I know…another soup! There are quite a lot on here, but it is such a good, filling and usually easy meal, and great for those of you who are on a low calorie diet of any sort.
This carrot and coriander soup is one of the classics. I put in a couple of potatoes just to thicken it up and give it a bit more body, but you can leave them out if you want to keep the calories down.
There isn’t a lot more to say, it’s a nice, tasty soup and the coriander gives it a lovely fresh flavour. Obviously, with the buttered bread it is not under 300 calories anymore, but it makes it into a more substantial meal!
This recipe serves 2 for a main meal.
- Prep Time : 10 minutes
- Cook Time : 20 minutes
- 600g carrots - washed and sliced
- 1 onion - finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic - crushed
- 1 potato - peeled and cut into chunks
- handful of fresh coriander - roughly chopped
- 2 pints chicken or vegetable stock
- 2 tbs light creme fraiche
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
- 1/2 tbs olive oil
- pinch salt and pepper
1. Put a large saucepan on a medium heat. Add the olive oil, onion and garlic. Fry for 3-4 minutes until softened.
2. Add the carrots and potatoes and fry for another 2-3 minutes.
3. Add the ground coriander and a pinch off salt and pepper. Pour in the stock and bring to a simmer for about 20 minutes or until the carrots and potatoes have softened. Add the fresh coriander and ground nutmeg.
4. Blend together using a hand held stick blender or food processor until smooth. Add the creme fraiche and stir it through. Garnish with some more fresh coriander and an extra dollop of creme fraiche, if you like.