Orange, Carrot & Mint Soup

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

Vegetarian soups are always welcome in my cookbook. This one sounded different so I wanted to add it here for safe keeping. I originally found it in a British cookery magazine called "Vegetarian Christmas 2008"

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 tablespoon butter
  • 2 lbs carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 large garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 14 pints vegetable stock
  • 4 fluid ounces fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh mint, finely chopped


  1. Gently melt the butter in a pan.
  2. Add the carrots, onion and garlic.
  3. Cover, then cook over a low heat for about 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables have softened.
  4. Pour in the stock, bring to the boil, then simmer, partially covered. for 20 to 30 minutes or until the vegetables are very soft.
  5. Take off the heat, then leave to cool for a few minutes.
  6. Whizz the soup in a food processor or a blender until smooth.
  7. Pour the soup back into the pan, add the orange juice and mint, then gently reheat.
  8. Pour into warmed bowls and drizzle with a little cream if you like.
Most Helpful

This was okay, My spouse, and daughter enjoyed it very much, but My son and I didn't . I thought there was too much orange flavor, taking some of the taste out of the carrot. Not much carrot flavor. I will probably make again, cutting the orange juice in half. Made for 1-2-3 hit wonders.

weekend cooker March 16, 2009