Parsnip, Carrot & Apple Soup

I've no idea why it's bright yellow, just go with it

I’ve no idea why it’s bright yellow, just go with it

This soup is truly a sign of how far I’ve come as a cook.

I used to loathe soup (if I can’t chew it, it’s not food!) but am slowly coming around because it’s a great way to play with flavour combos you wouldn’t normally go near.

Such as root veg and fruit, which is an extreme leap of faith for me.

parsnipsoupHere are some of my most hated food pairings:

  • pineapple on pizza
  • raisins in chicken salad
  • chocolate covered prawns (ok, so I haven’t tried these but I’m 100% sure they are vomity)

You see what we’re dealing with here?! I’m extremely fussy when it comes to savoury and sweet.*

So if this soup can win me over, and it did, I’m guessing/hoping that it’ll convince you guys too.

*although, weirdly, I’m a big fan of cheddar cheese and raspberry jam sandwiches (throwback to a misspent youth).

Parsnip, Carrot & Apple Soup (serves 3-4)

  • 3 large parsnips, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 small, white onion, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 red apple (I used a Royal Gala)
  • 2 tbsps butter
  • 3 cups chicken (or vegetable) stock
  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Add the garlic and onion. Saute for a few minutes until golden.
  2. Stir in the parsnips, carrot and apple.  Season. Pour over stock and cover. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to let it simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Transfer into a blender and process until smooth. Serve.

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16 thoughts on “Parsnip, Carrot & Apple Soup

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  2. This sounds like a fabulous combination to me!! I, however, love the savory and sweet combination. Although even to me, chocolate covered prawns sound disgusting!

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  8. Made this soup today with a friend. Our first parsnip recipe ever! We doubled everything (except the apple and onion). My mom, dad, brother, friend, and I all devoured the first bowl and came back for seconds. It was delicious – creamy, subtle, unusual, satisfying, and exotic. Thanks!!

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