Recipe: Sweet Potato, Carrot and Coriander Soup with Creamy Coriander Pesto

Sweet potato, carrot and coriander soup with creamy coriander pesto

Sweet potato, carrot and coriander soup with creamy coriander pesto

Carrot and coriander soup is classically British. This recipe is for my twist of the traditional preparation, adding sweet potato for body and richness, and swirling the soup with a creamy pesto, pungent with fresh, herby coriander.

Ingredients:

for the soup:

1 sweet potato

2 carrots

1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (or more to taste)

1/2 tsp ground coriander seed

1 cup chicken stock

for the pesto:

1 bunch coriander

1/2 garlic clove

juice of 1/4 lemon

20g pine nuts

2 tbsp cream

2 tbsp olive oil

salt and black pepper

Method:

(preheat oven to 180*c)

for the soup:

– peel and dice with sweet potato and carrots

– place on a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil and season with the paprika, cayenne pepper and a pinch of salt and twist of fresh black pepper

– bake in the oven for around 40 minutes, until lightly golden and soft

– remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly

– in a blender, blitz with sweet potato and carrot to form a puree

– pour in the chicken stock and blend until you have a thick soup consistency

– adjust the seasoning to your taste

for the pesto:

– place all the ingredients into a blender apart from the olive oil and blend until the ingredients are well combined

– gradually add in the olive oil and blend until you have a smooth paste

to serve:

– reheat the soup in a pan over a low heat

– pour desired amount into a bowl and swirl through the pesto

*enjoy with a slice of warm and crispy white country loaf, spread thickly with salted butter

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