Brace yourself – winter is coming. And that means it´s gonna get really cold. At least if you – like me – live in the northern part of Europe. Anybody else who is not affected by the typical cold, grey, windy and a lot of times rainy instead of snowy thing we call winter…well good for you.
Aaanyway, the best thing to fight winter depression for me is either hot chocolate or my favourite soup. Which would be coconut soup. This recipe is just so yummie, easy and healthy and overall just so good for you! Trust me on this one. It will cure any cold in no time. Even if you just feel like you might come down with something…eat this soup and you will feel better. The reasons for this are the not-so-secret ingredients: garlic, chili and ginger. I will spare you the detail of why they are so good for you and your immune system. Just trust me. Or go google it, that´s fine too.
This soup is not only good for your health but also delicious. First of all, it is made with coconut milk which I love even though I am not that into coco flavour itself. But the taste of the milk is not that strong and if you mix it with other ingredients like vegetables or curry it´s just the best. This recipe also uses cilantro and I am a huge fan of cilantro. When I went to Costa Rica, pretty much everything was seasoned with cilantro. Some people don´t like it but I think it´s just great.
For 2 Persons you´ll need:
250 g carrots
250 g potatoes
1 garlic clove
400 ml vegetable stock
200 ml coconut milk
A little bit of fine chopped ginger
80 g snow peas
1/2-1 dried jalapeño pepper
1-2 Tl lemon juice
4 tbsp. chopped cilantro (if you don´t like cilantro you can also use parsley)
1) Peal carrots and potatoes and cut into little pieces. Peal the onion and garlic clove and chop finely. Steam everything together with the ginger in a pan with 2 tbsp. of oil. Season with salt and pepper. Add vegetable stock and coconut milk and boil up. Let everything cook on medium heat for about 8 minutes.
2) Just before the time is up, add the snow peas and let cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. If you like it hot, also add jalapeño pepper. Season the soup with salt, pepper and freshly squeezed lemon juice and serve with cilantro.
See, that was easy right? Don´t tell me you don´t instantly feel better after eating this soup!