Lemon Coriander Soup

Lemon Coriander Soup

Lemon Coriander Soup is a light, healthy and flavoursome soup. Flavoured with fresh coriander leaves, lemon juice, ginger, garlic and spring onions.  

This is a simple ‘no fuss’ soup which is quick to cook and super delicious. Soups are great to have during winters or when you are not keeping well. This vegetable lemon coriander soup is rich in vitamin C, a natural immunity booster.

Lemon is a rich source of vitamin C which in turn helps build immunity from cold and cough during winters. Coriander leaves have numerous health benefits like it aids digestion and lowers blood glucose levels in diabetics.

This soup is a quick flavoursome and super healthy.

Ingredients

1 teaspoon sesame seed oil
2 cloves finely chopped garlic
1/2 inch finely chopped ginger
1/3 cup finely chopped spring onion
1/3 cup finely chopped fresh coriander leaves
1/3 cup finely chopped carrots
1/3 cup finely chopped fine bean (French beans)
2 cups vegetable stock
Salt to taste
1 teaspoon black pepper powder
1 tablespoon corn flour/arrowroot flour
½ – 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions

Step-1

In a pan, heat the oil and add ginger and garlic and sauté for a minute. Next add the spring onions. Cook the onions until they turn transparent.  This will take about 2-3 minutes on medium heat.

Step-2

Add the finely chopped carrots, beans and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Add half the coriander and cook for 30 seconds.

Step-3

In a bowl, combine the corn flour with 2-3 tablespoons of water until there are no lumps to make cornflour slurry.

Add the vegetable stock and bring the soup to a rolling boil.

Step-4

Add the salt, pepper, remaining coriander and cornflour slurry and bring the soup to a boil.

Once the soup has come to a boil, turn off the heat and add the lemon juice. I would recommend adding half a tablespoon first and taste the soup and add more according to your taste.

Mix well and serve the soup piping hot.

Tips & Variations

  1. Add lemon juice after turning off the heat as sometimes heat can turn the juice bitter.
  2. Add the lemon juice slowly according to your taste. Start with ½ tablespoon and then add more if prefer more acidity.
  3. You can add other vegetables of your choice like green beans, peas, sweet corn, mushrooms, peppers etc to make it a healthy soup.
  4. Adding cornflour slurry gives a slightly thicker consistency and makes the texture of the soup velvety and smooth.
  5. You can also add the stems of the coriander as it will give a good flavour to the soup.
  6. I prefer using sesame seed oil for the soup however you can use any oil.
  7. Use the best quality stock as it really adds the flavour to the soup.
  8. Use Arrowroot flour instead of cornflour for gluten free option.

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