Sopa De Cenoura - Carrot Soup - Portugal

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

This recipe is submitted for play in ZWT8 – Spain/Portugal. It is a recipe by Ana Patuleia Ortins This is a truly wonderful dish that is easy to make and loaded with vitamin A. It is unique because a straight forward puréed soup that does not require other ingredients to give it additional texture is unusual in Portuguese cooking. When entertaining, I dress this soup up with a drizzle of heavy cream.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 2 tbsp of the oil in a 4-quart stock pot over medium-high heat. Add and sauté the onion until a light golden color, then stir in the tomato and garlic.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and continue cooking until the tomato is soft and partially dissolved, about 15 minutes.
  3. Add in the carrots, sweet potato, and turnip, pour in the water, cover, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  4. Reduce the heat and simmer until the vegetables are very tender, about 30 to 40 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat and purée the soup (a hand-blender works well).
  5. Stir in the remaining oil and season with salt and pepper. Bring the soup back to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for 2 more minutes, then serve.


Most Helpful

This soup turned out very thick, but delicious! Next time I'll add the turnips before the carrots and potatoes, as it took them longer to get tender. I appreciated that this soup had no cream or heaviness to it....just delicious veggie taste. Made for ZWT. Thanks for sharing.

breezermom July 30, 2012

What a lovely soup. We loved it here, thick, yummy and looks fantastic when served.<br/>Like Kiwi Kathy said....You won't be disappointed!

Tisme June 14, 2013

Nice, nice, nice!! Not much else I can say really, apart from you won't be disappointed with this recipe. Tastes good, looks good and is good for you. Make it you'll surely enjoy it. Made for Aussie / Kiwi Swap May 2013.

Kiwi Kathy May 04, 2013

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