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Easy Carrot Leek Soup

Thick and creamy healthy carrot leek soup, ready in 30 minutes flavourful and very delicious.

Ingredients

  • 600g carrot peeled and washed 
  • 200g leek sliced and rinsed 
  • 1 small onion chopped about 1/2 cup
  • 4 sundried tomatoes optional
  • 600 ml chicken stock/water
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chilli flakes or use according to preference
  • Fresh thyme few springs substitute with 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil any type of oil would do too
  • 1/2 tablespoon smoked paprika

Instructions

  • Place a large pot on medium high heat, add the oil and heat for about a minute
  • Add sliced leek and onions to the oil and stir till it's  translucent but not browned (this should only be for about 3 minutes)
  • Add sliced carrot to the above and continue to stir for another minute, add sun dried tomatoes, chilli flakes, paprika and thyme and stir to combine.
  • Add chicken broth/stock, stir to combine and cover with the lid and leave it to simmer for about 20 minutes or until carrot is soft and fork can go through easily.
  • Turn off the heat, use an immersion blender to puree the mixture or leave to cool and then puree in a blender.
  • Check for salt and seasoning and adjust accordingly. Serve the carrot leek soup with some more fresh thyme and hot-buttered dinner roll or any other crusty bread of choice. Enjoy x
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