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Easy Carrot & Parsnip Soup – Healthy!

Carrot & Parsnip Soup 

This easy carrot and parsnip soup is so delicious and so very healthy. 

I love the combination of these two vegetables together, they works so well together and are packed with flavour 

Somehow parsnips and carrot blended give such a velvety smooth consistence and it’s so filling 

It’s a really simple soup – have a go? 

How to make Carrot & Parsnip Soup 

The full recipe is at the bottom of this post 

However you simply fry off your onion & garlic 

Pop in your chopped parsnips and carrots, together with your stock and herbs 

I use thyme as it works so well, fresh or dried it’s up to you 

 

Fry your onion and your garlic for a few minutes then add your veggies and stock, boil and then simmer 

 

Then you simply blitz the cooked mix with a stick blender or food processor and voila, smooth flavoursome soup 

Syn free and super tasty!! 

Just look at that amazing colour – enough to brighten any winters day 

 

 

Can you freeze Parsnip and carrot soup? 

Yes, yes, yes you can 

This recipe is enough for 4 people. You can easily half it or double it, depending on your numbers 

I tend to freeze portions in container so I can take it to work with me, therefore not tempted to grab something from the supermarket when I’m starving 🙂 

Spicy Carrot & Parsnip Soup 

And please remember that if you fancy spicing up this soup simply add a teaspoon or curry powder or a few chilli flakes or maybe some cumin? Whatever takes your fancy really 

You really can spice it up nicely 

How to serve your soup? 

It’s lovely hot on a cold winters day 

If you want to jazz it up a little, dry fry some bacon pieces and add a table spoon swirl of half fat single cream (remember to count it if you are on a programme) 

Or if it’s for a family supper why n0t make a home made loaf and dunk dunk dunk – yum! 

Here’s my No need to knead loaf 

No knead bread full load baked and on a chopping board

 

Other Healthy Soups 

I have quite a few lovely soups on my website 

Two of my faves:

  1. Healthy Cream Vegetable 

I like to call this my ‘fridge soup’ you know where you need to use up all those vegetables 

Healthy Creamy Vegetable Soup SW

 

2. Butternut Squash and Tomato Soup 

This is lovely and garlicky and quite sweet – very comforting 

You simply roast all the vegetable in the oven and it gives such an intense flavour! Yum 

Roasted Butternut Squash & Tomato Soup

 

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Big Love Clare x

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Ingredients

Serves 4

  • Fry Light cooking spray
  • 1 large or 2 small onions, peeled & chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 4 parsnips, peeled and chopped
  • 4 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 & 1/4 Pints water
  • 1 Vegetable stock cube
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried or fresh thyme
  • Salt and Black pepper

Preparation Method

  1. Spray the base of a large saucepan with fry light
  2. Add your chopped onions and garlic and fry over a medium heat for 5 minutes until softened
  3. Then throw in your chopped carrots and parsnips, followed immediately by the water and stock cube
  4. Finally add your fresh or dried thyme (and any spices if you are using them)
  5. Bring to the boil and simmer for 25 minutes until your vegetables are soft
  6. Blend using a stick blender or a processor and return to your pan, I sometimes hold a few vegetables back so I have a few in the finished blended soup
  7. Taste and then season with salt & black pepper

Comments

Karen Booth says:
Thank you SO much for adding your recipe to #CookBlogShare and what a fabulous soup it is too, making use of all these fabulous winter root vegetables! Karen
    Clare x says:
    It's so good - Thanks for hosting Karen x
Kacie Morgan says:
I love a good homemade soup. Your carrot and parsnip soup looks both hearty and healthy - win-win! I'd eat it with a big hunk of fresh white bread and butter. Mmm.
    Clare x says:
    Thanks x yes bread and butter!!!!
Gerardine Hough says:
So easy to make and so tasty from so few ingredients, I added cumin to spice it up a little
Kat (The Baking Explorer) says:
This looks like a very tasty soup!
    Clare x says:
    Thanks lovely x
Sue Stafford says:
Very tasty - will definitely make this again.
    Clare x says:
    Great to hear Sue - Thanks
Rebecca - Glutarama says:
Lovely recipe, you just cannot beat a homemade veggie soup, another one to add to my list
    Clare x says:
    Thanks lovely x
Sally says:
Carrot & parsnip soup 👌 Made it in my pressure cooker - so simple & lunches for the week sorted
    Clare x says:
    Great to hear Sally - thanks x
Irene Hutchison says:
One of my favourites. So easy and so tasty and filling.Lovely lunch with a bit of crusty bread.
    Clare x says:
    So lovely to hear x Thank you