Prep time:

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Total time:

Serves: 4

300g carrots, roughly chopped

1 onion, chopped

4cm chunk fresh ginger root, peeled and chopped

900ml vegetable stock (I used bouillon vegetable stock powder)

100ml white wine

100g chopped coriander to garnish (optional) salt and pepper, to taste

This is a zingy carrot soup that can be made really quickly and from a few simple ingredients. Carrots are naturally high in carotene and ginger is soothing, anti-inflammatory and will even help you fight a cold.

Sauté the onion gently in butter (or oil) for 5 minutes until soft. Transfer to a large saucepan, add all the rest of the ingredients bar the coriander and seasoning, bring to the boil and simmer gently for 20 minutes. Blitz with a stick blender until smooth, season, garnish and serve – either on its own if you’re being ultra healthy, or with warm crusty bread.

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