Spicy roasted parsnip soup

Spicy roasted parsnip soup

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(161 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins

Easy

Serves 4

Aromatic flavours transform the ordinary parsnip into a delicious warming soup

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal233
  • fat10g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre10g
  • protein6g
  • salt1.1g
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Ingredients

  • 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
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 675g parsnip, diced
    Parsnip

    Parsnip

    par-snip

    The fact that the parsnip is a member of the carrot family comes as no surprise - it looks just…

  • 2 plum tomatoes, 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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lesleyviggers
10th Jan, 2012
5.05
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
9th Jan, 2012
4.05
This was not really spicy enough. I needed to add some dried crushed chilli, with this addition it was really tasty.
leighbarker
1st Jan, 2012
5.05
Delicious; an ideal way to use up all the leftover Christmas veg...and so easy!
barefootbrummie
1st Jan, 2012
5.05
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
1st Jan, 2012
5.05
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
30th Dec, 2011
5.05
absolutely delicious, worth the effort of roasting the parsnips with the spices for a lovely flavour.
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pennykins7
29th Dec, 2011
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
12th Dec, 2011
5.05
Amazingly good!!! perfect after a cold day outside...it warms you up from the inside :)
vikkiekaye
2nd Dec, 2011
5.05
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
1st Dec, 2011
5.05
love this soup. it has a delicious sweetness to it. very easy, very cheap, low in fat and nutritious wins on all counts

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