Spiced parsnip soup

Spiced parsnip soup

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 40 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

This warming vegetarian soup makes a great autumnal starter or a hearty lunch with homemade bread

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
261
protein
5g
carbs
28g
fat
15g
saturates
7g
fibre
9g
sugar
13g
salt
0.58g

Ingredients

  • small knob of butter
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • small piece fresh root ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 6 large parsnips, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seed
  • 1 tsp coriander seed
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1.2l vegetable stock
  • 150ml pot double cream

To serve

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp toasted cumin seeds
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and sliced
  • coriander leaves

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Method

  1. Heat the butter in a large saucepan. Add the onion and cook for a few mins to soften. Throw in the garlic and ginger, cook for 1 min more, then add the parsnips and spices. Cook for a few mins until fragrant. Pour over the stock and gently simmer for 30 mins. Add most of the cream, bring to the boil, then turn off the heat.
  2. Blitz the soup until completely smooth in a blender or with a stick blender. The soup can now be chilled, then frozen for up to 3 months. Serve in bowls, drizzled with remaining cream and the olive oil, scattered with cumin seeds, sliced chilli and coriander leaves.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2009

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mkotter's picture

Easy and delicious. Great flavours.

pbutter's picture

Mmmm so good.

Sanashura's picture

Love it! Love it!

angelika22's picture
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My son first made this as a starter for the family last Christmas, and I have been hooked on this delicious soup ever since, the best!!! I made enough for 12 peopple last night and am going to freeze 10 portions...this used up the leftover cream from Christmas and parsnips are just great at this time of year.

plottez's picture
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Gorgeous!

jimzilla's picture
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Fantastic flavours, a real crowd pleaser.

smistry's picture
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perfect winter soup - have frozen some as well

berryt's picture
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Really nice soup - will def make it again

amybelle123's picture
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A lovely lovely soup! Great flavours and taste. I cooked this for my work's Christmas lunch and it went down very well!

Very easy to make as well!

jennji's picture
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Lacked a bit of seasoning, so added, a bit of salt and pepper. But other thank that it was lovely, and even my 4 year old loved it. ( minus the chili's) !!

lp39644's picture
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Fantastic soup with a lovely flavour.

thynk2much's picture
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So light and delicious, really adored the delicate flavour.

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