Not sure what to have for lunch tomorrow? How about this fantastically simple, nutritious and low-cost soup? Prep tonight, leave slow cooker on till lunch tomorrow, whizz with blender and bob’s your uncle!
Simple Carrot and Coriander Soup Slow Cooker Recipe – Serves 2 Adults and 2 Children
You will need:
1 x Standard Slow Cooker and 1 x Blender
450g/1lb Carrots (peeled and diced)
2 x Medium Onions (peeled and chopped)
1 or 2 Medium White Potatoes (or leave out completely for low-carb version) - (peeled and quartered)
1 x Teaspoon of Ground Dried Coriander
1 x Vegetable Stock Cube (crumbled)
1 and 3/4 Pints of Boiling Water
1. Peel and dice the carrots – place in slow cooker – carrots require longer to cook than most vegetables hence they need to be diced
2. Peel and chop onions – add to slow cooker
3. Peel and quarter potato/s (omit potatoes completely for low-carb version – this will also make the soup thinner in consistency) – add to cooker
4. Sprinkle coriander and vegetable stock cube over vegetables
5. Pour over 1 and 3/4 pints of boiling water – ensure that slow cooker is no more than 2/3rd’s full
6. Turn heat setting to low and leave for approx. 12 hours or longer if required – I left mine 15 hours (overnight and all the following morning until lunchtime).
7. When cooked blend the soup and serve
Top Tip - If using a hand blender then remove pot from cooker and place hand blender directly in pot (taking care at all times of course!!). Ensure that the blender is flat on the bottom of the pot before turning on otherwise the hot liquid will splash upwards. Keep blender pressed to the bottom of the pot until the majority of the ingredients are evenly blended. If any of the vegetables are still intact (most probably the potatoes) then turn blender off and squash them individually with the blender pushing down to bottom of pot again and continue blending, repeat this step until the all of the soup is smooth. Please take care!
Serve with fresh bread – my rustic wholemeal loaf is ideal – recipe to be posted tomorrow!
How simple is that?
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*As always, if you require bigger portions or are cooking for a larger family then double quantities and use a large slow cooker.
* Please note that I am not a qualified nutritionist or professional cook. My recipes are what I put together at home and all amounts etc… are approximate. What I write is my own experience of cooking the recipe. Ovens and ingredients do vary – just go with it, have fun and apply common sense at all times! Practise makes perfect!
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