Carrot and cumin soup with fresh coriander

Carrot and cumin soup with fresh coriander


  • Ingredients
  • onion 1 chopped
  • olive oil
  • cumin seeds 1 tsp toasted
  • chilli flakes or powder a small pinch
  • carrots 6 medium peeled and chopped
  • soft brown sugar 2 tsp
  • chicken or vegetable stock fresh made up to 400ml
  • coriander 1 bunch chopped
  • low-fat crème fraîche optional


  • Method
  • STEP 1
  • Fry the onion in a little oil until it softens. Add the cumin and chilli and cook for a minute then add the carrot, sugar and stock and bring to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes or until the carrot is very soft, then whizz in a blender. Add some more stock or water if the soup is too thick and reheat if you need to. Stir through the coriander, season well. Add a spoonful of crème fraîche to each bowl to serve, if you like.


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This soup is a classic for a reason, and this recipe is quick, easy and healthy. Stirring through fresh coriander before serving really brings the flavours out. Make double and freeze it, or save it for lunch