I don’t have a very passionate relationship to soup. I mean I like it but it seldom fills me up and generally I find that soups are often a bit boring.
BUT, sometimes they are FANTASTIC! Simple yet heavenly.
I just made one of those and if like me, you are not too excited about soups, then I urge you to try this one out. If however you love soup and can’t get enough, then you should also try this recipe.
You will be thrilled!
One large onion
5 large carrots
4 large garlic cloves
a knob of butter
1 stock cube
thyme, coriander or basil
Chop your onion and garlic roughly and put it in a pan with the butter.
Chop the carrot and add to the pan.
Let it heat for a couple of minutes.
Add about 500ml of water, the stock cube, salt and pepper.
Let it simmer until the carrots are soft.
Then mix it in a blender until it is smooth.
It could be that you need to add some extra garlic at this stage (trust me), if so then just press in an other clove and mix it around.
Drain a can of chickpeas
on a baking tray, mix the peas with a little oil, salt and your herb
Toast at about 200 degrees until they have a nice colour (10-15 minutes)
Serve the soup with creme fraiche (this is essential) and sprinkle your toasted chickpeas on top.
Await applause and standing ovations from your guests.
Or don’t invite anyone and eat it all yourself. That also works awesomely.