Spicy roasted parsnip soup

Spicy roasted parsnip soup

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins


Serves 4
Aromatic flavours transform the ordinary parsnip into a delicious warming soup

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal233
  • fat10g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre10g
  • protein6g
  • salt1.1g
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  • 2 tbsp 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 coriander seeds
    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…

  • 1 tsp cumin seed, plus extra to garnish
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 large onion, cut into 8 chunks



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

  • 2 garlic clove
  • 675g parsnip, diced



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

  • 2 plum tomato, quartered
  • 1.2l vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. In a bowl, mix together the oil and spices. Add the vegetables and mix well. Spread over a heavy baking sheet, then roast for 30 mins until tender.

  2. Spoon into a food processor or liquidiser with half the stock and process until smooth. Pour into a pan with the remaining stock, season, then heat until barely simmering. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice. Garnish with cumin seeds.

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Comments (170)

TomandJosie's picture

Delicious soup! Brilliant winter warmer.

yvonne0's picture

Although I'm not a big fan of parsnip, this is one of the best soups I've ever had. I add less stock than the recipe to have a thicker soup. Delicious!

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alisoncrabb's picture

Was a bit short on parsnips, so added a few carrots that were past their best! A lovely soup, will definitely make again!

jamesigb's picture

I added a red hot pepper it was so good. I am an expat living in Alberta brrr

ebsnare's picture

Good recipe with a spicy, fruity taste but felt a bit too salty for me - possibly the wrong stock cubes!

ashlie's picture

Not being a parsnip fan I didn't expect to like this soup..but it was absolutely gorgeous!!! Mmmm! One of the best soups I have ever made :) followed the recipe apart from omitting oil and using fry-light, and it turned out perfect.

chockybits2's picture

This soup is lovely and warming with just the right amount of spiciness. Great for a cold winters day. Very scrummy! Enjoy!

oddspod's picture

Very nice soup. I also left out the tomatoes due to not having any.

jackie2008's picture

Great soup, I had no tomatoes, so I used a tin of chopped, and added them with the stock, and used whole grain mustard, instead of mustard seeds, and added a carrot that was left in the fridge.

annacbanana's picture

This was a really tasty recipe - I think next time I will add some honey to the oil and spices to bring out the sweetness of the parsnip. Make in bulk and freeze!

mimimcr's picture

Stuck on liquid diet long term post dental surgery.
One of my favourite soup recipies so far!!!
Depth of flavour and comforting texture....
Satisfied my curry cravings!!!!

aaylett's picture

Delicious soup. Served with an onion bread for a light supper.

louismummy2011's picture

Have just made this lovely soup today. I was too hungry to roast the parsnips and spices etc so I just heated oil and added the dry spices until the seeds popped to release their flavour. I then added chopped parsnips, tomatoes and onions to the stock. Used homemade chicken stock also. Very lovely, tasty soup. Hubby will be happy with this in his lunchbox

apinto's picture

Parsnips come in packs of 600g from supermarket, so I added a carrot to make up the missing 75g. My soups usually come out sludgy and tasteless but this beats the supermarket version and much cheaper.

swanfistula's picture

Just made this with some parsnips from the fridge that i was about to throw out. OMG it's delicious! deep, sweet, roasted parsnip flavour with a punch. I'm suddenly looking forward to lunch at work?

emmanealgrove's picture

This was delicious. It was very easy to make, even with a hand blender. Great with onion bread.


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