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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petfox's picture
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We all loved this, including my two young sons. Didn't have any vegetable stock so used chicken instead and it was so tasty. Used about 1.5l stock as suggested.

stephaniecave's picture
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Delish! Dead easy! Made it for myself as am on a diet, and worked it out as 1 WW point per quarter of the recipe...disappointingly the kids adored it though so will have to make another batch as they want it for their tea now!!!

emilyjoy's picture
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Have made this several times for winter ladies lunch. Had good feedback from all who tasted it. Quick and easy to make and the chili flakes used with the sweetness of honey realy works for an unusual flavour.

baronvanduck's picture
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This soup is spot on, added more chilli as i was going to give it abit more of a kick and thought 1l of stock gave the soup a good consistency.

Also left the yoghurt out to make it healthier as i dont think you need it.

Will definately be making this again

jillholland's picture
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This one is a hit with me and for my sons packed lunch.

joanne.webb's picture
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This was the first time I ever made sopu and I'm glad I tried it, it was fabulous, especially with some crusty bread. I made it with chicken stock though because I didn't have any vegetable stock, so I will try it with veg stock next time to see if it will make a difference, I added plenty of chilli flakes and it gave it just a nice kick.

garns1's picture
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This is a lovely soup with a nice subtle honey taste. Really easy to make. An easy way to get veg inside you!

tartontour's picture
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As everyone says below - fantastic soup - but only 1.5l of stock needed...

mrsnoonoo's picture
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I really didn't enjoy this at all. Followed recipe but used a little less stock. Won't be making it again.

suescafe's picture
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Don't know what I did wrong, just didnt enjoy.

kgt0103's picture

I made this soup for the first time at the weekend and it was a huge hit with my two young sons. I served it with cheese on toast. I will definitely make it again.

suenourse's picture

wonderul tastey soup, my favorite

littlelouise's picture
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Lovely soup, I would use slightly less stock (about 2l) as I found it a bit too thin.

jeanius's picture
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Yummy soup, easy to make, tasty and good for you.

lindaheritage's picture
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Used 600g carrot, 100g parsnip & 100g butternut squash which was a nice combination. Only needed 1.25l of stock. Very easy way of getting the children to enjoy their veg.

buster2007's picture

1st January 2008

This soup was delicious even without the chilli flakes, just the right texture, not too thick, not too thin. Will definately make it again

snakepit's picture
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This soup makes a lovely winter-warmer! Make sure you add pepper if not using chilli-flakes, however. Without this kick it tastes a bit underseasoned.

starlycarly's picture
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Very tasty! and extra nice with bacon butties.

carolkate's picture
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this is a really lovely soup. a real winter warmer

katie80's picture
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Yummy, Yummy, Yummy!!!
And it's really easy too.

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