Hi guys. So a few people said we like seeing recipes up on here so I thought i'd post up one of my favourite soup recipes. Had a big bowl of it the other day with a few oatcakes for my dinner. Low cal, plus it makes a lot and you can freeze portions if you want.
1 tbsp olive oil (or lemon/chilli oil works well too)
2 diced red onions
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
750g carrots, peeled and diced
1 apple, peeled cored and diced
1 tbsp garam masala (or if you don't have this, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp ground coriander, and a pinch of cinnamon works well).
1.5 litres vegetable stock (or beef or chicken, whichever flavour you prefer)
generous handful fresh coriander, finely chopped
squeeze of fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
Extra fresh herbs (e.g. coriander, parsley, chives etc.) chopped for garnish
1) Fry the onions and garlic in the oil in a large saucepan for 5 minutes. Add the carrots, apple, and garam masala, and cook for a further 5 minutes.
2) Add the stock, and cook on a high heat, for 10 minutes. Add the fresh coriander and a squeeze of lemon, and cook for a further 20 minutes, or until the carrots are very soft.
3) Blend (I use a hand blender) until smooth, season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve with some extra chopped herbs on top, and some oatcakes or rice cakes on the side.
Very nice and very nutritious, fills me up nicely.