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Spiced Parsnip Soup Recipe

You will need:

  • 1kg parsnips, cubed
  • 1.5 ltr hot chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stick, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp soured cream
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • Pinch of chilli powder (optional)


  1. Heat the oil is a pan and add the chopped onion and celery.
  2. Cook for a few minutes until softened.
  3. Add garlic, coriander, cumin and chilli (if using) and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  4. Add the chopped parsnips and chicken stock and bring to the boil.
  5. Simmer until the parsnips are soft (15 to 20 minutes).
  6. Remove from the heat and blend using a stick blender until smooth.
  7. Stir in the soured cream and serve!

Serve with some warm crusty bread and salted butter on the side.

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Spiced Parsnip Soup Recipe