Winter Warming Soup

Let’s talk about soup. Lovely hot, winter warming soup. The first soup on the menu is carrot and corriander. Look at that colour, doesn’t it just look delicious.

There are so many recipes out there for this soup but most of them are similar to one another. I used the below ingredients to make 6 portions of soup. Thats 6 meals if you serve with a slice or 2 of your favourite bread.

Its full of good nutrients, no additives and more importantly its filling & the soup itself is low in calories, if you (like me) are trying to keep on top of your weight whilst counting the pennies.

800g Carrots – 41p
2 Small Onions – 22p
2 medium Potatos – 25p
1tsp Ground Corriander / Corriander Leaf – 10p
1 Bunch Corriander – 39p
5 Stock Cubes – 16p
1200ml Water

Total Cost – £1.53

Price per portion – 26p
Price per portion with 2 slices wholemeal bread – 32p

I used a Morphy Richards soup maker to make this but it can easily be done in a pan too and then blended using a stick blender.

1) Peel and slice the onions.

2) Chop the carrots and potato, try to make the slices as similar in size to one another to make sure they all cook evenly

3) Dissolve 5 stock cubes (I used chicken you can use vegetable if you prefer) in 1200ml of boiling water

4) Put the pan on the hob and heat a dash of oil, fry onions on a low heat for 10 mins until they become see through.

5) Add the carrots, potato’s, stock and ground Corriander/Corriander leaf to the pan and bring to the boil, turn the heat down to a simmer for 15 minutes. Check the vegetables after 15 mins, if you can easily put a sharp knife through both the carrots and potatos then the soup is done.

6) Being VERY careful and using a stick blender, blend the soup into a smooth mix. Making sure all lumps have been blended.

7) Chop the fresh Corriander and add to the soup, I give it another cursory blend at this point to shred the Corriander a little more & thats it you are done!!

This soup easily makes 6 large bowls and can be frozen. To freeze pour into suitable one portion containers and allow the soup to cool before freezing otherwise ice will form on the top of the soup from the condensation! To defrost simply take the pot of soup out of the freezer the night before and defrost in the fridge overnight. To Reheat place in a microwavable bowl and heat for 2 minutes, stir and then heat for a further 2 minutes or place in a pan on the hob and heat until hot.

Please remember costs are rough estimates and these will change depending on time of year or where you shop. Where possible supermarket own foods are used for costing purposes.

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