Honeyed carrot soup

Honeyed carrot soup

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

Kids love this rich, warming soup but it's sophisticated enough for adults, too

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
116
protein
3g
carbs
16g
fat
5g
saturates
3g
fibre
6g
sugar
14g
salt
0.59g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 small leeks, sliced
  • 800g carrots, roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp clear honey
  • small pinch dried chilli flakes (optional)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2½ l vegetable stock
  • soured cream or yogurt, to serve

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Method

  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Add the leeks to the pan, then cook for 3 mins until starting to soften. Add the carrots, honey, chilli (if using) and bay leaf, then cook for 2 mins.
  2. Pour in the stock, bring to the boil, then simmer for 30 mins. Blend the soup in batches, return to a clean pan, then season to taste. When ready to serve, bring back to a simmer, then ladle into mugs. Add a swirl of soured cream or yogurt and serve with garlic bread or bacon butties.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2007

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ms_diva88's picture
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Gorgeous recipe, easy to make and tasty. Was surprisingly thick without any starchy veg and froze well. Will definitely make it again as a quick starter

gems86's picture
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Just made this soup and it tastes amazing!

litlemermaid's picture
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Absolutely lovely soup-added more than a pinch of chilli flakes, and only a litre of stock as I like a thick soup. Can't imagine how thin it would be with 2.5ltrs of stock!

paysag's picture
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A fantasic recipe for using-up left over carrots. Added black pepper, chilli flakes and paprika for a bit of a kick.

skaurd's picture
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Lovely tasty soup, makes a change from the usual carrot and coriander. I agree with some of the other raters that it could have done with slightly less stock - perhaps 2 litres.

stace871's picture
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This recipe is brilliant!! Ive made this soup several times and it never fails to please...love it

tinalightfoot's picture
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A superb soup made with carrots from the allotment and homemade stock: good stock is essential.

onyte1's picture
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Very delicious, easy to make soup. My family had triple portions!

ttubnad's picture
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Made this to take to work and heat up- very nice!
Only needs 2 litres of stock unless you like soup weak

abigailsian's picture
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Lovely soup but agree it doesn't need as much stock as stated

littleredridinghood's picture
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Very easy to make and will make again!!!

marcomolo's picture
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Super easy and tasty! Delicious sweet carrotty flavour, not much seasoning needed. Perfect for a cold winter's evening!

sailorgirl700's picture
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Really good soup, I only used 1.5l of vegetable stock and did not add the yoghurt at the end I did not think it needed anything else as it tasted so great. Served with home made soda bread.

davellani's picture
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A fantastic recipe. "oh my God, this is really nice!" is the usual comment... I tend not to use so much stock.

kljones01's picture
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Yummy soup, made a few times and had for lunch in work. Really easy to make as well.

kljones01's picture
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Yummy soup, made a few times and had for lunch in work. Really easy to make as well.

eiainlennon's picture

I did a two part stock, half chicken and half mushroom, delicious too!

susannahgrammar's picture
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As the others have commented: yummy, easy, and better with less stock - 1.5 L is enough. I also added more honey than suggested, until I could really taste it under the chili. I suppose it depends on what kind of honey you are using.

aliki33's picture

I want to cook this, tomorrow! I'll to manage!!!!
It looks very Yummy!!!!

obbiebonns's picture
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Just lovely!!

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