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Warm up with a bowl of Spicy Parsnip and Apple Soup

Spicy Parsnip and Apple Soup

Janice Pattie
Spicy Parsnip and Apple Soup is gloriously warming but the spices don't overpower the sweetness of the parsnips and apple
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine British
Servings 6
Calories 201 kcal


  • 800 g parsnips peeled and chopped
  • 2 onions
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 eating apples peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery chopped (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp ground coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp ground cumin seeds
  • 300 ml semi-skimmed milk or a mix of cream and milk for a special occasion
  • 600 ml vegetable or chicken stock


  • Heat the oil in a large pan and gently fry the onions until soft, add the garlic and spices and cook for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the parsnips, celery if using, and apples stirring well to cover them with the spices.
  • Add the stock and cook until the parsnips are soft about 20-30 minutes.
  • When slightly cooled, use a hand blender or liquidiser to liquidise the soup.
  • Add the milk and/or cream reheat.
  • Serve with thinly sliced apple, a sprinkling of chilli flakes and lots of crusty bread.


To make the decoration as in the picture, pour a little single cream around the apples slices in the centre of the bowl, then take a teaspoon and swirl it through the circle of cream to create a pretty pattern.


Calories: 201kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 4gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 442mgPotassium: 694mgFiber: 9gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 321IUVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 127mgIron: 1mg
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