Carrot Orange Spring Soup

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.




  • Shilpa Bindlish April 5, 2017 at 7:57 am

    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.

    • April 5, 2017 at 2:59 pm

      All vegan all healthy 🙂

  • Amber Myers April 5, 2017 at 12:41 pm

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

    • April 5, 2017 at 2:57 pm

      I love soup as well!

  • Sam April 5, 2017 at 1:35 pm

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

    • April 5, 2017 at 2:56 pm

      Yeap, the orange is a game changer!

  • Kristen April 5, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    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!

    • April 5, 2017 at 3:02 pm

      yes! Such an easy mid week dinner!

  • Casey the College Celiac April 5, 2017 at 3:05 pm

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

  • Jacquelyn April 5, 2017 at 4:11 pm

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

  • Phaytea April 5, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Looks delicious, healthy and readily available ingredients

  • Deimarys April 5, 2017 at 6:20 pm

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

  • Milica April 5, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    This looks so delicious! Love how you decorate it!

  • Kimberly c. April 5, 2017 at 9:23 pm

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

  • Christie Brown April 6, 2017 at 1:15 am

    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

  • Anosa April 6, 2017 at 1:59 am

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

  • blair villanueva April 6, 2017 at 5:35 am

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

  • David Elliott April 6, 2017 at 6:25 am

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

    • Elizabeth Brico April 6, 2017 at 5:35 pm

      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!

      • April 6, 2017 at 10:31 pm

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

    • April 6, 2017 at 10:34 pm

      I also prefer raw carrots but I loved this recipe!

  • Elizabeth Brico April 6, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    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 of my kiddos is sick and barely eating right now, so I think I may just try this TODAY. Thank you!

    • April 6, 2017 at 10:32 pm

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

  • Lorraine Marshall April 7, 2017 at 12:44 am

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

  • Sushmita April 16, 2017 at 12:48 pm

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

  • Desi Chidiyaa April 17, 2017 at 7:56 am

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

    • April 17, 2017 at 8:04 am

      I can’t wait for you to try it!

  • Laura Dowsan September 26, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    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.

    • September 26, 2017 at 10:19 pm

      I’m so happy to hear that Laura!


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