Slow Cooker Carrot and Coriander Soup


Well, we're back to school after the long summer holiday and that means I have to start thinking in advance about what I want for lunch. No more deciding on a whim, no more choosing what I fancy at the time, no more lazy mornings with no lunch prep. I actually don't like getting my lunch ready in the morning, I find it strange thinking about lunch while I eat my breakfast!

Soup is my go-to lunch, especially for the Autumn and Winter. You can make it in big batches, it freezes well and you don't have to put much thought into it. This recipe is for Slow Cooker Carrot and Coriander Soup. Carrot and coriander is a classic flavour combination that works beautifully; the sweetness of the carrot and the spice of the coriander are perfect. It's full of veggie flavour and goodness with the bonus of not having to stand over it while it cooks. Thank you, slow cooker! I added an orange pepper for additional veg and some potato to bulk it out and make it go further.

This recipe makes enough for 4 people to eat for lunch possibly more if having as a starter. It freezes beautifully. If you're using Sistema Soup Cups, it will fill three about 2 thirds full for quite hefty portions.

It's gorgeous with a swirl of yoghurt and a crusty roll. Hope you enjoy!

This soup recipe is syn-free if you are following Slimming World. If you are following a calorie controlled programme like My Fitness Pal, it's approximately 100 calories per portion (400 calories in total).






Ingredients
(serves 4)

500g carrots
2 medium potatoes
1 onion
1 orange pepper
2 tbsp ground coriander
250ml vegetable stock

plain yoghurt (optional)


Method

  1. Peel and chop the carrots into roughly 2 inch chunks.
  2. Peel and chop the potatoes into medium chunks.
  3. Chop up the pepper and the onion into chunks.
  4. Put all the veg into the slow cooker and add the coriander.
  5. Pour the stock over the veg and stir.
  6. Put the slow cooker on low for 6 hours or medium for 3.
  7. When ready, blend until smooth using a stick blender, being careful if the soup is still hot.
  8. Add a swirl of yoghurt if desired, and serve.






Comments

  1. Interesting soup. Carrots and potatoes are one of my favorite combinations- but using coriander is new to me. Since we are soup lovers, I am always making soup! I'll be giving this a try.. thanks for sharing it!

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    1. I hope you like it! I love carrot and coriander together.

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  2. Looks delicious! Carrot and coriander soup is one of my faves.

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  3. Featuring you for tonight's party! Thank you so much for sharing this over at #healthyliving link party. Hope to see you again and don't forget to grab your button!

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  4. This soup sounds delicious! Nothing better than some fall soup :) Thanks so much for sharing on the Healthy Living Link Party! We hope to see you back tonight!

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