Tanzanian Food: Carrot Cilantro Soup Recipe

Written by Thomson Safaris

carrot cilantro soup

New year, new recipes! Our talented team in Tanzania has a delicious new soup for you to try. From the Serengeti to your dinner table, you will enjoy the unique flavors that come together in this Carrot Cilantro Soup.

Serves 4


  • 1 ½ lbs carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 ¼ cups chicken broth or water
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  1.  Add carrots and onions to saucepan with butter. Cook for 10 minutes or until they begin to soften.
  2.  Add bay leaf, broth, salt and pepper to taste.
  3.  Bring to boil and then simmer on low for 25 minutes.
  4.  Add parsley and cilantro, simmer for an additional three minutes. Remove bay leaf.
  5.  Puree the mixture in a blender or with a hand blender.
  6.  Check consistency – if very thick, add extra water. If very thin, reduce with a rapid boil.
  7.  Add heavy cream and season to taste.
  8.  Enjoy!