This is a very basic soup recipe which is healthy and nutritious. love these kind of soups which are so easy to put together. they taste great with some toasted bread/ garlic bread or even some croutons. The recipe for these baked garlic croutons coming up in the next blog post!

butter - 1 tbsp
onion, chopped - 1
bay leaf - 1 
garlic, chopped - 3
carrots, roughly chopped - 2
potato, roughly chopped - 1
celery stalks, roughly chopped - 1 and 1/2 cups
cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
chicken or vegetable broth - 3 cups
fresh coriander leaves, chopped - a handful
salt and pepper to taste
coconut milk or cooking cream  - 1/4 cup (optional)
chilli flakes/ mixed dried herbs - a pinch for serving (optional)

  • In a big cooking pot, melt the butter.
  • Add in the bay leaf, onions and garlic and saute.
  • Once the onions have softened, add in chopped carrots, celery and potato. Add the cumin powder too and stir for a minute or 2.
  • Add in the chicken or vegetable broth. Cover and let it simmer and cook for about 20 to 25 minutes. Season with requited salt and pepper.
  • Once the veggies have cooked through and the level of water has reduced, add in the fresh coriander leaves, coconut milk/ cooking cream (if you are using). cook for a further 2 minutes and then switch off the flame.
  • Let it cool completely.
  • Remove the bay leaf and blend to a smooth consistency.
  • Serve hot and garnish with chilli flakes and mixed dried herbs.
  • It tastes delicious with these baked garlic croutons.

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