Kiki’s 3 orange soup

Bit of a misnomer this one, as there’s not actually 3 oranges in it. The name actually refers to the 3 orange ingredients involved – carrots, sweet potato and oranges. I was going to try and squeeze the juice of 3 oranges in there (no pun intended) but I think that might have been overkill, so I settled for 2 instead.

kiki's 3 orange soup

1 medium onion, chopped
3 carrots, peeled and diced
1 sweet potato, diced
splash of olive oil
500ml vegetable stock
250ml boiling water
zest of 1 orange
juice of 2 oranges (approx 200ml)
pinch of salt

In a large pan saute the onion in olive oil on a medium heat until soft. Add the orange zest and saute for 1 minute more.

Add the carrots, sweet potato, vegetable stock, water and pinch of salt, and bring to boil. Simmer for 15 minutes or until vegetables are soft.

Take off heat and blend until smooth. Add orange juice, stir over a low heat for 1 minute, then serve. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

This soup is so nice it should have a restraining order. We had one like it when we were away on our retreat and everybody loved it. The orange just elevates it to a whole new level. Give it a go, I promise you won’t be disappointed!

One thought on “Kiki’s 3 orange soup

  1. Y’know what? I’m starting to think that two oranges might be a bit much. The pan I’ve got on the stove at the moment is decidedly orangey! Maybe start with one (100ml or so) and add more from there. 🙂

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