CARROT CORIANDER SOUP RECIPES IS DEFINITELY A SUPER HEALTHY SOUP !
Majority of people do not know the importance of this wonderful vegetable called carrot. Carrot is a versatile sort of root vegetable in that it can be eaten raw, juiced and cooked.
Eating it raw has tremendous health benefits; drinking the juice gives you the best health properties second to none. Eating this stuff cooked in conjunction with other vegetables is equally super healthy.
In Nigeria, most of the Nigerians eat carrots raw. I enjoy eating it raw any time I visit Nigeria. It is great to eat it with peanut or groundnuts, smoked fishes as well as with "suya". The blend is not only exciting but enjoyable.
It used to be grown seasonally in Nigeria but nowadays it can be grown any time of the year. In those olden days, it was only cultivated in the Northern part of Nigeria.
Yes, these days they are cultivated and grown in all parts of Nigeria. Some healthy food experts and health conscious people and hotels and restaurants are now cooking, eating and enjoying carrot juices, meals and diets.
Let me tell you more about the health benefits of this wonder root vegetable. Apart from the fact that raw carrots give you super health benefits, drinking the juice health benefits are rather astounding!
Carrot juice is noted to be rich in vitamin A. Vitamin A is an essential element that creates healthy tissues and is perfect in helping with your vision.
In addition, it contains other important vitamins such as potassium which is noted to keep the cells in the body well-hydrated. Although spinach contains Vitamin A as carrot but carrot still stands out as the best choice for many people.
Now you have a few reasons why you should not only grow carrots yourself but enjoy eating it because they are super loaded with essential health benefit vitamins.
This recipe Carrot coriander soup recipes is a delicious treat formed with specially selected ingredients to give you a delicate mouth-watering delicacy with all the health benefits in tact.
The preparation of this soup is about 10-15 minutes and cooking time approximately about 25-30 minutes. It is safe to predict that the soup will be served and eaten within 40-45 minutes. It has a very low calorie which makes it ideal for weight-watchers.
RECIPES/INGREDIENTS AND PREPARATION FOR 6-10 SERVINGS:
1. 1 1/2 lbs of carrots or (12 sticks of fresh carrots , peeled, washed and cut into coin shaped sizes).
2. 225 g (6 oz ) leeks + 1/2lbs of button mushrooms
3. 150 ml of natural yogurt or soured cream
4. 5 ml (1 tbsp of plain flour + 1.1 litres (2 pints) of vegetable stocks
5. 10 ml ( 2 tsp) of ground coriander
6. 40 g (1 1/2oz) of butter or margarine
7. salt and pepper to taste
8. To garnish: use coriander leaves crushed or minced.
Suggested foods to be eaten with the soup, robread rolls, fried plantains, boiled potatoes, moi moi.
To cook or make this exotic soup is easy as long as you have all the ingredients ready and handy.
To start, first, slice the carrots, mushrooms and leeks. Heat the butter in a large saucepan and add the vegetables. Then cover the pan and cook gently for 5-10 minutes or until the vegetables are soft and tender.
Now stir in the coriander and flour and cook for 1-5 minutes and add the stock and bring to the boil, stirring.Season and reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until all the ingredients are quite tender.
Now leave the soup to cool slightly, then puree in a blender or food processor and blend until quite smooth.
Follow up by returning the soup to the pan and stir in the yogurt. Check seasoning and reheat gently on a low heat but do not boil. Finally, garnish with coriander and croutons and serve with the suggested foods. These are all the steps taken to cook Carrot coriander soup recipes. Healthy soup recipes!