Carrot Soup With Coconut and Cilantro

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Oolala

A Thai style soup from a new, hip teenage cookbook called Cooking Up a Storm, the teen survival cookbook. This is by Sam Stern. "What's usually hot but always cool? Soup!" This one is served hot.

Top Review by PinkCherryBlossom

Wow, I halved this and got two very generous portions. The flavours blend together nicely without any one being too overpowering. Some might find this soup bland but as it came from a teens cookbook this is to be expected. For me this was thick, creamy and perfect but those who like things a little spicier try adding some red chilli flakes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in heavy bottomed saucepan. Tip in the onion with a pinch of salt. Cook gently on low heat for about 5 minutes to soften without browning.
  2. Add carrots and potatoes. Stir. Cover and leave to sweat for 10 minutes.
  3. Add cilantro, stock or water or water and stock, coconut milk, orange juice, a squeeze of lime, and some salt and pepper.
  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, till the carrots are soft. This could take 30-40 minutes depending upon the size of the carrots.
  5. Let cool, then liquidize (liquify) in a blender until smooth. Reheat gently, stirring, and check seasoning. Serve with lime wedges for squeezing.

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