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Sunday, 11 April 2021

Summer carrot, tarragon and white bean soup : Vegan : Vegetarian : Gluten Free

Today started with some lovely sunshine but as the day went on it became quite cloudy ... first it was rain, then some hail and then snow! Excited telephone calls were shared with two of our grandchildren as they were hoping the snow would settle and they could build a snowman - even a small one would be good Grandma, I was told. The excitement was wonderful to share, I could hear it coming down the telephone line! Alas the snow didn't last long enough so 'Snowy the Snowman' will have to wait a while longer to appear in their garden...


But seeing snowflakes falling, my thoughts turned to soup. Yum, I thought! So I am sharing this satisfying, vegan/vegetarian soup which uses three tasty vegetables. It's also suitable for freezing so you could choose to make a few meals out of it!


Ingredients
Serves Four
1 tbsp (rapeseed) oil
2 large leeks, well washed, halved lengthways and finely sliced
700g carrots, chopped
1.4l hot reduced-salt vegetable bouillon*
4 garlic cloves, finely grated
2 x 400g cans cannellini beans in water
⅔ small pack tarragon, leaves roughly chopped
Method
1. Heat the oil over a medium heat in a large pan and fry the leeks and carrots for 5 minutes to soften.
2. Pour over the stock, stir in the garlic, the beans with their liquid, and three-quarters of the tarragon, then cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until the veg is just tender. Stir in the remaining tarragon before serving
Nutrition Per Serving
Fat 6g Carbs 38g Fibre 13g Protein 11g
Original recipe here
Tips
Vegans check the ingredients of the bouillon*
Don't leave out the tarragon. It's a great flavouring for the soup.

You may also be interested in these recipes
Vegetable Stew - see here
Cheezy Vegan Broccoli Soup - see here
Focaccia Bread, low carb and gluten fee - see here

Dear reader, this blog offers a wide variety of recipe/food ideas, not all may be suitable for YOU. If you may have any food likes / dislikes, allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

34 comments:

Martha said...

The soup sounds delicious, but my favorite was hearing the excitement of the grands. Their excitement was even contagious in a blog post. I'm sorry they didn't even get to build a little one. So cute though!

Elephant's Child said...

Yum. I hope they do get their chance to build a snowperson (though others may not).

Christine said...

Looks so good!

J.P. Alexander said...

Gracias por la receta. La sopa se ve muy rica y nutritiva. Te mando un beso y buena semana

Tom said...

...something to try!

Pam said...

I made a lot of soups this past winter. This sounds like one I might need to make.

Himawan Sant said...

The soup looks delicious and is a great dish to eat in the cold when it snows ...

I imagine a beautiful snowy atmosphere that I have never seen.
Have a super week!.

Catarina said...

A very appealing soup. It is the second recipe I see today that requires tarragon which I never buy. Well... tomorrow I will buy tarragon and leeks and will make this soup!!

mamasmercantile said...

Sounds delicious and perfect for these cold and snowy days. We had quite the downfall, I will send some your way.

baili said...

i wish we can have summer carrots too but in sindh province they appear in winters only

how nice you could have chat with grand children while it was snowing :)

i hope magic of delightful summers will soon make your gardening possible
health ,peace and happiness to you and family!

linda said...

It sounds lovely thank you for the recipe, it's still freezing cold today but thankfully no snow. Have a great week.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,
The soup looks delicious, I would try this recipe.
Thanks for sharing. Take care, have a happy day and a great new week!

CJ Kennedy said...

I'm glad the young ones can be happy about snow. Me, not so much. Soup sounds good this week as the weather will be rainy off and on.

Sue said...

Oh gosh, we had every weather know to man yesterday lol, and we woke up to the car frozen to the drive this morning! I still had to go to the gym though - boo! This sounds really nice, and I'm very into my soups at the moment. Take care and have a very happy week, Sue xx

Debbie said...

snow and soup go together so well. i think we are done with the white stuff, but one never knows!! the soup looks so good!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I felt the children's excitement as they wished for snow. That soup sounds wonderful.

R's Rue said...

Yum

Creations By Cindy said...

I think I can almost smell that amazing soup. I love soups and all year round. Thanks for sharing. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Rain said...

That looks delicious Jan, I can imagine dipping some hot buttered bread into that soup! :)

Lorrie said...

A delicious sounding soup. What fun for the grands. Snow in April must be a bit rare for you.

happyone said...

Soup is good any time!! This looks delicious.

Jeanie said...

I am hoping our snow is gone for good. It's different when you're not a kid! The soup looks hearty and delicious!

Carla from The River said...

Hello,
Thank you for the recipe. Soup is always a favorite here.

Hootin' Anni said...

I love soup!! Any time of year. I'm sure I'd enjoy this. Thanks for sharing.

At Home In New Zealand said...

Your soup sounds delicious. Fresh tarragon is hard to find here so I might have to resort to dried tarragon, which won't be quite the same :)

Diane said...

Your weather sounds like what we have been having recently. Wonderful yummy soup recipe Jan.

Hugs diane

William Kendall said...

It's the beans that would disagree with me.

Bob Bushell said...

You makes my mouth watering, beautiful Jan.

This N That said...

Not a soup fan..the stew and bread recipes look interesting..Thanks for sharing..

Snowbird said...

That's lunch sorted tomorrow, thank you for that.xxx

Snowbird said...

Shame your grandkids didn't get to build a snowman, how lovely that they shared their excitement with you on the phone though. We've had snow flurries and sleet downpours.xxx

Ananka said...

Ahhh Christmas in April - love it :-D

I do love a good soup :-D

DVArtist said...

Wonderful soup recipe. My kind of food for sure.

Magic Love Crow said...

The soup looks so good! Would have been fun to build a snowman! Big Hugs!