Parsnip & Ginger Soup
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Parsnip & Ginger Soup

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Serves 4

Theres no need to peel parsnips for this recipe, give them a good wash and chop them up for a quick and easy soup the whole family will love. For more recipes visit

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  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 750g parsnips
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2cm piece root ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1.2ltr (2pts) vegetable stock
  • 3 tbsp creme fraiche
  • to serve: chopped parsley and a little ground paprika


    1. the oil in a large pan, add the onion and saute for 3-4mins or until pale golden. Meanwhile, wash the parsnips, trim the ends and chop them into even sized chunks.
    2. Add the parsnips to the pan along with the garlic and ginger, saute for 2 mins, stirring. Pour in the stock and a little seasoning. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 20-25 mins or until the parsnips are tender.
    3. Use a stick blender to puree the soup until its nice and smooth. Add the creme fraiche and taste for seasoning. Serve hot in bowls, sprinkled with a little parsley or paprika if liked.

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16th Nov, 2015
I have made this soup many times. Always Yummy. Easy to make, cheap and satisfying. What more can you ask? Variations...I sometimes add a red pepper. If I am watching the calories omit the Crème Fraiche. It still tastes wonderful. Five stars!
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