Spicy Parsnip Soup

    35 mins

    A delicious simple soup without too much spiciness. It is excellent as a starter to a dinner party. The curry spice works wonderfully with the sweetness of the parsnips.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1 medium onion,peeled and chopped
    • 2 large parsnips, peeled and chopped into 1 cm cubes
    • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
    • 750ml boiling water
    • 1 vegetable stock cube
    • 2 teaspoons curry powder
    • 100ml heavy cream
    • Salt and pepper
    • Dried chilli pepper flakes or paprika to garnish

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and fry until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the parsnips, garlic and curry powder.Stir to blend and cook for a couple of minutes to release the flavours.
    2. Dissolve stock cube in boiling water in a jug Stir into pan.
    3. Simmer for 15 minutes or until parsnips are well cooked and soft.
    4. Remove from the heat and blend with an electric hand blender until smooth.
    5. Stir in the cream and warm through.( Alternatively use a food processor to blend soup, return to a clean pan, stir in cream and reheat.)
    6. Season to taste and garnish with the chilli flakes or paprika.

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    Made it healthier. I used olive oil instead of butter, and instead of cream I added about 60g of soft goat's cheese. This lent just the right amount of creaminess without compromising on flavour, and saved loads on fat and calories!  -  19 Feb 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)


    Oh, my! Wow! I never had parsnips before and I could not beleive how sweet and delicious this soup was. I made the following changes to lower the fat: a little olive oil in place of butter and nonfat milk in place of cream; it was delicious even with these alterations. I also added a little ginger and served it with notfat yogurt on top.  -  13 Mar 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Delicious soup, so easy to make, and even better to eat. I followed the recipe exactly, and have to say is probably the best soup I have ever made. I will definately be making this again, and will make it for guests without worrying it could go wrong. 5 Stars !!!!  -  22 Sep 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)