Monday, March 14, 2011

Carrot & Potato Soup

A friend of mine gave me this years ago over a chat conversation because she'd just cooked it and loved it. I made it within the week because it seemed relatively easy and now it is a regular in any household kitchen I am a part of. This soup is easy, healthy (if you still believe white potatoes are the devil, please stop), and really, really yummy. Good enough for a dinner party, easy enough to make after work - my kind of soup! I always serve it with crusty bread, usually with olives through it.

Carrot & Potato Soup

1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tsp grated ginger
3 carrots, roughly chopped
2 potatoes, roughly chopped
1 tsp cumin
3 cups stock (I use Campbell's salt reduced vegetable)
Fresh coriander to serve
Greek yoghurt to serve

Fry onion, garlic & ginger in a deep pot until onion is clear
Add cumin, potatoes and carrot, cook until golden
Add stock, simmer until vegetables are tender
Take off the heat to cool
Puree in a blender or with a stick blender
Serve with a dollop of Greek yoghurt and a few coriander leaves

I always make double the batch, and double does 5-6 large serves, so I'd put the above at 3 generous servings or 4 small ones. Trust me, you won't want a small one.

Stay well,
Nat x


  1. YUM!!!

    I'm going to give this a go, I love souuuuuuuup!!

  2. This looks delicious and super nourishing!! It's just what I feel like now actually as the weather has turned cold/windy. Carrots, potatoes, ginger and coriander...great combination!! Note to self: make this soup soon!! :)
    Hannah x

  3. This looks so nice. I'm definitely going to have to try this!
    Yay for wintery foods!!

    - Michaela

  4. I tried this last night - oh so very yummy! And I love that its ingredient list is from items that I generally always have in the kitchen!

  5. Ah, soup season is coming - my favourite culinary time of the year :) I make a carrot soup too and people always think it's pumpkin.

  6. Cecilia it made my day that you tried it =) Glad you liked!