Recently I decided to find out which soups were Britain’s favourites. After much searching I could only find one survey – and that is from 2011. So, I’ve decided to take matters into my own hands and create my own survey to see if we can discover the top soups in 2018. If you want to take part in the survey please follow my Soup Maker Recipes FB page where I will soon be publishing the survey (plus entry into a little prize draw for those who take part!)
But, in the meantime, I’m pretty confident that Carrot & Coriander will feature in Britain’s Favourite soups, so please read on and see how I made this delicious soup in my soup maker.
Carrot and coriander soup is easy to make, you can use ground coriander or fresh coriander, or as I prefer, both. It’s a good idea to add the fresh coriander to the soup right at the end to get as much flavour as possible. I don’t bother to chop up the coriander leaves, I just throw them all in, stalks and all. I add them at the end of the soup cycle (I use the smooth setting) and then simply use the blend function on the soup maker which runs for 20 seconds.
If you want to make the soup creamier you can stir in some cream or crème fraîche at the end too.
At the end, garnish with more coriander leaves, croutons, or leave it just as it is.
Side Note: I use the Morphy Richards Soup Makers, I actually have 2 of them, both of them have the sauté function, which I love. There are differences between the two models and I will go into greater depth in a soon to be published blog post. As a quick summary, the latest one has more features as well as the ability to make fewer portions (and therefore less potential waste) but you also have to keep the lid on to use the sauté function unlike the previous model where you can sauté with the lid off (which I prefer).
Carrot and Coriander Soup (In A Soup Maker)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 800 g carrots roughly chopped
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1 litre vegetable stock
- fresh coriander a large handful
- Optional: Saute chopped onions in olive oil
- Add remaining ingredients apart from fresh coriander
- Set off on smooth
- At end of cycle remove lid and add in fresh coriander. Stir in to soup
- Blend manually
- Season if required