Simple Spiced Carrot Soup

This simple spiced carrot soup is vegan, gluten free and paleo. It proves that healthy eating doesn’t have to be a complicated or expensive. I think you’re going to love this tasty, delicately spiced, healthy lunchtime meal.

This simple spiced carrot soup is vegan, gluten free and paleo. It proves that healthy eating doesn’t have to be a complicated or expensive. I think you’re going to love this tasty, delicately spiced, healthy lunchtime meal.

Simple spiced carrot soup just goes to show you what you can make from a bag of leftover carrots!

Carrots are such a great health food too. One that we often take for granted.

This simple spiced carrot soup is vegan, gluten free and paleo. It proves that healthy eating doesn’t have to be a complicated or expensive. I think you’re going to love this tasty, delicately spiced, healthy lunchtime meal.

There’s just so many benefits of eating this health food.

Didn’t your parents always tell you that you should eat your carrots because they help you see in the dark?

Believe it or not, there’s actually some truth in that. It turns out carrots really are good for your eyes! They contain beta-carotene, which the body is able to convert into vitamin A, an essential vitamin for healthy vision.

And just check out how much vitamin A you get from this carrot soup in the nutrition label below! 😀

They’re also a helpful food for weight loss. Nutrient rich and low on calories. For example, this simple spiced carrot soup is only 128 calories per portion!

Perfect too as a healthy snack. Full of fibre, vitamin K, potassium and antioxidants. Not only that, carrots have been linked to helping to lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of cancer.

So, let’s hear it for the humble carrot. You’ll get six portions from this recipe and it’s just perfect for freezing. Go on, give your body a massive healthy boost with a nutritious simple carrot soup recipe like this!

This simple spiced carrot soup proves that healthy eating doesn’t have to be a complicated or expensive. Tasty, delicately spiced and vegan this makes a perfect healthy lunchtime meal.

BBC Good Food Show

How was your weekend folks?

Normally at this point most normal people like yourselves would talk about their weekend past, where you went, what you did, ate, and perhaps what the weather was like?

Yeah. Well, ahem, sorry.

As I’ve previously owned up to you, I’m often a bit behind on my updates so you’ll have to excuse me here if I talk about the previous weekend, and a trip to the BBC Good Food Show at the SECC here in Glasgow.

You see I do have an excuse. I knew last week would be mental at work, so I’d prepared the Scottish Bran Scones recipe previously. Then at least there was a recipe for the week, rather than none at all. Some weeks are going to be like that.

Anyway, I digress.

So, last Sunday (the 8th), Lady Lynne and I met up with Liam and Catherine for a day of exploring culinary delights.

Naturally, as we live in Glasgow there was a monsoon forecast.

Not only that, the two direct rail links to the city centre were either closed for maintenance or running a restricted service. For a city normally served by such an excellent transport system, it actually started out rather challenging to get to our destination.

Anyway, after arriving at Mount Florida railway station and discovering the next train wasn’t for an hour, we decided to taxi part of the way there, getting dropped off at a certain place on the banks of the Clyde.

Only then did we discover our route way to the nearest bridge over to the North, to the SECC, where we needed to be, was blocked, necessitating a huge walking detour.

Still, we did arrive on time for the 10am start. Not like Liam and Catherine. They turned up slightly later as they’d had to turn back in to Dundee having forgotten the tickets. You’d have thought based on this the day wasn’t meant to be eh?

But, it was an excellent day. We started out by watching James Martin make a sumptuous coconut cake followed by a stunning millefeuille of pistachio and basil cream with raspberries.

BBC Good Food Show James Martin

I’m afraid that’s the only picture I took as I completely forgot myself. Lost in a world of several hundred exhibitors stands, sampling all sorts of foodie goods from great Scottish produce like freshly smoked salmon to olives and cheeses from all over the world. Salivating I was!

Borner V SlicerI also bought myself this early Christmas present. A mandolin.

I needed this you see, because Lady Lynne’s been moaning about wanting proper, thin, sweet potato crisps. So I had to buy it, you understand? 😆

Talking of Christmas, we also sampled many different kinds of wines throughout the day.

The idea being, to purchase some exceptional beverages for Christmas day. Two purchases made, were a local sparkling strawberry wine and a beautiful New Zealand Cabernet Shiraz. Both, I’m pretty sure will help to wash down our Christmas day lunch!

And that swiftly takes me right back to the theme of carrots.

How?

Well, I began pre-preparing the Christmas lunch vegetables this weekend, with the left over carrots from this carrot soup recipe!

An ideal practicing opportunity with my new mandolin, these were julienned, blanched and popped into the freezer all ready for being re-heated on the big day.

I just wondered, has anyone else started their Christmas day prep?

Or am I just slightly mad? 😉

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This simple spiced carrot soup is vegan, gluten free and paleo. It proves that healthy eating doesn’t have to be a complicated or expensive. I think you’re going to love this tasty, delicately spiced, healthy lunchtime meal.
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Simple Spiced Carrot Soup
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Tasty, delicately spiced and vegan this makes a perfect healthy lunchtime meal.

