Can You Freeze Carrot and Coriander Soup?

Can You Freeze Carrot and Coriander Soup?

Carrot and Coriander soup is a popular choice, especially in the winter months when something warming and hearty is needed to fill our bellies. If you’re anything like me, you may make soup in big batches to freeze and eat as and when needed. To that end, you may be wondering whether you can freeze carrot and coriander soup.

Carrot soup has its origins in French cuisine. It can be made as a creamy soup or as a broth and typically features either vegetable or chicken stock. Other vegetables such as onion, swede and celery are often added when making the soup.

As carrots are very nutrient-rich, carrot soup makes and nutritious and healthy lunch or dinner. If you’ve made homemade carrot and coriander soup it will keep in the fridge for around three days.

Can I Freeze Carrot and Coriander Soup?

Yes, you can freeze carrot and coriander soup. In fact, you can freeze carrot soup of pretty much any type. Both homemade and shop-bought carrot and coriander soup can be frozen.

With fresh shop-bought soup just check it isn’t too far past its use-by date and have a little smell or taste if you’re unsure whether it’s still okay to eat.

You can also freeze tinned carrot and coriander soup if you’ve opened a tin and won’t use it all up.

Soup is actually a great dish to make ahead of time and freeze down in portions for a quick and easy lunch.

How To Freeze Carrot and Coriander Soup

Once the carrot and coriander soup has fully cooled, it can be prepared for the freezer. My advice is to freeze in individual portions as freezing a large tub full of soup can mean it takes a very long time to defrost.

  • Pour the soup into a plastic freezer container or ziplock bag allowing around 1/2 an of space of around the top of expansion.
  • Label and date for future reference – there’s nothing worse than trying to guess what’s in a tub in the freezer and getting it wrong.
  • The soup will keep in the freezer for up to six months.

How To Defrost Carrot and Coriander Soup

My recommendation is to defrost the soup in the fridge overnight. However, it can also be defrosted in the microwave using the standard defrost setting, or in a pinch, slowly defrosted in a pan on the hob.

How To Reheat Carrot and Coriander Soup

For speed, I tend to reheat soup in the microwave as it usually only takes 3-4 minutes on the high setting. Remove the soup halfway through reheating to give it a good stir. This should ensure there are no hotspots and that it is thoroughly reheated.

The soup could also be reheated on the stove in a small pan. Stir continually and ensure the soup is piping hot before serving up. I always heat up my serving bowls to ensure it stays extra hot while eating and also add a swirl of cream or cream fraise for a touch of added luxury.