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Quick and Easy Carrot and Coriander Soup

carrot and coriander soup served with cumin seed soda bread


This is a really good soup to make when we are stuck in rough seas! Its really quick and easy so I don’t have to spend too much time trying to stay stood up in the galley and not burn myself every few seconds as the boat pitches and rolls. You can just throw everything in, walk away (or lie down for a bit to stop feeling queasy), then go back half an hour later, blend it all up and serve. Another good thing is it has ginger in it, which helps with sea sickness!

If you don’t happen to live on a boat and don’t spend your days getting thrown around by Neptune this is just a really convenient and tasty meal if you are in a rush or don’t want to spend hours labouring over a stove for your dinner. Here I served this sprinkled with parsley alongside cumin seed soda bread. Enjoy!
raw ingredients for making carrot and coriander soup

Carrot and Coriander Soup


  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 inch piece of ginger, sliced
  • 4-5 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and chopped
  • 2½ Tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 litre vegetable stock
  • ½ tsp salt, or more to taste


  1. Heat the olive oil on a medium heat and add onions. Cook until soft then stir in ginger, carrots, potato and coriander. Stir and cook for a minute or so and make sure vegetables are coated in spices, then add the stock.
  2. Cover, bring to the boil and then leave to simmer for about 20-25 minutes until vegetables are soft.
  3. Blend with an immersion stick blender until smooth and season to taste.


Serves 4

carrot and coriander soup served with cumin seed soda bread

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