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Spicy roasted parsnip soup

Spicy roasted parsnip soup

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp 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 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

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 2 garlic clove
  • 675g parsnip, diced

    Parsnip

    par-snip

    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

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.

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Comments (166)

pong-xiaojie's picture
5

Delicious!

crazymothercooker's picture
5

Lovely - especially on a cold, rainy day. The lemon really lifts the flavour.

timmyshenka's picture
5

so easy yes sooooo tasty! What a winner, don't forget the lemon it really adds to the soup, well nice!

angiegough81's picture
5

Very nice, forgot to put the lemon juice in but still very good.

isayer's picture
5

Superb! Only thing I would change is to reduce the qty of stock slightly to give a thicker soup.

hmurray34's picture

Loved this, although my husband didn't due to the fragrant nature of the soup.... which means more for me. I am making it for the second time tonight and am looking forward to it!

airbedane's picture
5

Superb tasty soup, highly recommended. I forgot to add the lemon and didn't bother with the liquidising as we prefer lumpy soup. Also used powdered coriander as no seeds in cupboard. Still made a great tasting, cheap and easy to prepare meal, though. I cut the parsnips to about 1 to 1.5 cm sq (about 1/2 inch sq), by the way.

knitternicky's picture
5

I've just finished making this and I don't think any of this will make it into the freezer, it is fabulous. Good job it's low fat as I'm going to have trouble leaving it alone. I can't wait until tomorrow lunch to eat with bread straight out of the bread maker.
I pretty much kept to the recipe (unusual for me) but didn't have plum toms so just used 3 ordinary instead. Definitely recommend.

strofiwimple's picture
4

I tried the soup as per the recipe and it was ok. I then adapted it slightly using equal amounts of parsnips and carrots, dry roasted the spices and ground them. To me it really brought out all the flavours of the spices as in the first batch all i could taste was the cumin.

lesleyviggers's picture
5

just made this again adding leftover tarka dal from saturdays take away topped with crispy fried onions and a sprinkle of garam masala - delicious. I can see me playing around with this recipe until parsnips are out of season.

MrsB4613's picture
4

This was not really spicy enough. I needed to add some dried crushed chilli, with this addition it was really tasty.

leighbarker's picture
5

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

barefootbrummie's picture
5

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
5

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
5

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
5

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

vikkiekaye's picture
5

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
5

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
4

We loved this soup. Easy to make and a lovely winter warmer.

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