A simple soup.

Which is what we’re all looking for on these chilly Autumn days.

It’s a simple vegan soup.

And some may call it my ‘Famous Carrot Soup‘.

But it’s nothing more than a few ingredients.

A few spices.

A bit of berry flavored herbal tea.

Yep. That’s right.

You’re not going crazy or loosing your mind.

I added my favorite herbal berry tea to this soupy.

And it’s perfection.

Herbal tea in a soup?

O just wait.

If you’re anything like me, you’ll be making this soup over and over again.

My inspiration came from my crudites platter.

After arranging these pretty veggies and homemade salsa onto my shinny white platter, I decided I didn’t want crudites.

I wanted soup.

So, I got out my stock  pot.

Cleaned off the white platter.

And got to work.

The end result?

A spectacular soup that is perfectly sweet and perfect for an appetizer or mid-afternoon snack.

Get those soup spoons ready.

This is a good one.

Cilantro Carrot Soup

Gluten-Free and Vegan

Serves 4


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large vidalia onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. coriander seeds, crushed
  • 1 lb. fresh carrots, julienne
  • 1 lb. fresh parsnips, julienne
  • 1/2 cup broccoli florets, chopped
  • 10 asparagus stalks, chopped
  • 5 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 1/2 cups raspberry herbal tea, brewed
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground white pepper
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened coconut flakes


  1. In a large stock pot over medium heat, heat olive oil.  Add onion and coriander.  Reduce heat, cook until onions are translucent approximately 5 minutes.  Add carrots and parsnips.  Cook for 20 minutes or until carrots and parsnips are soft. Add broccoli and asparagus;cook for another 5 minutes.
  2. In a separate pot, boil brewed tea.  Add onion mixture and bring to a boil.  Transfer mixture to a blender or food processor; add tomatoes.  Blend in batches until smooth. Add sea salt and pepper.
  3. Transfer to serving bowls, top with cilantro and coconut flakes.
  4. Enjoy!

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  1. Being gluten intolerant, I’m always looking for healthy gluten free options. I love quinoa and I make a tasty quinoa veggie pilaf. Also, I’ve never tried mung beans and would love the opportunity to try these. thanks.

  2. How creative! So essentially you are using tea in place of stock or broth? I don’t usually find soup filling enough for a meal but great as an appetizer. Looks great!

    1. Thank you Jen. Hope you enjoy it. Yes I love using soup in lieu of broth as it cuts out the sodium. Perfect for an appetizer. Have a great night.