We landed up with two bags of carrots, way to much to eat before they went off, so I decided to make a carrot soup.
- Carrots, peeled and chopped into medium chunks
- Red onion, peeled and chopped into chunks (I used two small onions)
- Stock powder (I used chicken stock powder, you can use vegetable stock or maybe even mushroom soup powder)
- Oil for frying
- Walnuts, toasted (I used about half a cup. Also walnuts in their shells are far cheaper than ones already shelled, also its fun to use a heavy bottomed pan and go all HULK SMASH on them, although its quite messy)
- Add carrots, onions and a tablespoon or two of dry stock powder to a large pot.
- Drizzle with a bit of oil and lightly fry the veggies until the stock powder is dissolved.
- While frying, bring a kettle of water to the boil.
- Cover veggies with water, just above the veggies should be enough.
- Bring the water and veggies to a boil and then cover and turn down the heat to simmer.
- Simmer until carrots are soft.
- While the veggies are simmering, toast some walnuts.
- Once the carrots are soft, add half the toasted walnuts.
- Blitz the veggies for a smooth, thick soup. (Its ok if its not completely smooth, it still tastes delicious!)
- Roughly chop the remaining walnuts and add to the top of the soup as a garnish.