Spiced root vegetable soup

Spiced root vegetable soup

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This hearty vegetarian soup will warm up cold winter nights and can be frozen for later

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
387
protein
15g
carbs
56g
fat
14g
saturates
3g
fibre
9g
sugar
22g
salt
2.81g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 2 sweet potatoes, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 parsnips, chopped
  • 1 red chilli, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 75g dried green lentils
  • 1.3l vegetable stock
  • 425ml milk
  • 100g Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped

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Method

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pan. Add the onions and fry for 5 mins until softened. Tip in the remaining veg and cook for another 5 mins, adding the chilli and cumin for final 2 mins.
  2. Add the lentils and stock to the pan. Bring to the boil, then lower heat and simmer for 25 mins until veg are tender and lentils are soft. Blitz until smooth with the milk and a little extra water or stock, if necessary. Season, then reheat until piping hot.
  3. Ladle into bowls and serve with a dollop of Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of chopped coriander.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2010

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Pedrosium's picture
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absolutely gorgeous - a fantastic combination of flavours with a lovely creamy texture :)

Supercook89's picture

I've made this so many times, I don't have any problems with it at all! I think it's perfect and it's one of my family's favourites

cdowling's picture

Was amazing! Didn't need the yoghurt, perfect for a cold winters day!

kecsilsby's picture

Brilliant soup, bit spicy for my little ones (including the hubby) left out the milk and added more stock and next time I'll leave out the chilli. Loved it though.

KevP's picture

Found the parsnip way too strong in this so would reduce down by one and add some squash etc, but otherwise a lovely soup! Also added crushed black pepper as found it lacking without.

harrisongk's picture
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I found the soup a bit too sweet, next time I would make with ordinary potatoes rather than sweet potatoes as parsnips are sweet as well.

amy_shorty_81's picture
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Loved this would do with a little less milk next time

clairekenny25's picture

This was really easy to make and tasted wonderfull. I used red lentils instead of green as that's all I had in.
I would definately make this again. 5 Stars!

suegriff26's picture
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Absolutely delish. Used 2 heaped teaspoons of cumin rather than tablespoons as other half not too keen on spicy. Didn't bother with the yoghurt to serve.

lisawaters7's picture

A gorgeously tasty soup with just a hint of spicy heat! Lovely on its own, but even nicer with the greek yoghurt and coriander!

lisawaters7's picture

A gorgeously tasty soup with just a hint of spicy heat! Lovely on its own, but even nicer with the greek yoghurt and coriander!

fainleog's picture
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Yum : delicious! I didn't have any sweet potato so added a couple of smallish potatoes. My children wolfed it down, so I think this recipe is a keeper!

michellecchan's picture
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i used roasted squash and one less parsnip. Also used garam masala instead of mustard seeds. Is lovely will make again.

debbiep06's picture

I made this soup because I wanted something different and after reading the reviews I thought it would be tasty and I wasn't disappointed. It was absolutely beautiful and very moreish. My daughter who hates vegetables loved it because as she said "it smells like curry and doesn't taste like vegetables". I will definitely be making this soup a lot especially in the cold months to come.

lizleicester's picture
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Trebled the quantities for 10 hungry vegetarians and apart from forgetting the yogurt it was a great success. Served it with warmed Hannukah biscuits from another Good Food recipe.

annieparsnips's picture
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Just tucking into a bowl of this soup now....delicious! I forgot to buy the chilli so added a teaspoon on dried chilli flakes instead. Just off to top my bowl up....

alkaseltzer's picture
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Delicious filling soup. FOrgot the garnish but still made a lovely lunch.

alkaseltzer's picture
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Delicious filling soup. FOrgot the garnish but still made a lovely lunch.

alkaseltzer's picture
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Delicious filling soup. FOrgot the garnish but still made a lovely lunch.

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