Orange, Carrot & Mint Soup

"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""
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  • 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


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

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  1. 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.


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