CURRIED CARROT AND COCONUT SOUP

Curried Carrot and Coconut Soup

Today I want to share with you the recipe for a delicious, easy yet elegant soup.  The other day I found myself with some left-over coconut cream.  My first thought was: I am going to make coconut ice cream with it.  Then I thought again… and even though I love coconut ice cream, I felt like having something somewhat healthier.  So, I started browsing Foodgawker for inspiration and came across the recipe of a coconut and carrot soup.  I loved the idea.  I made some changes to the original recipe and kept it mild so my kids could eat it too and it came out delicious.  It took very little time and effort, but it tasted hearty and exotic at the same time.  I did not have any bread, so I made some crostini using puff pastry and served them with the soup.  Needless to say, the girls loved the crostini and got to choose their favourite shapes!  This soup can be served warm or at room temperature.

 

Recipe adapted from Bunny. Eats. Design.

For the Soup

Ingredients (serves 3 or 4 persons):
5 carrots, chopped
¾ can coconut cream
1 tsp curry powder
Water
Salt and pepper
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Put the extra virgin olive oil and chopped carrots in a big pot and sauté them for a couple of minutes (1).  Add enough water to cover the carrots and bring to a boil (2).  Then cover and let it simmer until the carrots are tender (3).  NOTE: you may increase or decrease the amount of water, depending on how thick you like your soup.

Blend the soup (4), add the curry powder and the coconut cream (4-5-6). Reserve 1 tbsp of coconut cream per person for the final decoration.

Season with salt and pepper and serve.  Decorate with a swirl of coconut cream.

Curried Carrot and Coconut Soup

 

For the puff pastry crostini

Ingredients:
1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed
Milk
Curry powder
Sesame seeds

Cut out shapes from the sheet of puff pastry using cookie cutters.  Brush them with some milk and sprinkle them with curry powder and sesame seeds.

Bake in a pre heated oven at 200°C – 390°F until golden and crunchy.

Serve with the soup.

Curried Carrot and Coconut Soup

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17 Responses to CURRIED CARROT AND COCONUT SOUP

  1. Soup is lovely…
    Crostini – lovelier!!!

  2. This is a great idea for a soup – the coconut is lovely. Really beautiful presentation too.

  3. Kiri W. says:

    I love those cute toppers!
    I’ve never seen a combination of coconut and carrot soup, but ti sounds like a fantastic option.

  4. Food Jaunts says:

    I love the idea of mixing coconut and carrot, I’ve never tried that mix before. Love the fun shapes of the crostini :) I can see why your kids were all over it with the curry and sesame

  5. Your soup is fantastic and those crostini are perfect!

  6. This is easier than I imagined! I would love to try this. Great way to consume lots of carrots and I will also make the cute crostini to encourage kids to drink this carrot soup. =D

  7. Soup, soup, soup, I love any soup.

    You are welcome to join in my food blogger event THE SOUP KITCHEN, here all bloggers are welcome, hope to see you participate soon.

  8. mjskit says:

    What an easy soup to make! Right up my alley! :) Love the combination of carrot and curry, but I’ve never added coconut. Sounds yummy! What cute little crostinis! You’re such a fun mom! :) Congrats on the Top 9!

  9. Divya Yadava says:

    Congrats on Top 9! Carrots and coconut are such a great flavour combo. I made carrot soup all the time and add a touch of yogurt or hummus on top. Next time, I’ll try with coconut milk. And those soup toppers are too cute!

  10. Bree says:

    This looks awesome and so easy too! I actually make a very similar one that has butternut squash too:
    http://www.skinnymommy.com/2011/12/curry-coconut-soup-with-roasted-carrots-and-butternut-squash.html

  11. A very tasty soup I love this combination

  12. There is nothing better than a really good pumpkin soup. I love the addition of coconut. A fantastic recipe!

  13. Sounds like a delicious combination of flavors, Manu! The crostini shapes are just adorable :) Lovely idea for the kids! Thanks for sharing :)

  14. What a delightful soup!! I love the flavors as well as the puff pastry crostini. So cute!

  15. You hit the spot, I have a jar of leftover coconut milk in my fridge as I write.

  16. Oh this soup sounds great! I love coconut in soups, and this one is such a pretty color too.

  17. Nice soup…quick and easy. I love curry flavored soups. I’ve got to try it. Thanks

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