Honeyed carrot soup

Honeyed carrot soup

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(140 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

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

  • 2 small leeks, sliced
    Leeks

    Leek

    lee-k

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

  • 800g carrots, roughly chopped
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

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

  • 2 tsp clear honey
    Honey

    Honey

    huh-nee

    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

    Yogurt

    yog-ert

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

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.

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tinalightfoot
18th Aug, 2012
5.05
A superb soup made with carrots from the allotment and homemade stock: good stock is essential.
onyte1
26th May, 2012
5.05
Very delicious, easy to make soup. My family had triple portions!
ttubnad
20th May, 2012
4.05
Made this to take to work and heat up- very nice! Only needs 2 litres of stock unless you like soup weak
abigailsian
18th May, 2012
4.05
Lovely soup but agree it doesn't need as much stock as stated
littleredridinghood
7th Apr, 2012
5.05
Very easy to make and will make again!!!
marcomolo
16th Jan, 2012
4.05
Super easy and tasty! Delicious sweet carrotty flavour, not much seasoning needed. Perfect for a cold winter's evening!
sailorgirl700
3rd Jan, 2012
5.05
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
29th Dec, 2011
5.05
A fantastic recipe. "oh my God, this is really nice!" is the usual comment... I tend not to use so much stock.
kljones01
25th Nov, 2011
5.05
Yummy soup, made a few times and had for lunch in work. Really easy to make as well.
kljones01
25th Nov, 2011
5.05
Yummy soup, made a few times and had for lunch in work. Really easy to make as well.

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