Carrot & Almond Soup

Ingredients

 

2 onions, peeled and chopped

2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped

6 carrots, trimmed, peeled and sliced

2 celery stalks, trimmed and chopped

1 tablespoon wheat-free vegetable bouillon powder

2-3 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander, stalks reserved

2-3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, stalks reserved

100g ground almonds

Preparation

Place the onions, garlic, carrots and celery in a large saucepan.

Add 1.25 litres boiling water and the bouillon powder.

Bring to the boil and add the herb stalks.

Lower the heat and simmer for 30 minutes until vegetables are tender when pierced with a knife.

Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.   Strain, reserving the stock.

Remove the herb stalks, then blend the vegetables in a food processor or with a hand-held blender until smooth.

Return the mixture to the pan and add the ground almonds and enough of the reserved stock to make a soup like consistency.

Reheat, then divide between warmed soup bowls and serve garnished with chopped fresh coriander and parsley.

Vegetarian

Wheat Free – Gluten Free – Dairy Free

Serves 4