Carrot And Potato Soup Recipe

Introduction

Who does not enjoy the soothing taste of soup? It is warm, soothing, and can be made with a variety of ingredients. One such delicious soup is the carrot and potato soup. It is a great way to get your daily dose of vitamins and minerals, and it can be made in just under an hour. So, why not try making this soup today and enjoy its comforting flavors?

Potato carrot soup by Fit Taste Tic (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Quick Highlights:

Main ingredients – Potatoes, carrots, onion, garlic, parsley and cayenne pepper

Time – 40 mins {Preparation time – 10 mins, cooking time – 30 mins}; Serving – 4

Nutrients –  Rich in vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium, minerals and fibre

Ingredients

IngredientsQuantity
1. Olive oil2 tablespoon
2. Onion1
3. Garlic2 cloves
4. Carrots4 (large)
5. Potatoes2 (large)
6. Vegetable broth4 cups
7. Salt1 teaspoon
8. Black pepperHalf teaspoon
9. Ground cuminHalf teaspoon
10. Ground corianderHalf teaspoon
11. Cayenne pepperHalf teaspoon
12. ParsleyHalf cup

Preparation of the ingredients

1.  Peel and chop carrots, potatoes and onion

2.  Finely chop fresh parsley and mince garlic cloves

Preparing the soup

1.  1. Add the olive oil to a pot and heat it on medium. Dry heat the onion and garlic until the onion is aromatic.

2.  Add the carrots and potatoes, and sauté for 5 minutes.

3.  Add the vegetable broth, salt, black pepper, cumin, coriander, and cayenne pepper. Mix well, and then heat to a boil.

4.  Reduce the heat to low, and simmer until the vegetables are tender.

5.  Turn off the heat and allow the saucepan to cool.

6.  Blend the soup until it is smooth.

7.  Return the soup to the pot and reheat it over low heat.

8.  Serve hot, garnished with chopped parsley.

Variations on the recipe

1.  This recipe can be easily customized by adding other vegetables like celery or by using chicken broth instead of vegetable broth.

2.  In addition to the potatoes, vegetables like zucchini, mushrooms, sliced butternut squash, parsnips, and green beans can make a delicious meal.

3.  Adding white beans will increase the protein content.

4.  Before serving, whisk in 1 tablespoon of butter or some shredded cheddar or parmesan cheese to provide richness and additional flavour.

Nutritional Information

There are 4 servings in this carrot and potato soup recipe. Each portion includes roughly:

1.      200 calories

2.      8g fat

3.      30g carbohydrates

4.      5g fibre

5.      5g protein

6.      920mg sodium

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