Spicy roasted parsnip soup

Spicy roasted parsnip soup

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Aromatic flavours transform the ordinary parsnip into a delicious warming soup

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
233
protein
6g
carbs
30g
fat
10g
saturates
1g
fibre
10g
sugar
0g
salt
1.1g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seed, plus extra to garnish
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 large onion, cut into 8 chunks
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 675g parsnips, diced
  • 2 plum tomatoes, quartered
  • 1.2l vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

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Method

  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.

Recipe from Good Food Vegetarian Christmas magazine, December 2006

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leighbarker's picture
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Delicious; an ideal way to use up all the leftover Christmas veg...and so easy!

barefootbrummie's picture
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I made this soup last night for New Years Eve to use up a huge bag of parsnips from Costco, I used a tin of plum toms as I forgot to buy fresh, and added a couple of carrots as suggested,the recipe does not say what to do with the garlic so I left it whole and roasted it with the veg. The soup went down really well and was a great sucsess, I served it with Nan bread to reflect the Indian spices. We all love Parsnips in our family but there is not an overpowering taste of Parsnips and the smell of the roasting garlic was mouthwatering.

barefootbrummie's picture
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I made this soup last night for New Years Eve to use up a huge bag of parsnips from Costco, I used a tin of plum toms as I forgot to buy fresh, and added a couple of carrots as suggested,the recipe does not say what to do with the garlic so I left it whole and roasted it with the veg. The soup went down really well and was a great sucsess, I served it with Nan bread to reflect the Indian spices. We all love Parsnips in our family but there is not an overpowering taste of Parsnips and the smell of the roasting garlic was mouthwatering.

pamelaquinn62's picture
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absolutely delicious, worth the effort of roasting the parsnips with the spices for a lovely flavour.

pennykins7's picture

First time I made this soup I didn't have any mustard seeds, so I stirred some wholegrain mustard into the stock. It tasted lovely. Made it with proper mustard seeds the second time. My teenager wasn't too keen on the 'bits' in the soup, but ate it all the same :) I will certainly make this more often, especially whilst parsnips are so cheap and readily available.

kitchenlab's picture
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Amazingly good!!! perfect after a cold day outside...it warms you up from the inside :)

vikkiekaye's picture
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Delicious and winter warming! However, I went the extra mile and toasted the seeds and crushed in a pestle and mortar to release the flavours. Will definitely do again - so easy!

lesleyviggers's picture
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love this soup. it has a delicious sweetness to it. very easy, very cheap, low in fat and nutritious wins on all counts

merulapie's picture
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We loved this soup. Easy to make and a lovely winter warmer.

mrsted's picture
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very nice and filling soup. Did not roast vegetables but bungled them all in a saucepan and did it on the hob. Used ground corriander and cumin as I had no seeds and tomato puree as I had no tomato but tasted very nice all the same.

katiesib's picture
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Absolutely gorgeous, earthy soup! Have just cooked it for our tea to go with home made bread and got top marks from my partner! :)

chris210's picture
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I have tried this three times, and I am just not impressed. I would recommend using chicken stock instead of vegetable to get more flavour, but even then its nothing special. To me, this is a simple, healthy and good soup, but nothing above average.

cnegus's picture
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Very easy and very popular with veggy guest and carnivorous husband alike.. Added extra onion and garlic for more flavour and french bread croutons fried with best olive oil.

slbradey's picture

Warming with a lovely deep flavour, however I would use a pinch of chilli next time to balance the sweetness of the parsnips.

wee-shelly's picture
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Yummy yummy. I added a chilli for an extra kick! :)

shabbyvolunteer's picture
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Simple to make and delicious. I didn't have any lemons so I used an orange instead - I think it worked!

sorbetsurprise's picture
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Really didn't like this, the timing of the parsnips meant that they burnt, need a lower temp in the oven and meant the soup had a funny taste. If boiled instead it might work.

jules_murray's picture
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Really tasty. Used ground corriander and a few chilli flakes.

kadams79's picture
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I found this soup very easy to make and my kids loved it!

gooseberrycrumble's picture
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Tasted lovely - worth the time it takes to chop and roast the parsnips. I found that the recipe made more than four portions.

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