Orange, carrot & mint soup

Orange, carrot & mint soup

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep: -
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

A velvety smooth carrot soup is perfect on it's own for supper or as an impressive dinner party starter.

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal120
fat4g
saturates2g
carbs19g
sugars17g
fibre4g
protein3g
low insalt1g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1

    Melt the butter gently in a medium saucepan then add the carrots, onion and garlic. Cover with a lid and leave over a low heat, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables have softened but not coloured (about 12 minutes).

  • STEP 2

    Pour in the stock and sprinkle in a little salt (if using a cube, hold back on the salt and adjust it at the end). Bring to the boil and simmer, partially covered, for 20-30 minutes or until the vegetables are very soft. Take off the heat and leave to cool for a few minutes.

  • STEP 3

    Strain the vegetables through a sieve set over a bowl. Reserve the liquid. Transfer the vegetables to a food processor or blender. Process until smooth, adding enough of the strained liquid to make the mixture turn easily in the machine. Set the sieve over the cleaned pan and push the puréed vegetables through (this step is not essential but gives the soup a very smooth finish). Pour in the liquid and stir well to blend.

  • STEP 4

    Tip in the orange juice and mint and gently reheat the soup. Stir and taste to see if more salt is needed, then pour into warmed bowls. If you like the idea of the cream, drizzle a little over the top.

RECIPE TIPS
MAKE IT EVEN HEALTHIER

To make this soup even more healthy, use olive oil instead of butter and leave out the cream.

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