Saturday, 19 December 2015

Curried Carrot & Artichoke Soup

I gave my own tweak to this soup, and this is the result! It is not often I make a soup without having stock in it, but this, thanks to the curry flavour, worked a treat!

Curried Carrot & Artichoke Soup
(Serves 3)

1 tbsp oil
1 onion, chopped
1 fat garlic clove, chopped
500g carrots, chopped
1/2 jar artichokes in oil, drained (or 1/2 avocado)
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp mild curry powder
70g cashews
Boiled water

- Heat the oil in a medium casserole, and soften the onions for five minutes before adding the garlic and frying for a further couple of minutes.

- Coop the carrots and add them to the pot as you go along, followed by the artichokes.

- Poud in boiling water to cover, plus 2 cm above, and add the remaining ingredients, turn down and simmer covered, for about 20 minutes until the carrots are soft.

- Use a stick blender and whizz until smooth, and serve with crusty bread on the side!

Adding nuts to a soup is something I have never thought of doing before, but now I realise what a genius way it is for vegetarians to get a little extra protein into our diets. Thanks for the heads up Ragnhild!

This might be the last post before I travel to Norway to see my family on Monday, so in that case I just wanted to wish everyone a happy holiday! I'd love to hear about your plans! I will be away form the 21st to the 28th of December, and just try and cram in as much time with friends and family as possible! All the best x

Original source:

- Jules


  1. Neimen, for en twist du laget på den. Og vet du, denne skal jeg også lage!! Fikk dilla på artisjokker etter jeg begynte å lage den artisjokk-pestoen din for en stund siden. Takk for inspirasjon <3

    1. Awh, men det var jo takket være deg at jeg fikk prøvd den :D Artisjokker funket veldig godt, og kjæresten digget den :D Enkelt, kjapt også utrolig smakfullt :D Tusen takk igjen Ragnhild! x

  2. Mmmm this looks so delicious! We have a cold spell right now (loving it!!) and this soup would be perfect for this weather! I think using stock is overrated. I never get the impression it adds too much flavor anyhow. As for the nuts, not only do you get extra protein but they also make the soup creamier and add substance! I love your picture with the poinsettia. Simply beautiful - on so many levels!

    1. Rose - danke schön! :D This is a perfect savoury pick-me-up, and would be lovely on a cold day :) The curry flavours simply makes you feel even warmer, despite the frost outside :)
      Haha, I tried to take a few seasonal pictures there, the wee christmas mouse is still out, haven't taken down the decorations yet... oops! x