A warming carrot and ginger soup

March 22, 2013

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Who’s going out this weekend? Yeah, thought as much. With this weather we’ll all be staying as close to base as possible. What’s for dinner? I’ve made a pot of soup with this week’s carrots. It’s got plenty of ginger and garlic which not only add flavour but also give a much needed immunity boost (changes in weather confuse things in your body and make you more prone to picking up bugs). Make this, build a fire, stick on a movie and hope all this weather abates soon….

A warming carrot and ginger soup

You’ll need:

2 medium onions roughly chopped

Olive oil

3-4 fat cloves garlic chopped

600gr carrots washed and scrubbed

1 piece ginger the size of a 2 euro piece peeled and grated

1/2 cup red lentils

1 litre vegetable stock (as usual I use Marigold)

Salt and Pepper

Begin by soaking the lentils in water. Set aside. Heat a glug of olive oil in a pot over a medium heat.

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Throw in the onions and saute til soft and golden. Add the garlic and fry until soft then throw in the ginger.

While the garlic and ginger are cooking slice the carrots and add them to the pot. Toss everything then add the stock. Season with salt and pepper. Rinse the lentils under plenty of cold running water and add them too.

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Bring everything to the boil then reduce to a gentle simmer and cook for about 30 minutes until everything is tender. Take off the heat and blend until smooth. Serve topped with either chopped parsley or yogurt and toasted seeds.

Stay warm x


2 Responses to “A warming carrot and ginger soup”

  1. Tatum Keane Says:


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