Thursday, 9 December 2010

Spiced Parsnip Soup

I had a craving for hot soup and bread the other day, so decided to make a big pan of spiced parsnip soup, perfect for winter!

Picture from recipesfromanormalmum.
I'm not organised enough to photograph my cooking!
When I spoke to my mum last night she asked if I'd give her the recipe so I thought i'd blog it and share it with everyone. It really is very simple.

tablespoon of olive oil
1 whole onion (red or white)
3 large parsnips
4 medium potatoes
teaspoon of cumin
flat (not heaped)! teaspoon of mild chilli powder
vegetable stock cube
a knob of butter
splash of milk

Peel and chop parsnips and potatoes. If you have a blender you could leave the skins on, but I don't! Chop onion and fry in the olive oil until soft and translucent. Add chopped veg and spices, add stock and top up with water to cover the veg. Once boiling, turn down the heat and simmer until the vegetables are soft. Add milk and butter, then blend. I just mashed it up with my potato masher since I couldn't be bothered to turn the inverter on to use my little 240v/125w hand blender, so it was nice and chunky.


  1. Can you confirm that is a whole teaspoon of chilli powder, seems a scary amount to us - and we are not wimps!
    Kath (nb Herbie)

  2. OK, so its not a FULL teaspoon, just kind of flat, and I should have said my chilli powder was mild!

  3. That looks warm and lovely - and easily veganized too...YUM!

  4. Yum! winter certainly calls for comfort food like homemade soup. Although I'm not a parsnip fan (I know, an irrational aversion), I might enjoy the soup with more potatoes and fewer parsnips.

    Note: My computer ate my last comment, I think. Sorry if this is a repeat.

  5. Anne 'n Oll. nbWandering Snail17 December 2010 at 16:28

    Would you believe, can't get parsnips here in Belgium - they're regarded as pig food! They're missing a most yummy veg (and so are we!).

  6. Mmmmm definitely going to try that on the boat. It will be nice and warming with all that Chilli.
    Stay safe and warm. Happy Christmas x