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When the mercury drops we tend to crave more comfort food – warm, energy dense sustenance to get us through those long winter nights.

Winter warmers

Chickpea and carrot soup

Winter warmers: Chickpea and carrot soup

  • Ingredients:
  • Method:
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 leek, chopped
  • 500g chopped carrots
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 300g chickpeas, undrained
  • ½ tsp mixed spice
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh tarragon, to serve
  • In a large saucepan over a medium heat, cook the leek and carrots until soft, stirring every 10 minutes.
  • Add the orange juice, stock, chickpeas and mixed spices, bringing it to the boil.
  • Reduce the heat to a simmer and allow to cook for 15 minutes.
  • Blend the soup until smooth and lump free.
  • Pour it back into the saucepan. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Stir until heated through and serve.

 

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