Apparently it’s Blue Monday today, the most depressing day of the year. Thanks Ashley for pointing it out, I hadn’t realised! Whilst Ashley would no doubt recommend doing some healthy exercise, I think you can’t go wrong with a good wholesome home-made soup and what could be better than that tasty classic, carrot and coriander.
Carrots are a really good source of beta-carotene, the antioxidant carotenoid that your body converts into vitamin A. I have read that carrots can help reduce cholesterol, prevent heart attacks, improve vision (although wasn’t that a myth, put about in World War II to get people to eat more carrots?), and reduce the signs of premature ageing. Also, carrots can increase the health of your skin, boost the immune system, improve digestion and help avoid cardiovascular problems. Coriander is also high in vitamins. As well as all this, the soup also tastes good!
I didn’t do anything complicated, just fried an onion and added some diced up carrots and stock, then cooked for about 15 mins. I whizzed it up to a smooth texture, then added some grated carrots and some fresh, chopped coriander leaves, cooked for a few more minutes and it was done!
Would I make it again?
Definitely. I would make it exactly the same again.