Honeyed carrot soup

Honeyed carrot soup

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(150 ratings)

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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23rd Sep, 2015
I would try making this, but sugar content is much too high!
25th Nov, 2015
The honey is not over the top. If you have diabitis yes. Otherwise enjoy. If you have a sugar related disease leave it out and make it more savoury.
23rd Sep, 2015
I would try making this, but sugar content is much too high!
21st Sep, 2015
Would like to make this but sugar content is a bit worrying! Any other suggestions instead of honey? Thanks
21st Sep, 2015
Would like to make this but sugar content is a bit worrying! Any other suggestions instead of honey? Thanks
30th Jul, 2015
The soup was great, I only used 1L of stock though since my pan wasn't big enough for 2.5L but the end result was still great. The soup had a lush sweetness thanks to the butter, carrots, honey (I used Manuka), and chilli flakes. The leeks, bay leaf, and heat from the chilli flakes really helped balance out the sweetness. Conclusion, delicious!
7th Dec, 2015
It's a good thing you didn't have much stock because the recipe has too much.
10th Apr, 2015
Just made this soup and its amazing! Best soup ive had in ages. The honey in it makes it taste almost sweet potato like. Do not miss out the chilli flakes, I'm not a lover of spice so almost didn't use it but it totally makes the soup. I didn't measure the stock I just added it to the consistency I wanted and used chicken instead of vegetable for more flavour, plus used garlic salt rather than normal salt again for more flavour. Me and my picky toddler have almost eaten the lot!
10th Feb, 2015
Made this today and took the advice of other GF contributors. Added a potato and one parsnip, reduced the stock to just less than 1.5L and added 2, or was it 3 pinches of chilli flakes and 3 tsp of honey. Just the right consistency for us. Delicious....will definately make again.
25th Jan, 2015
I added a parsnip and potatoe and garliç which I had in the fridge to use up... turned out spicy and thick , gorgeous !


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