This carrot leek soup will warm hearts and you might just find yourself making it every week. Honestly, apart from the fact that it is a 30 minutes meal, it is very flavourful, good for the cold and super healthy.
The first time I made carrot-leek soup was when I moved to Manchester and hosted my Rector from my Church at the time, I had to come up with a quick 3 course meal that won’t cost me an arm and leg and will reflect a bit of personality. I tell you, there is nothing bland about a well-made carrot or this carrot leek soup. I haven’t stopped making it since then, I have tried different versions and I find this recipe to be the best of them all.
Carrot-leek soup is very quick to make, and it can be ready in 30 minutes, it is a one pot dish and it can be made almost mess free when you buy already made ingredients like already washed and cut carrots, leek and chopped onions. I am not sure if I can say carrot leek soup is a lazy man dish. Interestingly, this soup can be very filling as well, especially when you have it with some hot-buttered bread roll. Under 30 minutes, with few ingredients, a blender or an immersion blender, you’ll have yourself a yummy and healthy carrot-leek soup.
Easy Carrot Leek Soup
- 600g carrot peeled and washed
- 200g leek sliced and rinsed
- 1 small onion chopped
- 4 sundried tomatoes optional
- 600 g chicken stock/water
- salt to taste
- 1 tbsp chilli flakes use according to preference
- Fresh thyme few springs
- 3 tbsp olive oil any type of oil would do too
- Place a large pot on a medium high heat, add the oil and heat for about a minute
- Add sliced leek and onions to the oil and stir till it's translucent but not browned (this should only be for about 3 minutes)
- Add sliced carrot to the above and continue to stir for another minute, add sun dried tomatoes, chilli flakes, paprika and thyme and stir to combine.
- Add chicken broth, stir to combine and cover with the lid and leave it to simmer for about 20 minutes or until carrot is soft and fork can go through easily.
- Turn off the heat, use an immersion blender to puree the mixture or leave to cool and then puree in a blender.
- Check for salt and seasoning and adjust accordingly. Serve the carrot leek soup with some more fresh thyme and hot-buttered dinner roll or any bread of choice. Enjoy x
There you have it lovelies, easy carrot leek soup. I would like to hear back from you if you make this carrot leek soup.Leave me a comment or share a photo with me on Instagram x