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
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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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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!!

kellyp2324's picture
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A Big hit in our house my partner made this for me as i was ill with a flu bug and not in the mood to eat anything. This pan of soup lasted a day was soooo comforting and delicious the carrot & honey go together perfect, my partner didnt think it would be that great with so few ingredients but he is also raving about how good it tastes wouldnt change a thing about it :)

jezwex's picture
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Gorgeous, used onions instead of leeks as I have tons to use from the garden! Made a big batch and froze it in individual portions.

charlie21's picture
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Lovely soup, easy to make will make again and again

xsnooksx's picture
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Yumm, this soup is lovely and really easy to make! The honey and the carrot are perfect together, thanks!

zedkay's picture
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I found this practically tasteless. I added an extra tsp of honey, with no effect, added a touch more chilli, and also half a tsp of smoked paprika, which livened it up a bit. I wouldn't bother making it again.

jascon's picture
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Lovely! My girls really liked it, and i did put a litlle chilli in. For those that thought that there was too much stock, did you weigh your carrots before you peeled them, I weighed mine after, and did need 2L of stock - had about 600g of peeled carrots.

vicwiggers's picture
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Felt it was quiet plain.

pollydar's picture
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This recipe was a great success, even though I thought the two tsp of honey would not make a difference, it really did. The leeks probably gave it a little kick of a flavour in addition to the 800 gr of carrot flavour. A great hit, I did it with two and half litres of stock and the consistency was a little liquidy but it was good like that. My son ate four bowls, so I'll be making it regularly from no on.

jeffmcqueen83's picture
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I halved the ingredients to make soup for two people and used less stock than the recipe said (about a litre in total). Overall it was a beautiful rich soup. We had it with petit pain but it would undoubtedly be better with something salty, like cheese or bacon, to compliment the sweetness in the soup.

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