Monday 15 June 2009

Recipe - Roasted Carrot and Onion Soup

I was looking at the contents of my organic veg box and saw a big bunch of carrots look back at me defiantly.

I've never been one to stand it when carrots revolt so I thought I'd teach them a lesson. What better lesson than some time in the oven, followed by some simmering and a final blitzing? ;)

The end result was very good and this is a recipe that I'll try again, probably freestyling it a bit with some other spices and so on.

I even tried the leftovers on a freak vegetarian here at work and although I haven't had a full review yet, the initial review per text message sounded positive.

Let's see how to cook this one then...

Ingredients (serves 2 - 3)
400g carrots, washed and peeled, tops taken off
2 small onions, quartered
Runny honey
1l vegetable stock
1 tsp ground ginger
Fresh basil, cut into strips

Preheat the oven to 200c.

Place the carrots and onion quarters on a tin foil lined baking sheet. Drizzle with honey and dot with the butter.

Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.

Remove from the oven, cut the carrots into smaller pieces and add them to the vegetable stock together with the ginger.

Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Let it simmer until the carrots have softened, about 10 - 20 minutes.

Remove from the heat and blitz it to a nice velvety consistency using a mixer or a blender stick.

Serve in a bowl topped with the basil and some nice bread on the side.



  1. Mmm, soppa på rostade grönsaker blir ju alldeles ljuvlig, alldeles för längesen jag åt soppa nu.

    Lycka till med falukorven =)

  2. Jessica,

    Det ar nagot speciellt nar de blir 'karamelliserade', sarskilt med lite extra honung som den har gangen.

    Soppa ar aldrig fel!

    Tackar, jag ska se vad jag kan hitta pa. Enda gangen jag gillar IKEA ar nar jag kommer till mat-torget ;)

    // Mike

  3. I like the underlying message in this post, never ever let carrots get the better of you, give them an inch and they will take a mile.

    Now excuse me while I have to go and make some carrot soup.

  4. Food Urchin,

    I see that you are a man that also have seen the true brutality of carrots and their scheme to rule the world.

    Glad to know that there are brothers with me in this crusade.

    I hope the soup turns out just fine! ;)

    // Mike

  5. Really tasty soup, thankyou! I had the same carrot and onion predicament! Works well minus honey too as we didn't have any and i was too lazy to go shopping!

  6. Katie,

    I'm really happy that you found your way here and even more so that you liked what you found.

    You're absolutely right there, it works really well without the honey as well. As always, freestyle it to suit you and what you got at home ;)

    // Mike


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// Mike