This delicious vegan soup created by the wonderful chefs at Vegetarian for Life will be a winner for everyone at Christmas or at anytime!
Carrot, Ginger & Orange Soup
Meal Type: Starter
A good glug of olive oil
4 small onions, chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped
2–3 inch piece of fresh ginger, finely grated
Zest and juice of 2 oranges 8 carrots, peeled and sliced
1 litre water with vegan stock or 4 tsp vegetable bouillon
Couple of pinches of cayenne pepper or chilli powder (optional)
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Coconut yoghurt or vegan crème fraiche (optional)
Chopped coriander leaves
1 In a saucepan, gently cook the onion in the olive oil until softened.
2 Add the garlic, ginger and orange zest. Cook for a minute or so and then add the carrots, stock, and cayenne pepper or chilli powder (if using).
3 Simmer until the carrots are tender.
4 Using a hand blender, blend the soup until smooth.
5 Add the orange juice and season with salt and pepper. Blend again briefly to mix.
6 Reheat gently. Serve with optional dollop of coconut yoghurt or crème fraiche, and a sprinkle of chopped coriander on top.
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