Spiced Carrot Soup | Melissa Hemsley
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Spiced Carrot Soup

Soups & Bowl Food

Spiced Carrot Soup

This Spiced Carrot Soup really hits the nail on the head on a cold, rainy day. You’ve probably got these spices already but you could always swap the cumin or coriander for a touch of smoked paprika too, anything goes with soup. I absolutely love carrots but feel free to swap them for sweet potato, squash, celeriac or parsnip if you prefer.

Make double and freeze the rest for a rainy day when you don’t feel like cooking. And don’t throw away your carrot tops! Instead, minimise your food waste and make this Carrot Top Pesto to drizzle on top. 


  1. Fry onion in coconut oil, stirring now and then for 5 minutes until softened. Use the time to prep everything else
  2. Add garlic and spices and let fry for another minute.
  3. Add the chopped carrots along with the coconut milk and the liquid, stir then put the lid on and let simmer away for about 15 – 18 mins (until the carrots are tender then add a pinch of sea salt, pepper and lemon juice.
  4. Blend in batches, seasoning to taste then serve up with a drizzle of olive oil, extra lemon and chilli flakes and coriander if you like.


Serves 4

  • 1 large onion, roughly
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbs coconut oil or ghee
  • 8 medium carrots, about 800g
  • 400ml tin coconut milk
  • 500ml of quality broth/stock/water
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • sea salt and pepper

To Serve

  • Fresh coriander
  • Black pepper/chilli flakes
  • Drizzle of extra virgin olive oil

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  • Alan Hurton
    Posted at 08:53h, 27 February Reply

    Gorgeous warming soup. Mmm mmm mmm

    • Melissa Hemsley
      Posted at 11:12h, 27 February Reply

      Glad you like it Alan! x

  • David Skinner
    Posted at 18:45h, 22 March Reply

    a wonderful soup using a 25p bag of carrot stubs from Tesco, really good will make it again

    • Melissa Hemsley
      Posted at 12:35h, 26 March Reply

      Oooh carrot stubs, well done Tesco! Thanks David, glad you enjoyed 🙂 M xx

  • Leyla Yildiz
    Posted at 14:48h, 06 November Reply

    This is really delicious! Thank you for the recipe xx

    • Melissa Hemsley
      Posted at 15:18h, 06 November Reply

      You’re so welcome! Glad you’re enjoying it. Melissa x

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