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)

spacemanspiff's picture

feel bad leaving a bad review as everyone else seems to love this soup, but m y husband thought it was just OK and I couldn't eat it. I made it exactly like the recipe says but I didn't like it, I found the tomatoes overpowered it.

sarahbourne's picture

Added a chilli and a potato mine - beautiful!

bitofalarf's picture

Lovely soup, v easy recipe, I used on the vine tomatoes as I couldn't get Plum ones, but it was still lovely!

fatbelly33's picture

Really nice soup and so easy to make.
My better half absolutely loved it.

lizi1111's picture

This soup is delicious. I added 1/2 teaspoon of chilli cayenne just to give it an extra kick. Low fat, low calorie, huge taste. Delivers everytime

littlemissysunshine's picture

Made this as a starter for a dinner party - doubled the recipe and made for 8 people. It was yummy and I will definitely be making again!

noisysarah's picture

This soup is the best soup recipe, its fantastic and freezes well

hollyjsparky's picture

This is a fab little soup. I would say it is rich a and definitly more of a winter warmer. Will make it again.

sideshowsusie's picture

Unlike some of the some mavericks above, I stuck to the recipe and it is absolutely delicious. Even the trickle of lemon juice at the end makes a difference. I've made a few parsnips soups in my time but nothing so simple and fresh tasting. Healthy too!

coriandergirl's picture

So tasty and easy to make and even though it didn't show the Blue freezable logo it freezes great!!

missdunn21's picture

really really tasty. dont need to much as quiet a filling soup but so good and really easy to make. excellent with fresh crusty bread....yum!

lucifer1962's picture

Loved this soup! Added a couple of carrots for extra colour, plus extra spices (as like spicy foods!), cooked it all on the hob & was a great success! I especially liked the lemon which added to the flavour. Will be making again this winter.

maxirc's picture

I was planning to make this soup over the weekend but was horrified to find that my local supermarket had sold out of parsnips (i think everyone was making this soup). I decided to go with carrots instead as they were in abundance. So how did the 'spicy roasted parsnip soup without parsnip but with carrots' turn out? and the answer is totally yummy and scrumptious and the prefect end to a rainy cold day! Great flavour combinations - thank you thank you :)

cocovanilla's picture

I thought this soup was lovely, very tasty. Unfortunately my boyfriend did not like it, so I won't be making it again for a while..

revsarah31's picture

This was a great soup - really tasty and warming rather than nippy. Even my three year old liked it.

mamaskidge's picture

Lovely tasty soup. I didn't have an onion so instead used shallots. I didn't find the soup spicy enough so next time I will add a little more coriander and cumin. That said, I still enjoyed the outcome of this recipe.

khitajrah's picture

My family weren't fond of this soup at all. In fact, I think that if you licked the inside of a musty old wooden spice drawer it might taste like this soup. I won't be making it again.

kjmillie's picture

Delicious and just as good again the next day after a night in the fridge. Lovely with crusty bread.

pjrome's picture

I hugely increased the amount of spices added as well as seasoning it, as I thought the original somewhat tasteless. Good consisitency, and good on a cold day. Would be good for a winter picnic too.


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