Carrot Orange Spring Soup

Written by the_chelf@yahoo.gr

Peel and chop the potato, carrots and the onion.

Add the oil in a saucepan over a high heat, add the chopped vegetables and cook for 10 minutes.

Check and stir regularly.

Using a cheese grater, grate the zest off the orange into a small bowl.

Add the zest to the pan with the vegetables. Put the lid on and cook for 10 more minutes, stirring occasionally.

If you’d like to add wine now ‘s the time.

Add the stock or water and bring up to a simmer, then put the lid back on the pan and leave to simmer gently. After 45 minutes, test that the carrots are really soft by poking them with a knife or skewer. Turn off the heat. Carefully ladle the soup into a food processor or use a stick blender.  Whizz the soup until it is smooth.

Cut the orange in half, squeeze the juice from one half and add to the soup.

Return the soup to the pan, heat it gently and season to taste.

Enjoy with a glass of citrusy white wine.

xoxo,

Chelf

Comments: 29

  1. Really happy to find a healthy recipe with all vegetarian ingredients. Will try it soon since all the items are easily available in my kitchen 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      All vegan all healthy 🙂

  2. Mmm, this looks so delicious! I am a huge fan of soup.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      I love soup as well!

  3. Sam says:

    I like the idea of putting orange in here. I’ve never tried that in soup before, but it would be delicious!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Yeap, the orange is a game changer!

  4. Kristen says:

    This sounds and looks delicious and so healthy. I love that all of the ingredients are things I already have in my pantry or fridge!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      yes! Such an easy mid week dinner!

  5. I never would’ve thought to use orange in a savory dish, but this definitely gives the soup a springy vibe. YUM!

  6. What a beautiful picture! This recipe is a welcomed twist on vegetable soup.

  7. Looks delicious, healthy and readily available ingredients

  8. Girl, this sounds yummy, healthy and so easy to do. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Milica says:

    This looks so delicious! Love how you decorate it!

  10. I am so gonna try to make this myself. I adore all soups and basically live on them…this one sounds delish! Yay

  11. I’m a huge fan of carrot and potato soup, but I’ve never dreamed of adding orange! I can see how it would really add a zing of flavour. I’m definitely keen to give this recipe a try!

    Christie’s Take on Life.  xx

  12. Oh such a healthy and delicious spring soup! Perfect for the season. I’ll definitely make some!

  13. blair villanueva says:

    Thanks for sharing your carrot soup recipe. Perfect during cold nights. And eating lots of carrots helps to smoothen our skin, like baby smooth 🙂

  14. I am not a big fan of cooked carrots. But this does look like a way I might try them out.

    • I’m not a big fan of cooked carrots either. I love the earthy taste of raw carrots and when carrots are cooked they take on a gross (to me) and kinda flavorless (to me) consistency. I have not made this recipe yet, but I have found that carrot soup in general tends to keep the flavor of the carrot, and you don’t get the gross texture because it’s turned into SOUP!

      • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

        That’s true! And the addition of orange takes it to another level!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      I also prefer raw carrots but I loved this recipe!

  15. I love it. Carrots might be my favorite vegetable. I mean I am a big fan of veggies so I’m not sure. But they’re definitely up there. Anyway I love that it’s vegan too! I pinned it..one of my kiddos is sick and barely eating right now, so I think I may just try this TODAY. Thank you!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Aw I hope he feels better soon! A nice bowl of soup always helps!

  16. Lorraine Marshall says:

    I am a huge fan of soup year round however it cold and snowing where I am and this would make the ideal dinner.

  17. This is another addition to my to try list 😀 love soups as well as veggies, thanks for sharing dear 🙂

  18. I just loved the recipe since I am a vegetarian and I love experimenting in my kitchen.. would soon be trying out this one…!!!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      I can’t wait for you to try it!

  19. Few days ago I tried your recipe. It’s so delicious and I tried this recipe in my new cooktop. It’s my new experiment with my hubby.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      I’m so happy to hear that Laura!

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