C is for Carrot, Chilli and Coriander Soup

Carrot, Chilli and Coriander Soup

A-Z Cooking with Kids Teenagers

The Teen has been asking for easy soup recipes that are quick to make and filling too.  He is beginning to realise that living on a tight budget can be achieved without having to resort to tinned food.  Here is one of our family favourites with a chilli added for a spicy kick!

Cooking with Kids WH Carrots

Basic Skills

The skill we decided to focus on was listening and following verbal instructions. The Teen is used to following a written recipe but as many recipes now appear on line I thought it would be a good idea to follow verbal instructions.  I am aware that my busy teenager can be using multiple online pages at once and will often listen to things whilst doing another task.  With this in mind I decided to talk him through the recipe with little intervention from me as possible.


He washed his hands, selected his kitchen equipment, gathered his ingredients and put a pan of water on to simmer.  His first instruction was to peel and chop the carrots into small pieces and add them to the pan of simmering water.  Next he peeled and chopped one onion before de-seeding and chopping one small red chilli.  He was then told to fry the onion and chilli in a small frying pan with a small piece of  butter until the onions were soft and golden brown.  The Teen added these to the simmering carrots.  He was instructed to roughly chop a large handful of fresh coriander.  He decided to wash the herb first before chopping it and then added that to the carrots before placing the lid on the pan.


After 15 minutes he checked that the carrots were soft and added some salt and pepper to taste.  The Teen decided to use the hand blender to make the soup smooth and thick.  He removed the pan from the heat and carefully blended the soup until it was smooth.

Before serving he ripped apart and buttered two pieces of crusty bread.  As a final flourish the Teen served the soup with the bread and decided to add some finely grated cheese on the top.

And the Verdict?

Yummy, scrummy with a huge kick from the chilli!  The soup was delicious and very filling, tasty and relatively inexpensive too!

Another wonderful hit and another recipe that is being saved in the Teen’s recipe book for later!


Cooking with Kids Teenagers


Below is our recipe for you to print off and use – just click on the printer button on the right hand side of the recipe box!

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Want More Recipes?

Then click through on some of the other participants of the Cooking with Kids Series have been making with C is for Carrots:

Crunchy Carrot Salad from Peakle Pie
Carrot Cake from Thinly Spread
Vegetable Curry from A Thrifty Mum
The Best Carrot Cake in the World from Mum in the Mad House
Carrot Veggie Puffs from Sugar Aunts
Carrot Cake Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting
Carrot Salad with Garlic from Smiling Like Sunshine

Join the Teen & I next time when we discover D is for …

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6 Responses
  1. The soup sounds lovely but I would have to leave out the coriander I’m one of the portion of the population that taste coriander and it tastes the same as soap it’s a genetic thing 😀

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