Carrot and coriander soup: what instead of coriander?

(25 Posts)
MorrisZapp Mon 01-Oct-12 19:11:24

I made some tonight, carrot and flat leaf parsley. Delicious!

Will try a dried herb next time, want to use store cupboard flavours if poss.

I made the soup with two onions and three large carrots. Couldn't find the blender attachment thingy so just used potato masher and elbow grease. I do love my soup to be chunky rather than silky smooth.

Thanks all for your tips!

bureni Mon 01-Oct-12 17:20:33

I would use fresh feverfew but use a tiny bit as it is very strong, gives a mild minty taste and imo works very well with carrots and tomatoes.

hellymelly Mon 01-Oct-12 17:17:06

Ginger is delicious. I wonder about sage, as it works so well with pumpkins which are also sweet.

multitaskmama Mon 01-Oct-12 17:12:53

Use any other green herb such as parsley or basil.

MoreBeta Mon 01-Oct-12 16:00:03

Cumin is very good. I had tarragon and carrot once also but needs lots of black pepper and a bit of cream too.

poppy283 Mon 01-Oct-12 15:56:12

Caraway seeds are great with any orange root.

MorrisZapp Sun 30-Sep-12 09:40:51

Loving the ginger idea.

Skelacia Sat 29-Sep-12 23:37:28

Honeyed Carrot soup, made a big batch of it while we were gardening today to keep us warm. There's a recipe on the BBC Good Food site, can't link as I'm on my phone.

frenchfancy Sat 29-Sep-12 11:40:46

I'm with ouroboros, I don't like fresh coriander, but I use ground corriander in Carrot soup and it is lovely.

Ouroboros Fri 28-Sep-12 18:07:20

I really don't like fresh coriander, but still make carrot and coriander soup, and for some reason it's fine - so you should try it anyway!

Besom Fri 28-Sep-12 17:36:43

I also love it with cumin and lentils as well. Then a squeeze of lemon just before serving. This was told to me by a middle eastern person.

rainbowsprite1 Fri 28-Sep-12 17:33:34

Another vote for cumin here

MousyMouse Fri 28-Sep-12 17:31:31

lovage works well.

In this month's Good Food magazine there's a recipe for carrot, orange and ginger soup which looks lovely, and dead easy.

shrinkingnora Fri 28-Sep-12 17:27:29

Carrot and pumpkin seed is my soup invention of the week. Just chuck a handful in a pan with some oil and onion and carrot then fry it around a bit and stick a pint of stock in. Cook for ten minutes then blend. It's really delicious and the pumpkin seeds give it a slightly nutty flavour. Yum.

Dumpyandabdabs Fri 28-Sep-12 17:10:13

Carrot, orange and mint is surprisingly yummy and carrot and tarragon is nice if you like the aniseed flavour of tarragon.

runningforme Fri 28-Sep-12 15:55:50

how about ginger? I really like carrot and ginger soup

MorrisZapp Fri 28-Sep-12 15:53:36

Deelicious! Can't wait to try these, thanks all.

stressedHEmum Fri 28-Sep-12 09:21:33

My dad makes carrot and basil soup, it is LOVELY.

Tryingtothinkofnewsnazzyname Fri 28-Sep-12 09:09:42

Carrot and lemon soup (squeeze of juice) was a Weight Watchers staple of years ago and I always liked it (bonus grin )

Have seen cumin used too - that would be nice this time of year, quite autumnal.

smalltown Fri 28-Sep-12 08:58:36

Orange. Add fresh squeezed juice of a couple of oranges.

CogitoErgoSometimes Fri 28-Sep-12 08:57:26

Parsley isn't a bad alternative, especially the fresh flat-leaf sort.

IpodMermaid Fri 28-Sep-12 08:54:21

Cumin? Garam Masala? I like spicy!

I just use lots of black pepper instead but how about thyme it even lemon thyme?

MorrisZapp Fri 28-Sep-12 08:46:32

I love the idea of carrot and coriander soup, but I really don't like coriander! I like most other herbs, what else would work, and should I use fresh or dried?

Thanks!

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