Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a delicate but rich soup that makes an elegant starter for a dinner party. It's quick and easy to put together, and you can make it ahead of time.


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
  2. (You can do this early in the day and refrigerate until just before serving.) Heat soup gently until hot, but not boiling.
  3. Garnish with some finely grated carrot, or parsley.
Most Helpful

This was a quick, easy recipe. I made it exactly as directed and it came out very well, although a little too lemony. Perhaps this is my fault, although I really only added a splash of lemon, but the recipe doesn't advise how much to use so perhaps it's literally a few drops that are required. If I make this again I'll be omitting the lemon altogether, but apart from that it was very good. Also, just a note to other potential reviewers, you hardly notice the cayenne - it's not overpowering at all and just adds a little something.

Wendy-Bob September 16, 2007

This is the easiest soup I've ever made, and it's so tasty! I had to modify it a little bit by using soy milk in place of the cream, and I also used black pepper instead of cayenne because I didn't have any on hand. I also made this extra simple by nuking it in the microwave instead of heating it on the stovetop. Thanks for a "souper" recipe, Geema!

Kree January 28, 2005