Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Sunshine Vegetable Soup

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This is my twist on a classic carrot and coriander soup, which I've called sunshine soup due to it's colour. I used various orange coloured, sweet tasting vegetables plus good old celery, onion and garlic to balance the sweetness. This soup is a great way to get several 5-a-day portions of vegetables down your kids at once!
  • 4-6 carrots
  • 1 small sweet potato
  • 1 orange or yellow bell pepper
  • 150g-200g/6-8oz butternut squash
  • 2 sticks of celery
  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped
  • 1litre/1¾ pt hot vegetable stock (made with a stock cube)
  • 25g/1oz dried red lentils
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • black pepper to taste
  • fresh chopped coriander/cilantro to serve
Peel and chop the vegetables into chunks.
Fry the onion in 1 tbsp olive oil, until soft.
Add all of the other veg and the spices to the pan and sauté for 5 minutes.
Pour in the stock and bring up to the boil.
Reduce the heat and simmer for around 20-30 minutes, or until all the vegetables are soft.
Liquidise in a blender until smooth.

Suitable for freezing.


Alternative:
Make a smaller quantity of soup, using water instead of stock and omitting the pepper, for a tasty baby-food. Leave the vegetables in chunks, mash or purée depending on the age of your baby.

This post is part of the #FaveFamilyRecipes Competition with BritMums and Tilda Rice. Every pack sold will provide a meal to an expectant mum in need in support of the World Food Programme’s Mothers Helping Mothers initiative in Bangladesh.
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8 comments:

  1. Brilliant! This month's No Croutons Required is asking for Summer Soups and Salads. You should add a link and enter it. nocroutonsrequired@googlemail.com

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  2. Thanks Jacqueline...I have a salad recipe up my sleeve (not literally!) so I'm not sure which one to enter just yet!

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  3. This looks scrumptious! Also - I like really the new look of your blog! did the little misses have anything to do with it?!

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    1. Thanks very much...yes, my girls helped with the background and colours :-)

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  4. Love this soup. Thanks so much for submitting this bowl of goodness to our event.

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  5. Love this take on one of my fave soups and love how you call it sunshine. Commenting for BritMums

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