Spiced parsnip soup

Spiced parsnip soup

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(15 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 40 mins

Easy

Serves 6
This warming vegetarian soup makes a great autumnal starter or a hearty lunch with homemade bread

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition:

  • kcal261
  • fat15g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs28g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre9g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.58g
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Ingredients

  • small knob of butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 onion, sliced
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 garlic clove, sliced
  • small piece fresh root ginger, peeled and sliced
    Ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 6 large parsnip, peeled and chopped
    Parsnip

    Parsnip

    par-snip

    The fact that the parsnip is a member of the carrot family comes as no surprise - it looks just…

  • 1 tsp cumin seed
  • 1 tsp coriander seed
    Coriander seeds

    Coriander seed

    kor-ee-and-er seed

    The small, creamy brown seeds of the coriander plant give dishes a warm, aromatic and slightly…

  • 2 cardamom pod
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
    Garam masala

    Garam masala

    gar-am mah-sarl-ah

    Meaning 'warming spice mix', garam masala is the main spice blend used in North Indian…

  • 1.2l vegetable stock
  • 150ml pot double cream

To serve

  • 1 tsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 tsp toasted cumin seeds
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and sliced
    Chillies

    Chilli

    chill-ee

    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • coriander leaves

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.

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catie74
10th Oct, 2016
The only vegetable I don't really like is parsnip................I like this
mkotter
11th Jan, 2014
Easy and delicious. Great flavours.
pbutter
2nd Dec, 2013
Mmmm so good.
Sanashura
1st Nov, 2013
Love it! Love it!
angelika22
3rd Jan, 2013
5.05
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
1st Feb, 2012
5.05
Gorgeous!
jimzilla
27th Mar, 2011
5.05
Fantastic flavours, a real crowd pleaser.
smistry
5th Mar, 2011
5.05
perfect winter soup - have frozen some as well
berryt
24th Jan, 2011
5.05
Really nice soup - will def make it again
amybelle123
10th Dec, 2010
5.05
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!

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