Healthier creamy carrot soup

Nov 14, 2020
This mouthwatering meal will instantly become a crowd favourite. Source: Getty.

If you’re on the hunt for a hearty and delicious dinner meal, then you can’t go past this mouthwatering carrot soup. Not only is the flavour so incredibly good but it’s also super simple to whip up in no time at all.

Plus on top of everything else, this dish is perfect for those on a budget who are looking for a cheaper, healthier meal that will still leave them feeling full for the rest of the night. Serve it up with some crusty bread and a sprinkling of parmesan cheese on top and you’re good to go!

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large brown onion, halved, chopped
  • 5 large (about 700g) carrots, peeled, chopped
  • 375ml (1 1/2 cups) chicken style liquid stock
  • 4 poppy seed bread rolls
  • 25g reduced-fat dairy spread
  • 80ml (1/3 cup) thin cream
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) milk
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • Chopped fresh chives, to garnish

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200C. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes or until soft. Add carrots and stock and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, uncovered, for 12-15 minutes or until tender. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, cut each bread roll into four slices (not all the way through) and butter with dairy spread. Wrap in foil and place in preheated oven for 5 minutes or until heated through.
  3. Place carrot mixture, cream and milk in the jug of a blender and blend until smooth. Return to the saucepan and stir over medium heat until hot. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle soup with chives and serve with hot bread rolls.

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