Carrot & Onion Soup

Whether you are serving a hungry crowd or simply using a glut of vegetables this is a quick, simple soup to prepare. For variation add chopped coriander or finely chopped orange zest, either to the whole quantity or alternatively divide into portions, flavour then freeze. Use a hand blender for convenience, but this works just as well with a blender.

Category:  Starters & Salads Vegetarian  - 
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Ingredients

For 15 Serving(s)

Recipe

  • oil
  • 1 kg carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 kg onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 liter tasty stock
  • black pepper (optional)
  • 3 litres (additional) stock

Carrot & Onion Soup Directions

  1. 1. Heat the oil in a large lidded saucepan. Add the onion and cook over a low heat until soft but not coloured. Add the carrots and continue to cook for a further 10 minutes, stirring from time to time.
  2. 2. Pour in the 1 liter of stock, bring to the boil then reduce the heat to a simmer, cover and cook for about 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Season with a good pinch of black pepper to taste.
  3. 3. Cool slightly, then blend to smooth, leaving soup in the same pan and using a hand blender. Pour in the additional stock, mixing well.
  4. Re-heat and serve or chill until required, or portion and freeze.
  5. Hint: A good quality chicken or vegetable stock works well - I prefer the condensed style stock-cubes, but both varieties are quite acceptable.
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