04
Jan
08

Carrot and Leeks Soup

Soups are really comforting and filling for me. My craving for soups kicks off along with winter. Potato and Leeks is the most common among the soups made with leeks, but I wanted a lighter one with leeks so just replaced potatoes with carrots and added few ingredients to suite our taste. The mild onion flavor of leeks and carrots blends really well. This soup is simple to make and equally delicious. Serve it along with a green salad and warm sandwich. This soup is very light and also the flavors intensify by the next day, so you can easily make this dish any time. Orange juice not only adds a nice citrus taste also gives a beautiful orangey color to the soup.

Ingredients

2 Leeks
2 large carrots
1 celery stalk
1 tbsp fresh ginger
1 tsp oregano (dried)
1 tsp fresh parsley
4 cups vegetable stock/water
1/4th cup orange juice (optional)
Salt and Black Pepper according to taste
1 tbsp olive oil or unsalted butter

Procedure

Clean and chop up the tender part of the leeks (discard the leaves, green ones) and celery stalk along with leaves. Cut the carrots, peel and roughly chop ginger.

Heat the oil in a saucepan and sauté ginger, celery and leeks gently for 5 minutes stirring occasionally, until the leeks are soft and transparent. Add oregano, black pepper and carrots, sauté for 2-3 minutes. Stir in the stock and bring to the boil. Simmer for 10-12 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Remove from heat and cool down. Puree the cooked veggies in a food processor or in a blender. Pour the mixture in a saucepan, stir in orange juice and parsley and cook on low heat for few minutes. Adjust the seasoning, garnish with parsley leaves before serving.

Notes and Tips

You can substitute orange juice with milk or stock. If you want a spicy soup replace oregano and parsley with curry powder and coriander leaves.

And finally, thanks bee for reminding “Click-Liquid” event, here is my warm blow of soup for you folks. Enjoy!!

More recipes with carrot:

Carrot Ginger Soup

Carrot Pulao


16 Responses to “Carrot and Leeks Soup”


  1. January 5, 2008 at 9:21 am

    That picture looks awesome… Ur new layout looks wonderful Shivapriya. Happy New Year!

  2. January 5, 2008 at 10:46 am

    Delicious. Leek’n’ ginger soup is a favourite. I’ve never tried it with carrots, we’ve always used potato to make it more chowder-like.

  3. 3 TBC
    January 5, 2008 at 10:59 am

    Nice combination!
    Best wishes for the new year.

  4. 4 bee
    January 5, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    yummy. that would be a great entry for click.

  5. January 5, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    I love using leeks in soups it tastes so good. Your soup looks amazing I bet it tasted fantastic.🙂

  6. January 5, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    soup looks thick and yummy shivapriya nice pic too

  7. January 6, 2008 at 11:49 am

    Happy New Year Padma, good to see u back.

    Thanks kaykat, I know potato n leeks tastes delicious but this is much lighter and tastes really good, try it sometime.

    Thanks TBC, wish you the same.

    Oh yaa, this month’s click is liquids. Thanks for reminding me. Will send it.

    Its was really good, even I love leeks in soups.

    Thanks Sagari

  8. January 6, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    looks great Shivapriya🙂 happy new year to you!

  9. January 7, 2008 at 12:42 am

    nice new look🙂 i am on a diet now and planning to have just soups for dinner. you are bookmarked😀

  10. January 7, 2008 at 7:23 am

    It’s soup season, I should be making some too. Looks comforting SP, I love the bowl!:))

  11. January 7, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    Thanks Roopa, and wish you the same.

    Nag, this is a nice refreshing and easy soup to make. Try adding fresh orange juice it tastes really good.

    Yep Asha, blogs are warming up with soups:). I got that bowls set from Ikea.

  12. January 8, 2008 at 7:12 am

    Lovely looking soup and serving dish is also good:)

  13. January 9, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    must be awesome when it is hot ….Excellent and very refreshing one …thks for sharing

  14. February 9, 2008 at 11:25 am

    I love how you create such interesting and tasty soups! I always make potato leek soup but never thought to try leeks with any other soup (except maybe chicken soup). I will be trying something like this soon! I hope you are having a wonderful vacation and can’t wait for you to return to blogging!

  15. 16 Melissa EHL
    June 16, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Thanks for this–it was exactly was I was looking for! I am usually no good at following recipes (I always adjust and am just no good at following directions) but, this was perfect and I am so excited to make your pav bajhi! Haven’t had it in yeeeaars. Love your blog! So glad I stumbled across it..


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