With the amount of eating over the last 7 days, I’ve been craving some simple vegetable dishes.
I had half a loaf of Blackwoods Bakeries focaccia from the weekend and my parents had just given me a big bag of carrots. What started off as a pauper’s dinner got fancy real quick. Don’t let the carrots
full* fool you. This is a rich and satisfying soup.
*Edit: Wow, genuine Freudian slip.
Spiced Carrot & Coconut Soup
Dinner for 2 or a starter for 4.
3/4 can coconut cream
3 cups stock (I used chicken but use vegetable if vegetarian)
1 teaspoon green curry paste (check if vegetarian)
1 tablespoon olive oil
*Use vegetable stock if you want to make this vegan or vegetarian
- Chop the ends off the carrots and cut into bite sized rounds. I didn’t see any point in peeling these ones, it’s up to you.
- In a large pot, quickly brown the carrots in olive oil. Add the green curry paste and stir through.
- Add stock, bring to boil, then cover and simmer for 30 minutes until carrots have softened. Add coconut cream.
- Remove from heat and blend with a stick blender.
- Taste and season with salt if required. I found my stock was salty enough but fresh ground pepper is a nice addition. Plate up and garnish with sage leaves.
Toast. Yes. Toast.
I’m not taking the piss. I’ve never made toast like this before so I thought it would be fair to assume that you might not have done toast like this before either. They’re super crunchy and reminded me of chips. Really good with soup.
Half a loaf of leftover bread. I used focaccia, but any rustic loaf will do.
3 tablespoons lemon infused oil. I used avocado oil. In a pinch, you could use olive oil with lemon zest.
- Preheat oven to 180°C.
- Slice the bread as thin as you can. I got mine between 5-10mm per slice. Stale bread is ideal for cutting thin slices.
- Drizzle the oil onto a baking sheet.
- Brush both sides of each slice of bread onto the oil. Arrange in a single layer and bake until golden. Keep a careful eye on these so they do not burn.
- Crunch with soup.
Yuuuum 🙂 I think toast should be a big deal. There should be more recipes for toast. I always have so many carrots leftover because Flatpac only likes the leaves. Will definately do this one with baby dutchies 🙂
I wish I could find carrot leaves for Tofu! He loves the tops too, but he also love carrots. So if I peel carrots, he gets the peel. You should see the speed carrot peel disappears. Lightning fast!
You’re getting baby dutchies?
the color of this soup is amazing! personally, carrots are not my thing but i bet using any other hearty sweet veg like butternut squash would be wonderful.
Honestly, this soup doesn’t taste particularly carroty. So you could use squash or some carrot mixed in too. I’m actually not a big fan of squash or pumpkin either.
This looks fantastic, I love the combo with the coconut milk and the green curry paste. Very tasty indeed. Nice bowl too.
Thanks Eva, the bowl is one of a set I bought from a dollar store. I was stoked when I found these for $2 each! I bought a full set of 6. Isn’t it funny the good stuff you find at dollar stores?
Love the soup combination – mmm! – and I love the way oven-baked bread smells and crunches and calms.
Thanks Mel. I think I like sniffing bread more than I like eating it.
That looks creamy delicious!
Outstanding composition on the photo. Really remarkable.