Carrot, Tomato and Orange Soup

serves 2-4


  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 large carrots, diced
  • 570ml (1pt) stock
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • grated rind of 1 orange
  • juice 2 oranges made up to 275ml (1/2pt) with water, if necessary
  • OR 275ml (1/2 pt) fresh orange from a carton
  • salt and pepper

This is one of the easiest and tastiest soup recipes ever. You can have it ready in minutes when you walk into the kitchen wondering what to have for lunch. I peel strips of orange rind and keep them in the freezer so that I always have them available to flavour dishes. 

1 Place the onion, carrots and stock in a pan. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5-8 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked.

2 Add the tomatoes, orange rind and juice. Bring the mixture back to the boil, process until smooth then season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.