well! – Liz

    1. Ah Liz thank you, it’s your recipe x. I loved following a recipe to the letter – not something I do often enough. It has just passed my chief taste tester’s, seal of approval! May we be laughing, creating and cooking each other’s recipes for many, many years to come. Sammie xox

    1. Yes Ashley I completely agree, such a beautiful season. I love the way the low sun lights the changing colours of the leaves. I think this soup compliments the season perfectly. Thank you for leaving a comment. Sammie x

  2. What a fabulous soup! The Stilton topping sounds fabulous!!!It feels like autumn is coming—and comfort foods like soup will be on our menu soon.

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