Did your parents ever tell you to eat your carrots because they will improve your eyesight? This happens to be true! Just one carrot has nearly double the required daily intake of Vitamin A, which is highly beneficial for your eyesight and immune system. Beta-Carotene, a type of Vitamin A found in carrots, is also high in antioxidants and is good for your heart. This carrot and coriander soup is a great way enjoy these amazing nutrients and delicious flavor of these veggies.
1 1/2 oz butter
1 brown onion, peeled and finely sliced
1 tsp ground coriander
2 sticks celery, finely sliced
1 lb carrots, peeled and finely sliced
1 3/4 pts vegetable or chicken stock
Small bunch coriander, roughly chopped plus sprigs to garnish
2 tbsp honey
4 tbsp sour cream
- Melt butter in large saucepan over a low heat, then fry the onion until softened. Add the ground coriander and cook for one minute, and then add the chopped celery and carrot. Continue to cook, covered, over a gentle heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Pour the stock into the pan and bring to the boil, then simmer for 20 minutes, or until the carrots are tender.
- Set soup aside and allow to cool. Then pour it into a blender and add coriander leaves and honey. Blend until smooth.
- Return to soup to the saucepan to reheat. Season to taste and serve in bowls garnished with a swirl of sour cream and a some coriander leaves.