Lemon and Spice Carrot Soup

There is nothing like sitting at the dinner table with a steaming bowl of soup to warm us through when the weather turns cold on us. Bring on winter, I say! This is a wonderfully spiced soup that will definitiely raise the temperature of the bodies delighting in it.

550g carrrots, peeled and roughly chopped
1 brown onion – roughly chopped
1 tbsp ghee or coconut oil for cooking
1 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mild cayenne pepper
1 tbsp finely grated ginger
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 cups filtered water
1/2 cup coconut cream
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
Good quality salt and pepper to taste
Goats curd for serving
Olive oil for serving
Fresh oregano or other soft herb for serving
{Serves 2}

On a  medium heat with a small/med saucepan, fry onion in ghee or coconut oil for a couple of minutes.

Add cumin seeds and cayenne pepper and fry for another minute.

Add carrot, garlic, ginger, lemon zest, coconut cream, a good pinch of salt, pepper and water and cover with a lid. Leave for approx 15 – 20 minutes or until carrots are soft.

Season further with salt and pepper if needed, add lemon juice and using  a stick blender, mix until very smooth.

Pour into bowls and add a good dollop of goats curd, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and plenty of fresh herbs to garnish. Enjoy!