One of my first memories of the Thermomix is the Lettuce Soup that was made at home during the demo in the early eighties. The other fond memory of the Thermomix is that of my main nourishment provider during the weeks that followed the accident that changed my face, I was on a liquid diet on and off for many years after that as I battled through pain and reconstructive surgery. My mother would make sure that the Thermomix blended everything I needed to still eat healthily, she would blend all sorts of vegetables with meat or fish into my soups. Still now there are days when I only want to eat soft food.
I was in pain on Saturday and I really wanted to make Thermomix soup and soup, Carrot and Coriander, was indeed recommended for day 1 on the Thermomix meal planner (it's so handy that they provide this while you're getting used to the machine) but my Spanish tastebuds decided to go with a recipe from Velocidad Cuchara (a fabulous Spanish blog full of Thermomix recipes); however, by the time the soup was ready my husband decided to go all British on me and so I had to put it all back into the Thermomix with some coriander for a few seconds (to me, the Spaniard, carrot and coriander soup is a very British thing).
But, I have to say, he was right (I bet he's smiling as he reads that as it's usually me who is ALWAYS right), it made a huge change and the soup turned out much more delicious.
If you don't have a Thermomix, you can adapt this to conventional cooking.
Carrot & Coriander Soup with Greek Yoghurt
Adapted from: Velocidad Cuchara
500 g peeled carrots in chunks
200 g onion
650 g water
4 Laughing Cow-type cheese wedges (choose gluten-free ones if you want GF soup)
1 Greek yoghurt (unsweetened)
15 g fresh coriander (use more or less to adapt to your taste, it's easy to do that in the Thermomix)
- Add the carrots and onion to the bowl and chop for 5 seconds, speed 5.
- Add the water and a pinch of salt, then programme 25 minutes, 100º, speed 1 (I actually don't think they needed that long, I will try to reduce the time when I prepare this next to see how it goes).
- Blend the soup for 1 minute at progressive speed 5-10 (at this point I had to email Lesley, my demonstrator, to ask what this meant as I realised I had kind of thrown myself at the deep end). It means keep it a few seconds at each speed and then "progressively" move the control to the next speed. So, 10 seconds at speed 5, 10 seconds at 6 and so on until you have done 1 minute.
- Add the cheese wedges and the yoghurt (leaving some yoghurt behind to add a tasty dollop when serving) and blend for 15 seconds, speed 5.
- Add coriander, blend for 5 seconds, speed 5.
Serve with Spanish flair! ¡A la mesa!
YUMMYYY and super delicious!! I bet you cant stop thinking and cooking other then with your new toy!
Cheers and hope you have a fantastic weekend,
Maria @ Feisty Tapas says
You're so right Lia! Her I am with the cook books next to me and wanting to do more bread before I go to get my daughter from the childminder! I made bread so easily with it the other day, I want to keep on learning new varieties now.
Tor Ince says
This looks yummy, and I just wanted to say your face story is amazing! Very brave, and you turned out so beautiful. 🙂
ThermomixBlogger Helene says
Hello! I'm happy to have found your blog because there is always something new to be leaned from other Thermomix users, even those who are just starting out. I was intrigued by this soup because 1) I love Rosa's site but google is not the best at translating it... b) I am curious about the addition of the cheese wedges, and c) I was curious about the coriander because here in Canada we call fresh coriander "cilantro" and powdered spice is 'coriander', so I was curious to find out which one you used.
In reading your recipe for more details I noticed that the coriander is not mentioned in the ingredients but looking at the soup it appears to have green flecks in it, so I assume you are using the fresh coriander. I look forward to trying this version of carrot soup which is always a comfort food. Hope it helped your headache!
Bravo on having your own Thermomix! I'm sure you will be blogging LOTS of recipes in the coming weeks, months, and years 😉
Feisty Tapas says
Hi Helene, thanks so much for noticing that, it was because at first I couldn't remember how much I used! Just adapt it to your taste. It didn't need much to completely change the taste. It was indeed fresh coriander or what you call cilantro (which is the Spanish word).
I don't like google translate but I am a professional translator so anything automated totally does my head in.
Thank you so much for your lovely words, I have lots of plans to blog more recipes as I learn. Please feel free to point me to your favourite ones for me to try! And any hints and tips are welcome
Tiene una pinta riquísima! Para la próxima prueba a ponerle un poco de calabaza (va genial con la zanahoria) y cuando la sirves caliente unos trocitos de roquefort por encima mmmmhhhhh pena que en barcelona aun haga demasiado calor para sopas....
Maria @ Feisty Tapas says
Maria @ Feisty Tapas says
Welcome Helène! I am in touch with Rosa now as I wanted to ask her before publishing whether it would be ok to post my adaptation of her recipes and she is lovely, when she emails me I feel a bit like I'm getting a message from the queen! I love your website too, there are so many recipes I want to try. I sent you an email the other day as my blog had decided to eat your comment and I wasn't able to rescue it until last night.
Fresh coriander, yes, I've updated it now, thanks so much!
I've just blogged my adaptation of another one of Rosa's recipes but I include her original too http://www.feistytapas.com/2012/09/day-2-with-thermomix-recipe-crustless.html
I look forward to following and reading you
Natarsha Lambie says
Yummy soup! Glad to find your blog. I was searching for Thermomix soup recipes. And I have to try this one.
Here is my favorite soup ''Broccoli Soup -Gordon Ramsay''. Its delicious too!