I learned to make this soup after living in the United Kingdom for 10 years. This soup is incredibly simple to make with just a few ingredients. Coriander is the British word for cilantro, which gives this soup a smooth flavor.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the carrots, onion, vegetable broth and cilantro into a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, and cook until the carrots are tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.

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  • Puree the soup until smooth, using a blender or food processor. Reheat before serving if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

43.1 calories; 1.3 g protein; 8.7 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 341.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2006
I was a little worried that this would turn out watery it didn't. I used World's Greatest Vegetable Broth from this site as a base and followed recipe exactly. My husband's friend said this was the best soup he's ever had. Will be making again thanks. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2005
I made this for lunch and my kids ate it fine. I enjoyed it as well but next time I would either add more carrots or use less water to make it a bit thicker. Maybe add some squash. As well maybe play with some spices, I do like the fact that it doesn't call for salt. Overall it was fast and easy and I will probably make it again. Read More
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28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2006
I was a little worried that this would turn out watery it didn't. I used World's Greatest Vegetable Broth from this site as a base and followed recipe exactly. My husband's friend said this was the best soup he's ever had. Will be making again thanks. Read More
(26)
Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2005
I made this for lunch and my kids ate it fine. I enjoyed it as well but next time I would either add more carrots or use less water to make it a bit thicker. Maybe add some squash. As well maybe play with some spices, I do like the fact that it doesn't call for salt. Overall it was fast and easy and I will probably make it again. Read More
(51)
Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2006
I was a little worried that this would turn out watery it didn't. I used World's Greatest Vegetable Broth from this site as a base and followed recipe exactly. My husband's friend said this was the best soup he's ever had. Will be making again thanks. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2005
Considering how simple this soup is to make, I thought it was great. All I needed to add was salt and pepper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2006
The addition of Worcesteshire Sauce means that this dish is not strictly Vegetarian - the sauce contains anchovies. Those who are allergic to fish beware!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/20/2010
it’s even better with red lentils. i usually fry together, until the onion’s really soft, half an onion, a clove of garlic, chopped (which i remove before adding the liquid), a teaspoon of grated ginger if i have it, cracked coriander seeds, a teaspoon of coriander poweder, or cumin, or garam masala, then add about a litre of stock, 5 or 6 carrots, a glass of red lentils, then let it all simmer together for about 20mins to half an hour. I liquidise it with a handful of fresh coriander then serve it with or without yoghurt and more fresh coriander. my niece loves it as much as she loves my tiramisu and friends ask for it when we invite them to dinner. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/07/2008
I just find the other reviews amazing. This is the worst soup I've ever made! I love coriander/cilantro but...this cilantro overpowered the entire pot - couldn't taste the carrot nor onion nor broth. I ended up adding about 1/1/2 cups of squash to get rid of the soapy taste of the cilantro. I added salt - pepper - still soapy. I even grated some cheese over the top. I was really looking forward to this... but... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2007
What a lovely soup! I was not sure how this would turn out with only 4 ingredients but wow - I am glad I tried it! I made basmati rice for my family and some of us had the soup over the rice for a really wonderful meal. Thanks VCollo! Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2009
Lovely and simple to make for someone as unskilled in the culinary arts as I am. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/04/2006
I think the previous reviewer has confused this with the 'Carrot and Coriander Soup' recipe. I made it yesterday and it was SO delicious! I made this one today and it wasn't nearly as good. Read More
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