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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felicityd's picture
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Very nice soup but also only used 1.5l of water and it was a good consistency - not too thick. A happy accident as I didn't have a large enough pan to accommodate 2.5l plus all the veg!

natmoose's picture
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So yummy :)

emmamason's picture

Honestly the nicest soup i have ever had/made! i have made plenty of home made soups but always come back to this one. Perfect winter warmer. Word of advice though, don't skip on the chili flakes. It doesn't make it hot, it adds a pleasent kick and just wouldn't be the same without it!

sarahgloc's picture
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One of the nicest soups I've made in a long while. I used 600ml of shop bought chicken stock and 500ml water as I didn't have any veg stock. (noting others comments re too much liquid) I used 1 small dried red chilli removing about half of the seeds instead of flakes. I didn't bother with cream to finish as gorgeous without.

hellyv's picture
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Amazing!!!! A really tasty, creamy soup that was very easy to make. Have a freezer full of yummy carrot soup now that won't last long. Reduced the amount of stock to 2L which was perfect.. My 4 year old loved it as well without one complaint about eating vegetables. Thanks bbcgoodfood... x

jessc1's picture

A really lovely soup reduced the stock also

naomi_b's picture

I placed crispy pancetta slices on top to serve as an alternative crouton. This recipe is delicious

jamessd's picture
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made this for the family
everyone loved it!
added a pinch ofhot hilli powder, added a tad more honey honey as i burn the onions/carots tad by accedent, and used a large red onion and 1 1/2 white onion as was out of leeks!

solitairefan1's picture
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Best soup ever! Used a lot less stock though, but it was still runny, but not thin. Don't miss out the chilli flakes, it just isn't the same!

benni's picture
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Really delicious soup, very easy to make but definately need to use less stock than the recipe recommends.

jaynebrown373's picture

This soup is gorgeous and so easy. My children loved it. The first time I made it I used a bit of medium curry powder instead of chilli flakes and it was still gorgeous.

weatherley's picture
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Not only the nicest soup I've ever made, but the best soup I've ever tasted!!! Didn't have enough carrots so used swede too.

alice_absinthe's picture
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Absolutely brilliant recipe - simple but effective.

Followed it to the letter and ended up with a freezer full of soup - although after boasting about how yummy it was the supplies were quickly diminished by visiting relations.

Especially good for students as many of the ingredients are storecupboard essentials plus things you can pick up reduced with a little late night shopping.

Will definately be making again.

hfnoon's picture
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Just made this soup and it was delicious! Used onion as I didn't have any leeks and I added some red lentils as well and it was very tasty! Definitely one to make again!

jabel66's picture
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mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm............ really good tasting soup. I only had 600grams of carrots so I used 200grams of butter nut squash also.

wildspiritart's picture
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Reading the comments after I started the soup (d'oh!) I wished I had reduced the stock a bit more, but it turned out perfect for me (2 litres). I think it was that my leeks were perhaps a little larger than those used in the recipe. It turned out to be just the right thickness but if it had been a little thin, I would have just thrown in a couple more carrots. I left out the chilli because my kids aren't keen on spicy food but added Sweet Chilli sauce to the adults' bowls. Delicious!

jenniebibs's picture
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Surprisingly delicious! I didn't think carrot soup would be up to much but this was very tasty. Add lots of honey and a ton of pepper as others here have recommended.

michellewdesign's picture
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oh...and I only used 1.5 ltrs of chicken stock.

michellewdesign's picture
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Deeeeelicious! Possibly the best soup I've made. I also added half a butternut squash as recommended by Linda. Will definitely make again but with less or no chilli flakes - so everyone in the family can enjoy some.

jenben's picture

This soup turned out brilliantly. I didn't have any chili flakes, so I added a few shakes of Tabasco sauce instead - it was a perfect combination of sweet and spicy. A dash of cinnamon made this soup absolutely gorgeous

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