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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lizleicester's picture
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Based on what was available, swapped a leek for an onion, green chilli for red chilli and still the outcome was delicious. Warmed the cockles on a cold night in Yorkshire.

kubirik's picture
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The THING for a cold day. To add a little bit of lemon rind is a good idea.

vespa007's picture
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Really tasty and warming for a cold evening. Didn't have any ground cumin or fresh chilli so I used a tbsp of garam masala and a pinch of dried chilli.

chopper74's picture
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Soup was delish! Replaced 1 onion with 1 leek and left out greek yoghurt. Whole family loved it including my 3 year old!

lordielordie's picture
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I've just made this for supper with parsnips from the allotment and it's absolutely delicious.There's enough for us tomorrow,can't wait,hope it's chilly outside!
I used white potato as I didn't have any sweet ones and omitted the milk as it's in my opinion just as good without it.

pampanella's picture
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I loved this soup. I followed the recipe exactly and it was delicious. It was more filling than I would have expected – and very tasty. Very impressed and I will definitely make again.

j4cqu35's picture
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A-may-zing!! this is the best soup ever. I've made it for family and friends, they all love it and can't believe how easy it is to make. While the sunday dinner is on I make a batch of this soup for one night through the week if I'm late home from work, It's fab with some warm bread. This recipe makes lots and lots and for very little cost >8-)

vic231627's picture
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I love this soup, and so does my family. In fact I have a pan cooling off slightly to blitz in the blender. I always leave out the lentils (not a fan!!) milk, and yoghurt, which really makes it a bit healthier. I just tend to add slightly more water to the stock, and a bit more after it is blended if the soup is really thick. I have also made this soup for my son as a weaning food, but left out the chilli. Baby nephew liked it aswell, perfect way to get baby to start enjoying different tastes together. I then started to add half a chilli, and we are now up to the full chilli. Perfect Autumn food, on a horrible night.

Hana banana's picture
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Yummy!

iloveian123's picture
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This is lovely but I will add more spice next time. Perhaps the red chilli I used was very mild but I was expecting a bit more of a kick having followed the recipe exactly. That said, it is a beautiful, silky, super healthy soup and I will definitely make it again.

emmamcgill's picture

This soup was delicious - made it as a starter prior to a traditional haggis dinner for my wee clan whilst the mother in law was visiting! Went down really well. Was a bit worried at the amount of cumin that went in but once all was whizzed up it was a just a gentle kick of spice to the taste. I missed out the greek yoghurt but added in a bit of swede. Really lovely hearty soup that made quite a large amount. I will definitely be making this again especially in the winter months. It will also make a great lunch for work.

loopylinny's picture
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Gorgeous soup. I had to make quite a few changes to fit in with the ingredients that I had to hand but it still turned out very tasty! I used half a dozen new potatoes instead of sweet potato, 1tsp cumin seeds instead of the ground cumin and a generous pinch of chilli flakes in place of fresh chilli. I also used red split lentils because it was all I had and I left out the milk and yoghurt because it was a nice taste and consistency without it (plus it cut down on the calories even more). I will probably follow the recipe properly at some point to compare, but I was very happy with the changes that I made and will definitely make this again either way!

lozzlaws's picture

Not really impressed with this one, I dont know if it is the background lentil taste but it just doesnt do it for me. :(

janetownley's picture
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Have made this soup so many times and it's fantastic. Great flavour, freezes well.

irritable's picture
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Really like this and very easy to customise to make best use of what needs using up. I added some rocket leaves. Agree the yogurt and coriander make it a bit more special. Ideal to make in double quantities and freeze. Probably a bit to hearty for a starter but perfect for lunch.

damson's picture
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I wasn't expecting this to be anything special, but the other reviews persuaded me to give it a go & actually it was delicious.
The fresh coriander definitely gave it another dimension.

lydiabb's picture

I tried this soup this week. It was absolutely fab. I even had it the next day for lunch at work.

dianewalkermcalley's picture
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Made this today for my to boys off school with flu. Its very good, one of the best vegetable soups I've made too. I followed the ingredients exactly as I had them all in. Would also add neep (turnip) too but didn't this time. Its as good as the sweet potato and lentil and the Gary Rhodes spicy potato soup, these are also both excellent and have been passed on to many people. Another winner!

hlmac70's picture
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Delicious. I added swede to the menu. I have made many vegetable soups in the past but this wins hands down.

drfabio's picture
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Delicious! Was a bit dubious about the amount of milk but don't be - I couldn't tell it was there and it made it so lovely and... silky? It's yummy without the garnish, but the yogurt and coriander just added that extra mmmm.

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