Thick and creamy healthy carrot leek soup served in two white bowls and garnished with fresh thyme. Ready to be eaten with a crusty bread roll on the side

Easy Carrot Leek Soup

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.

Thick and creamy healthy carrot leek soup served in a bowl and garnished with fresh thyme. Ready to be eaten with a crusty bread roll on the side

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.

Thick and creamy healthy carrot leek soup served in two white bowls and garnished with fresh thyme. Ready to be eaten with a crusty bread roll on the side

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.

How to make carrot leek soup

Thick and creamy healthy carrot leek soup served in a white bowl and garnished with fresh thyme. Ready to be eaten with a crusty bread roll on the side
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5 from 9 votes

Easy Carrot Leek Soup

Thick and creamy healthy carrot leek soup, ready in 30 minutes flavourful and very delicious.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: British
Keyword: carrot leek soup, easy carrot soup
Servings: 6
Author: Ajoke| My Active Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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

Notes

Carrot leek soup will stay up to 3 days in the fridge, I have never had to freeze this soup so I can't say how long it could store for but I am sure it should keep a while in the freezer.

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

Thick and creamy healthy carrot leek soup served in  two white bowls and garnished with fresh thyme. Ready to be eaten with a crusty bread roll on the side

 

 

20 Comments


  1. This is such a great recipe for an easy weeknight meal! My kids love carrots, I bet they would totally dig this soup! I look forward to making it soon 🙂

     
    • Thank you Aleta. It was a great hit with my children too, although my eldest wouldn’t eat raw carrot and I have tried all I could. I was happy when she took this on and even asked for more helpings.

       

  2. I love the flavor combination of carrots and leeks! Your soup looks so flavorful, thick and delicious. Not to mention the outstanding color! Great recipe!

     

  3. This looks like the perfect weather for soup season! So creamy and comforting, it looks so thick and full of flavor!

     

  4. I just love soup and trying out new ones! This carrot leek soup looks divine! Love how fresh, easy and fast it is to make too! 🙂

     

  5. Love that it is a 30-minute meal and that you add sundried tomatoes. So cool!

     
  6. I love love carrot soup. So nourishing and hearty. But low cal. Whata deal.

     

  7. I love the spin you put on the normal carrot soup with sun dried tomatoes and chilies ! I never had a liking for carrot soup as they always tasted so sweet. This soup is right up my alley!

     

  8. I loved this carrot soup!!! It was so delicious!!!! And super easy to make!

     
  9. Beautiful combo to have in a soup. it’s 40 degrees where I am from atm so super hot, not really soup weather lol. However, in the winter i would be all over this.

     

  10. Carrots and leeks were grown to be together, in my opinion -so, this recipe is speaking my language! I love the added sun-dried tomatoes! The flavors going on in this soup are AMAZING! 🙂

     
  11. I totally live off soups this time of year, and while I have a go-to carrot ginger soup I love to make, the idea of carrot leek sounds just as good!

     
  12. Amanda Mason


    LOVING the addition of the sun dried tomatoes!! That’s one of my favorite ingredients ever!! Love this write up…now a bowl right now!!

     

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