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Spicy Parsnip Soup

A delicious warming soup, perfect for a simple and quick meal, serve with crusty bread.


Serves 6


2 tablespoons of butter

1 tablespoon of vegetable Oil

1 onion chopped

2 garlic cloves, chopped

2cm piece of ginger, chopped

1 chilli deseeded and chopped, or chilli flakes

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground coriander

½ teaspoon ground turmeric

1 carrot, chopped

1 celery stalk, chopped

1 leek, chopped

4/5 parsnips peeled and chopped

2 tablespoons of fresh chopped coriander

900ml veg or chicken stock



Heat the butter and oil in a pan and gently soften the onion garlic, ginger and chilli.  Stir in the spices and cook for a further 2 minutes.  Add the carrots, celery and leek, cook for a further 5 minutes.  Add the parsnips and 1 tablespoon of fresh coriander.  Cook for 5 minutes then add the stock, stirring well and bring to the boil.  Reduce the heat, cover and cook until the vegetables are tender.  Leave to cool and then blend to a finer consistency.  If the soup is too thick add a little cold water accordingly.  Reheat to serve – sprinkle the remaining coriander.

Cooks Tips

You can add more or less spices according to your taste.  This soup can be frozen.