Food

Carrot and Garlic Soup

One time, I found myself wide awake at 5:00 in the morning. I tried going back to sleep, but I just kept tossing and turning in bed. I finally gave up trying, went to the kitchen to get a drink, and out of nowhere, this random thought came to me: “Why don’t I make some carrot soup?”

(Yeah, I don’t know where that came from either!)

It’s a weird craving at such a strange hour, but at least it’s a healthy craving! Mike and I don’t really eat carrots that much, which is a shame, since it has great health benefits. The only real reason why we buy them is for our guinea pig, Booboo-8. But when this vegetable is turned into soup, if cooked right, it can actually be pretty delicious!

Here’s how I made the 5AM Carrot Garlic Soup:

Ingredients:

  • 4-5 chopped carrots
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 8-10 cloves of garlic
  • Dried oregano (or basil leaves)
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Cooking cream
  • 1 cup water
  • Butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • Spring onions

Method:

  1. Chop up some garlic and set it aside for a few minutes. After chopping the garlic, move on to chopping the carrots and potatoes.
  2. Add sliced carrots and potatoes to a pot of boiling water. Sprinkle some salt on it. Cook until they become soft.
  3. On a separate pan, sauté the garlic in butter.
  4. In batches, add the softened carrots, potatoes, cooked garlic, and 1 cup water in a blender and mix.
  5. Transfer the blended carrots, potatoes, garlic, and water in a pan and boil for a few minutes. Add the cooking cream, butter, dried oregano or basil leaves, salt, and pepper. If it’s too thick, you can add a little more water or some vegetable broth, if you have any.
  6. Ladle into a bowl and top with spring onions and dried garlic.

Easy! And you know what? It actually helped me sleep… because I got so full from eating it and I got sleepy right after!

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1 Comment

  1. I can’t say that carrot soup is the first think that springs to mind when I think of curling up on the couch with a bowl of soup… but these pictures make it look so appetising! I’ll definitely be giving this a bash sometime soon!

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