Course: Lunch
Servings: 6
Calories: 128 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 700 g carrots peeled and chopped
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1.25 L vegetable stock
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped coriander
Instructions
  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium sized pan.
  2. Sauté the onions and garlic for approximately 4 – 5 minutes.
  3. Add the carrots and spices and cook for a further 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Add the stock, bring to the boil, then turn down to simmer and allow to cook for approximately 25 – 30 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
  5. Blitz the vegetables in a blender or with a stick blender, to a liquid, return to the pan and then season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Cook for a further 5 minutes.
  7. Serve garnished with the freshly chopped coriander.

Nutrition Facts
Simple Spiced Carrot Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 128 Calories from Fat 39
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.3g 7%
Saturated Fat 0.6g 3%
Sodium 170.8mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 22.4g 7%
Dietary Fiber 6.4g 26%
Sugars 10.1g
Protein 2.5g 5%
Vitamin A 164%
Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 9%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This simple spiced carrot soup is vegan, gluten free and paleo. It proves that healthy eating doesn’t have to be a complicated or expensive. I think you’re going to love this tasty, delicately spiced, healthy lunchtime meal.

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This simple spiced carrot soup proves that healthy eating doesn’t have to be a complicated or expensive. Tasty, delicately spiced and vegan this makes a perfect healthy lunchtime meal.

Comments

  1. Sounds fantastic! I despise cooked carrots (must be the consistency) but love raw carrots and carrot soup — go figure! Trying this
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Jennifer. I’m so glad you like raw carrots and carrot soup so that you CAN try this recipe.

      I’d love to hear what you think about it, if you get a chance to make it! 😀

  2. I just love a simple carrot soup like this, and a great way to get an easy vitamin boost. Plus, carrots and cumin just go so perfectly together, don’t they?!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Yeah, totally Dannii, carrots and cumin are absolutely fantastic together.

      What’s really strange though is that Lynne LOVES this soup, but doesn’t like carrot and coriander. How does that figure? Lol 🙂

  3. I don’t think I’ve ever had carrot soup, but that looks amazing. Any type of soup is perfect this time of year.
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      When I thought about this recipe in my head, before I put it together Jenn, I was afraid that it would be really bland.

      But honestly, there’s something really satisfying and warming about this soup, so yes, it’s absolutely perfect for this time of year.

      Carrots, they really are just so amazing!

  4. So glad that the first application for your mandolin (well, at lest, the first one that you mentioned) will be sweet potato crisps. That was the first use for mine! And I love carrot soup, and thank you for making it ABOUT the carrot and its awesomeness, not about what else you can shove in there.
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Sweet potato crisps on a mandolin were the first too Suz, and they were absolutely delicious!

      Never again will I even attempt to make sweet potato crisps with a knife. I’m all about my mandolin now, getting a special holder, steel gloves, and it engraved too, lol (Ok scratch that last one 😉 )

      I’m humbled by the carrot here. It needs to be on it’s own for the uniqueness of this soup. 🙂

  5. Love how simple this recipe is! I’ve never had carrot soup but it looks like the perfect thing to warm up with now that the weather is turning colder!
    Liz @ The Clean Eating Couple recently posted…The Clean Eating Couple Takes on Italy – Part 2My Profile

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Liz, I could practically LIVE off this soup. If that were possible without the need for other essential vitamins and minerals. 😉

      As I write this to you we are in the middle of a storm here in the UK called “Barney”. Who ever thought of the name Barney?

      This soup is essential here at the moment. With the howling wind and rain outside, it makes you feel good inside. 😀

  6. Neil – yes – I so understand why you bought that mandolin and I am so impressed you’ve started your Christmas day prep – heck, I haven’t even started my Thanksgiving prep and Thanksgiving is next week!
    I also understand your lack of photos – I’d have totally been lost in all that the BBC Good Food Show had to offer! I hope y’all got to taste that coconut cake in addition to the wines…
    And now coming to this soup – love the depth of flavor in it – the sweet carrots mixing with the smokey and spicy cumin and coriander would be such a treat on a cold evening!
    Shashi at RunninSrilankan recently posted…Lime Yogurt Custard In Delicata Squash BoatsMy Profile

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hey Shashi. 🙂

      In reading all my American friends bloggs, it just seems like such a busy time for you guys. You basically go right from Halloween, to Thanksgiving and then straight into Christmas! Just the thought of all those 3 celebrations together, without a break in the middle makes me feel tired! 🙂

      Loving your description of the soup. Yep, you’ve described it perfectly. 😀

  7. Such a wonderful light soup! The best for pairing with anything and totally drinkable..like with a straw 😛
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Ha ha! 🙂

      I never thought of drinking it with a straw Rebecca, but yeah you totally could. Do you know, it might actually be really good as a cold summer drink too? (With that straw idea?)

      Must try it cold in summer too, to see. Thanks for the inspiration there! 😀

  8. i like carrots alittle too much because the evidence shows on my skin! this soup looks amazing, i love the simplicity! Yum!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks so much Rachel.

      I must admit, I did think about mentioning those “adverse” affects on skin colour if you eat too many carrots!

      But I figured that your average person who isn’t getting enough goodness from eating enough vegetables in their diet needs to be encouraged to eat more. So I left that out.

      Maybe I should just have a warning published for you and I? 😉

  9. I want to dip pieces of grilled chicken into this soup!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Now there’s an interesting combination GiGi!

      But yeah, I can imagine that would be pretty amazing!! 😀

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