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Delicious spicy carrot soup recipe

This delicious spicy carrot soup recipe is quick and easy, low cost and nutritious and, served with a wholemeal roll, it provides a light yet filling lunch. Carrots are a great source of nutrients which help to keep the immune system healthy

Bowl of carrot soup on wooden table
Spicy carrot soup is quick and easy to make, low cost and nutritious

Cooking time

40 minutes




  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed or finely chopped
  • 1 red chillli, deseeded and finely chopped or a pinch of chilli flakes
  • 5cm piece fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped, or a generous pinch of powdered ginger
  • 750g carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 900ml chicken or vegetable stock
  • 150ml orange juice
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Fresh chives to garnish, optional


Heat the oil in large, non-stick saucepan, add the onion and cook over a medium heat for 3-4 minutes. 

Add the garlic, ginger, chilli, carrots and continue to cook for a further five minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the stock, orange juice and seasoning to taste, bring to the boil.

Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes, or until the carrots are soft.

Transfer the soup to a food processor, liquidiser or use a stick blender and puree the soup until smooth.

Return to the pan and reheat gently. Ladle the soup into serving bowls and garnish with finely chopped chives.

Serve with a wholemeal roll for a healthy and nutritious lunch.

Our thanks to LearnDirect for this recipe.

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