Carrot & coriander
This velvety smooth soup has a luxurious taste
About this Recipe
Always a crowd pleaser and perfect whatever the weather!
Step by Step Instructions
1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 large onion, diced
- 500 grams carrots, chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 85 grams red lentils
- 1.5 litres vegetable stock
- Large handful fresh coriander leaves
- 100 millilitres coconut milk (or cream)
Heat the oil in a large saucepan and add the onion, carrot and fresh ginger. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until starting to soften.
Stir in the ground coriander and cook for 1 minute.
Add the red lentils and vegetable stock and bring to the boil. Simmer until the lentil and vegetables are tender.
Add the fresh coriander and coconut milk and blend until smooth.
Carrots are a potent source of the carotenoid compound beta-carotene, which is converted by the body to the antioxidant vitamin A. They also contain good levels of vitamin K, which is vital for healthy bones and normal blood clotting function and protects the heart by preventing the hardening of arteries. Both beta carotene and vitamin K are fat soluble nutrients and therefore better absorbed when consumed with some kind of fat, preferably from healthy oil, nuts or seeds.
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