Honeyed carrot soup

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins


Serves 6
Kids love this rich, warming soup but it's sophisticated enough for adults, too

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal116
  • fat5g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs16g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre6g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.59g
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  • 2 tbsp butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 2 small leeks, sliced



    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 800g carrots, roughly chopped



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 2 tsp clear honey



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • small pinch dried chilli flakes (optional)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2½ l vegetable stock
  • soured cream or yogurt, to serve



    Yogurt is made by adding a number of types of harmless bacteria to milk, causing it to ferment.…


  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.

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Comments (163)

lib9700's picture

Easy, tasty and has a lovely Autumn feel to it

bimbobaby's picture

Really nice. Used 1 L of stock and it was a lovely consistency. Not too, rather thick. Didn't bother with the yogurt. Was a lil heavy handed with the chilli whoops!! Will make again!!

paulalford's picture

Good soup, tasty and good for you! Would reduce stock to litre max but that's my preference for thick soup.

helenclare5's picture

Very nice, warming soup. Caution with the honey though - first batch I made with 1 tsp which was perfect. 2nd batch, i used 2 tsp and was too sweet. Great one for kids!

ms_diva88's picture

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

Just made this soup and it tastes amazing!

litlemermaid's picture

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

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

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

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

tinalightfoot's picture

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

onyte1's picture

Very delicious, easy to make soup. My family had triple portions!

ttubnad's picture

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

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

littleredridinghood's picture

Very easy to make and will make again!!!

marcomolo's picture

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

sailorgirl700's picture

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

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

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

kljones01's picture

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


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