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Portuguese Recipe: Sopa de Cenoura (Carrot Soup)

Cooking 30 min Preparation 20 min 3 - 4 easy
Recipe type: Soup Cuisine: Portuguese

If you’re not coming to Portugal for a fabulous food tour, then follow our recipe for a taste of Portuguese cuisine at home!

Portuguese soups are not only ubiquitous at every meal, but are a testament of chef’s skill behind the stove. Overflowing with vegetables, soups are mandatory at every single meal, regardless if the summer heat radiates off the kitchen sill. It’s easy to digest, cleans out the refrigerator and when spiced with love, is absolutely delicious with a glass of Portuguese wine. 

If you’re looking for more recipes, check out our book on Northern Portuguese Cuisine, or book a custom Portuguese food tour with us today!


  • 5 large carrots
  • 8 medium-sized potatoes
  • Large onion
  • 3 leeks
  • Mint (or Cilantro)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Knorr cube (if desired)


  1. Add the diced carrots, potatoes, onion and leeks to a large pot with water and salt (to taste).
  2. Boil and when all is cooked, reduce heat and puree (a handheld blender works best). If it’s too thick, add a bit more water and heat up again (Note: it’s a creamy soup, so it should be on the slightly thicker side).
  3. Add about three/four drizzles of quality olive oil and salt (to taste).
  4. Finish with freshly-chopped Mint or Cilantro.
  5. Serve with toasted bread.


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