Tuesday, January 31, 2012

carrot and cilantro soup recipe

A while ago somebody (my sister Claire) asked for me to put more recipes on here. She is not the boss of me, but we had a very good carrot soup for dinner last night. I have another carrot soup recipe with ginger and peanut butter in it, but the children don't like that one as much, and always complain when I make it, because they are spoiled and should have to work in a salt mine. Also my brothers-in-law hate it. At a New Year's Eve party a few years ago I served the ginger carrot soup and spring rolls, and it was not a successful menu.

Carrot and Cilantro Soup
(from Country Living)
Makes 4 (1 1/2 C) servings

1 large onion, chopped
2 t ground coriander*
2 lbs. carrots, sliced
1 1/2 quarts stock (I used chicken)
1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped

Heat a couple tablespoons of olive oil in a large, heavy pan. Add the onions and coriander, cover, and cook on low heat until the onion is soft (I also let it get a little brown), about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add carrots and a cup of the stock. Cook, covered, until carrots are soft, 15-20 minutes. Add the rest of the stock and bring to a high simmer. Blend with an immersion blender (or put it through a blender or food processor). Serve and garnish with chopped cilantro. I also recommend diced avocado.

*They said to use whole coriander and crush it, which is bull unless you like eating popcorn hulls in your soup. Go for the ground.


All8 said...

With your kids and mine, we could have a great gang of miners... Sometimes one might feel as if I'd forced them to clean an outhouse and then lick their fingers before washing.

I'm loving roasting my veg before making it into soup. Probably nutritionally defunct but oh so good. Especially butternut and tomato (not together, ewww.)

I'd love to see your go to recipes! (Oh, especially for groan inducing, eye rolling fare; cuz as a momma, I need more of that.)

(Insert maniacal momma laugh here.)

tipsybaker said...

Oh, you should definitely check out the Greens cookbooks -- they are full of excellent vegetarian vegetable soups that everyone likes. You will chop till you think your arm will fall off -- that is the trouble with vegetarian food -- but you will be happy with the soups.

Tori said...

Carrot soup does not sound like it could possibly be satiating. Rebuttal?

amy greenway said...

Will you post the other carrot soup recipe as well? Is it Thai? Ginger and peanut butter...yum.

highdeekay said...

Cilantro = yummy goodness.

Also, I'm with Amy ... interested in the ginger, PB, carrot recipe.

Thanks! Keep sharing your deliciousness.