What’s better than a warm bowl of hot soup on a cloudy day? When you know the ingredients are fresh and healthy too. At the heart of our delicious and flavour-packed dish of the week recipe is Borderfields rapeseed oil. Did you know that Rapeseed oil is a healthier option when it comes to cooking with oil?

Moroccan-spiced carrot soup

Cold-pressed rapeseed oil contains half the saturated fat of olive oil and can be used to complement a heart-healthy diet, that’s why British Heart Foundation has joined forces with Borderfields to launch a  jointly branded special edition bottle, 10p from every bottle will go toward life-saving charitable research.

Moroccan-spiced carrot soup

Read on for our heart-healthy Moroccan-spiced carrot soup recipe, which tastes as good as it looks.


Ingredients

1½ tsp Borderfields Rapeseed Oil

1 small onion, chopped

1 small clove garlic, crushed (optional)

1 stick celery (about 85g/3oz), chopped

350g (12oz) carrots (total/unprepared weight), peeled and sliced

1 tsp ras el hanout spice, and optional extra to taste

450ml (16fl oz) homemade or reduced-salt vegetable stock

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Chopped fresh coriander, to garnish

Pumpkin seeds, to garnish

Chilli flakes, to garnish

1 tablespoon of low fat yogurt

Method

  • Heat rapeseed oil in a non-stick saucepan; add onion, garlic (if using), celery and carrots and sauté over a medium heat for 5–8 minutes or until softening. Add ras el hanout spice; cook gently for 1 minute, stirring.
  • Stir in stock and black pepper. Bring to the boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and cool for a few minutes. Purée soup until smooth using a hand-held stick blender or in a blender or food processor. If it has cooled, reheat gently until hot. You can stir in a little extra hot stock if you prefer a thinner soup. Ladle into bowls; add a swirl of yogurt and garnish with coriander, pumpkin seeds and chilli flakes. Serve with crusty wholemeal bread.

Cooking Tip: 

  • Add an extra ½ tsp of ras el hanout if you like a more robust spicy taste. If you don’t have ras el hanout, you can also use a combination of ground cumin, coriander and hot chilli powder to taste. This soup can be frozen for up to one month.

 

Recipe supplied by Borderfields


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