This is one of those soups that is so much more than a sum of its parts. (A bit like this chorizo and red lentil soup one is, too.) It’s also perfect for this time of year when you’ve been in elasticated waistbands for the last two weeks and dread structured clothing. And yet you can’t stop eating, as if hiding evidence.
It’s so easy to make. I chuck it all into the slow cooker at about 2pm, not that it needs slow cooking, but it just makes it even easier. Put it on low and then we eat it at about six o’clock after a quick whizz up with the stick blender. No need to grate the carrot, I just chop mine into pieces.
The recipe is here on the BBC Good Food site.