2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion,peeled and cut into dice
4 cloves garlic, peeled and finely minced
4 large carrots, peeled and cut into rings
6 large tomatoes, cut into slices
2 to 3 teaspoons ground cumin
1 litre of hot vegetable stock, I used Swiss Bouillon
salt and pepper, to taste
3 tablespoons single cream
3 or 4 sprigs of fresh parsley or chervil, finely chopped
Pour the olive oil into a large saucepan and add the chopped onion, sauté over a medium heat for about 5 minutes until the onions are soft and translucent, then add the minced garlic and cook for a further 1 to 2 minutes. Add the ground cumin,carrots and tomatoes and put a lid on the saucepan, lower the heat and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes or until the tomatoes have softened and the cumin is fragrant.
Add the hot vegetable stock and season to taste, replace the lid and simmer for 30 minutes or until the carrots are cooked and soft. Allow to cool slightly and then blend the soup mixture with a hand-held immersion mixer or in a food processor blender. Return the soup to the saucepan and reheat over a gentle heat, do not allow the soup to boil.
Adjust the seasoning to taste and ladle the soup into warm soup bowls, swirl a little cream over the top and garnish with chopped parsley or chervil and croutons. Serve with crusty bread.
Like the sound of this, may get the chef to try it out for the menu.
Karen S Booth says
Thanks JS! When I am back home in Yorkshire in October and November, I plan to visit you!
Beautiful soup! I make tons myself as my little boy adores it luckily. This is one I will certainly try x
Dear! I think this is the PERCT soup, I love soups avery time!! LOL
La Table De Nana says
Carrot and tomato..Great!
Love your description too..T
You have a great Sunday also.
A Trifle Rushed says
I'm going to make this for lunch this week, it's perfect.
That looks good, nice photos with the croutons and cream too. I made carrot and tomato soup today and bunged in the left over sweet potato puree from last night's dinner, definitely adds something. Haven't tried it with cumin, something to think about.
Fabulicious Food says
Tomato and Carrot is my favourite flavour of soup so next time I must try adding the cumin for a wonderfully warming twist. Hope you had a lovely weekend. x
This sounds like my kind of soup. I have all of the ingredients, and as tomorrow's weather looks a bit 'soupy', I will give it a try. I'm sure I will enjoy it. BIg fan of Marigold Swiss Bouillon too.
Kentish Keg-Meg says
Mmmmm just right for the weather we are experiencing at the moment. Thanks for the recipe Karen. Today's lunch is sorted now.
That soup is such a warming autumnal colour – I'd love a bowl of it right now, to gaze upon first and then tuck into. It sounds delicious and you've made it very pretty too.