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Carrot and Coriander Soup

Carrot and Coriander Soup in a bowl
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Carrot and Coriander Soup in a bowl

This is a fool proof and very simple recipe for carrot and coriander soup. The sweetness of the carrots is superb with the slightly orange tang of coriander. Chunky french bread, or similar, is essential to accompany this soup.


450g / 1lb of carrots

1 large onion

1 large bunch of fresh coriander

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1.2 litres / 2 pints vegetable stock (see "Advice for Carrot and Coriander Soup" below)

2 tablespoons of olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Nutrition information per portion
: 12 minutes
COOKING TIME: 25 minutes
SERVINGS: 4 servings
EQUIPMENT: A large frying pan, large pan, food blender.


Slice the carrots
Roughly chop the onion
Remove the stalks from the coriander and roughly chop the leaves.
Discard the stalks


Top tasting carrot and coriander soup is almost just that, carrots, coriander and some onions. It tastes great that way! Start adding creme fraiche or cream and you are adulterating one of the best tasting soups in the world. You can't better the simple ingredients of this soup.

Real vegetable stock is best but if you do not have any then a couple of vegetable stock cubes in warm water will do the job.



Heat up the olive oil in a frying pan to a medium heat. Add the carrots and onion and fry for five minutes until the onions begin to soften.

Stir the ingredients whilst cooking so that the oil coats all the vegetables and they are evenly cooked. Stir in the ground (not fresh) coriander and cook for one more minute.

Frying ingredients for carrot and coriander soup
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Frying ingredients for carrot and coriander soup


Transfer the contents of the frying pan into a large pan. Add the salt and pepper. Pour in the stock and bring the the mixture to a boil.

Turn the heat down and simmer the soup for about 20 minutes until the carrots have softened. Stir the soup a couple of times while it is cooking.

Carrot and coriander soup cooking
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Carrot and coriander soup cooking


Liquidise the soup in a blender. It's best if you leave some texture to the carrots rather then blending the soup to a puree.

Taste the soup and add any more salt and pepper to taste. Add the chopped fresh coriander leaves and stir them in. Serve the soup with fresh bread, French bread or rye bread which all go well with this soup.

Carrot and Coriander Soup
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Carrot and Coriander Soup

22 RATINGS GIVEN - AVERAGE 4.5 star rating
Five star reader rating 02 July 2021 From: Virginia
Great, easy l added sweet potato chicken stock, thanks we all loved it

Not Given 21 September 2010 From: Di
Just made this carrot and coriander soup but doubled the quantity for my hungry lot!!  Added a couple of potatoes to bulk it out too. Yummy it's really tasty and so easy to make. I guess it's not going to last long!!

Not Given 23 September 2010 From: Not Given
It looks & sounds like a great soup, however, as I took the blender off its stand the bottom came off and I am now standing in soup! It's everywhere and its hot!! Ooops.

29 September 2010 From: Sharon
Loved making this carrot and coriander soup, was my first pot of soup I've ever made. Very happy with the way it turned out and an easy recipe to follow.

26 October 2010 From: Kim Stone
What an easy  recipe and what a lovely flavoured soup I make it weekly now just like it so much.

7 November 2010 From: Rena
Just made it..fast, easy & delicious...leek & potato on this site good one also.  Easy easy delicious recipes.

19 November 2010 From: Irine
Excellent soup, nutritious and very flavourful. Easy preparation. Well done.

17 December 2010 From: Sarah Dalmas
Love this soup, but must admit I prefer it with a dollop of creme fraiche on top when serving to stir in with the fresh coriander!  Lovely!

28 December 2010 From: Not Given
Easy, quick and super tasting....

29 December 2010 From: Ange
Dead easy to make. I added a bit of celery and an orange which gave it a nice tangy taste. Looks colourful when serving with the fresh green coriander against the orange of the soup.

30 December 2010 From: Not Given
Good easy carrot and coriander soup recipe, well tasty.

10 January 2011 From: Paul J
Tried this for the first time tonight and have to say simple but tasty. Might have to make more now that my lot are in.

16 January 2011 From: Jan
I am no cook and found this a really delicious and easy soup to make. I added a touch of garlic.

17 January 2011 From: Lyn
Easy to make & very tasty.

14 September 2011 From: Paul
Done this soup before, forgot how good it was. My late wife loved

1 October 2011 From: Jarod
Super easy to cook, very tasty.

4 star rating 19 November 2011 From: Si
Lovely comfort food, easy and quick, great with a clove of garlic and the juice and zest of half an orange.

4 star rating 23 November 2011 From: Bob
Added a 1 inch x 1 inch piece of fresh ginger (sliced), which gives it a little kick, great soup.

5 star rating 5 December 2011 From: Not Given
Beautifully sweet homey soup, made double quantities as it won't last long in our house.

5 star rating 15 October 2012 From: FEE
YUM YUM!!!!!

5 star rating 13 January 2013 From: Sue
Made this for the first time ...so followed recipe exactly.....fantastic and husband said it was gorgeous as well....ta

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