One of the trendiest soups over here in the UK at the moment is carrot and coriander soup. Coriander is the same thing as cilantro only by a different name. I have enjoyed this soup but because of my dietary requirements have avoided it because creamy soups like this so often use a lot of cream. So, I was happy to find this version of the soup in the August 2008 copy of BBC Good Magazine because it doesn't use any dairy at all. I have now tried the recipe and think it is fantastic. It is very rich and creamy tasting without any at all.
- Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion, then fry for 5 minutes until softened.
- Stir in the ground coriander/cilantro and potato, then cook for 1 minute.
- Add the carrots and stock, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat.
- Cover and cook for 20 minutes until the carrots are tender.
- Tip into a food processor with the fresh coriander/cilantro.
- Then blitz until smooth (you may need to do this in two batches).
- Return to the pan, taste, add salt if necessary, then reheat to serve.
Made this soup - very quick and simple. Very good feedback from family and it felts nice and healthy. A lovely light supper.
This recipe is amazing I absolutely love it, the only thing I did different and it is a matter of personal taste was when I was grinding the one teaspoon of cilantro I added 2 cloves of garlic, that is all, I love garlic so I wanted some in the recipe. It is absolutely delicious and creamy without having any dairy. Thank you very much!!!