Monday, February 27, 2012

Carrot Coriander Soup - Secret Recipe Club

Good Morning! Today is one of my favorite days of the month. Secret Recipe Club time! I was assigned a fabulous blog this month; The Gorgeous Gourmet! She is from South Africa, and has a wonderful variety of recipes. Her blog is clean and very attractive. If you click on the link, and it doesn't connect, try again on another computer. My computer at work doesn't allow me to go there, but I get to spend hours on her site at home! 

I had a hard time, as usual, picking my recipe.  The Pumpkin Fritters sounded really good...but I was out of pumpkin.  A lot of her recipes were similar to mine, and I was tempted to try hers to see which recipe I liked better, but ultimately I decided to try something new. I picked the Carrot Coriander Soup! 

I only made a change of adding more ground coriander.  Coriander is the seed of the cilantro plant, and this recipe uses both coriander and cilantro. The soup really needed more flavor, so I doubled the coriander.  I also added some heavy cream when serving.  The Gorgeous Gourmet mentioned doing this. This soup is light, and would be great with a grilled cheese sandwich!

Carrot Coriander Soup

1 Tb oil
3 cups chopped carrots (they don't have to be cut too small because everything will be pureed)
1 onion, chopped
2 teas ground coriander
salt and pepper
1 liter (4 cups) vegetable stock 
1 cup fresh cilantro 
Heavy Cream to serve 

Heat oil in a large soup pan.  Add in carrots and onion, and cook until onion is translucent. Add in the coriander, salt and pepper, and the vegetable stock.  Bring to a boil, and simmer until the carrots are cooked through. Add in 1/2 cup chopped cilantro. 

Cool the soup slightly, and use a hand immersion blender or a stand blender to blend the soup. 

Serve warm, with the extra cilantro on top as a garnish.  Add cream to soup if desired.



  1. I'm totally pinning this. This looks yum! Have a great one!

  2. Oh, lovely soup! It looks so creamy and tasty! Great job!

  3. A gorgeous soup and I love carrots and coriander together.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Group 'A' SRC entry: Crunchy Fudgy Heart Bites and my Group 'D' entry: Health(ier) Peanut Brittle

    Cook Lisa Cook

  4. My hubby loves carrot soup and so I have been looking for a good recipe. This one looks like it fits the bill!

  5. I've never tried carrot soup before, but it sounds delicious. Anything with cilantro in it gets my vote anyway! :)

  6. your blog assignment is a blog friend of mine - you have made her soup sound great! And I love the fact that you have clear distinction of words for coriander and cilantro, as here we call them both coriander and it can get quite confusing :)

    1. Thanks for the compliment! I had to look up coriander just to make absolutely sure that it was the same as cilantro! They smell so different. :)

  7. Carrots and coriander seem to be an inspired combination. :)

  8. Delicious ! I have to try this soon.

  9. What a gorgeous looking soup! Great color, you did a great job

    (sorry you were orphaned... but don't let that bother you, there's always the next round!)

  10. New follower. This looks delicious.

  11. Love coriander, love cilantro and love the sound of this soup. It's my favorite color too :)

  12. We have 2 rabbits so we always have tons of carrots around (among other veggies) so I love carrot soup. This sounds so good.

  13. I made this last night for supper and added the recipe to my blog. Thank you for the lovely recipe. I linked back to you :)