Posts Tagged With: Carrot

Green soup (recipe)

Another one of my very own recipes. Very simple veggie soup that I made as a pre-dinner snack as I wanted something comforting, healthy and easy to fill me up before my husband got home, and I had some courgette that just needed to be used.

Enjoy!

Green soup

Green soup

Servings: 2 large, 3 average

Ingredients:

  • Onion, 1/2 medium diced
  • Garlic, 1 clove chopped
  • Vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon
  • Salt, 1 teaspoon
  • Pepper, 2 teaspoons
  • Courgette (zucchini), 1 large diced
  • Swede (rutabaga), 1 cup diced
  • Spinach, 1 cup frozen
  • Carrot, 1 large diced
  • Chicken broth, 4 cups

Steps:

  1. Saute the onions and garlic with the vegetable oil, until the onion is transparent.
  2. Add the salt and pepper.
  3. Add the all the vegetables and chicken broth. Let boil covered until vegetables are soft.
  4. Serve as is for a chunky soup, or blend it for a creamy soup
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Cream of carrot and basil

Have you ever had the feeling that you are doing something very wrong but you just don’t care because it’s feels so good? And no, I’m not talking about anything related to sex (I’m a married lady, so you better be respectful there!). I’m talking food.

As I wrote before I went experimenting with making cream soups.

The recipe I followed is pretty much nail on when it comes to creating a creamy decadent soup.

Cream of carrot and basil

I decided to go for carrot as I had lots at home, and there’s only so much carrot one can bake/mash/microwave/hide in pasta sauce.

Carrots are usually paired with coriander in soup. I’m not a big fan of coriander, and I didn’t have any in any case. I did have basil (I have a plant in my kitchen window sill actually), so carrot and basil cream soup on the menu today.

I followed the recipe pretty accurately. I ended up using about 3 tablespoons of flour, 3 cups of vegetable broth, a (biggish) twig of basil as an aromatic, vegetable oil (not butter), and 1/2 cup of cream.

The soup was amazing. If anything I’ll use 1/4 cup of cream next time I use this recipe. Decadent food is nice, but there’s something as too decadent.

Cream of carrot and basil

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