Lemon Ginger Carrot Soup Recipe

Maybe the best carrot soup in the world ! Everybody loves it, children and grown-ups alike ! Try it for yourself : Take a modest carrot soup, add lemon rind and fresh ginger root and be impressed. I like to serve my soups wih a dollop of dairy or vegan cream, but the ground lentils make the soup ultra-creamy, so I happily skip the cream for this one. Gluten Free. Can be made Vegan. Serves 4 as a starter or 2 as a soup dinner.

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Cuisine

British

Time

15 - 30 mins

Skill Level

Newbie

Serves

4

Courses etc.

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You will need

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50g butter OR Available only in our Edinburgh shops More products
50g coconut butter for a vegan soup More products
1 onion, roughly chopped More products
1 lemon, thin peeling from the rind or 1 fresh organic lemon More products
a 1 inch or 2.5cm piece fresh ginger root, peeled and roughly chopped More products
about 400g organic carrots, roughly chopped More products
2 Tbsp or 25g red split lentils, ground to a fine powder More products
2 cups or 500ml freshly boiled water or hot homemade vegetable bouillon
1 stock cube (optional) More products
freshly ground black pepper to taste More products
1 bunch fresh parsley, roughly chopped OR

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1 bunch fresh coriander, roughly chopped

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Method

  • Heat the butter or coconut butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stiring occasionally, for about 3 minutes.
  • Add the lemon peel, the ginger and the carrots and stir fry for another 3 minutes or so.
  • Add the ground lentils, water or bouillon and the stock cube, if using. Cook covered for about 10 minutes or until the carrots are soft.
  • When cooked, transfer the vegetables and the liquid to your blender and blend until smooth, adding a little more hot water or bouillon if required to reach your desired consistency.
  • Season with freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh parsley or coriander if you wish, and serve hot.

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