Aromatic Parsnip Soup

This fragrant soup has a yogurt creaminess and subtle spicing, with a sweet undertone of apple. It’s the perfect complement for any sunny day.

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Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4-6 20minutes 30minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 20minutes
Cook Time
  1. Warm the stock over a low heat. Peel the apple and the parsnips. Quarter and core the apple, then chop the apple and parsnips into chunks, and set aside.
  2. Peel and chop the onion. Heat the oil in a large saucepan, add the onion, and leave it to soften.
  3. Peel and roughly chop the garlic, add it to the pan, then add the three spices and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Pour the warmed stock into the pan and add the apple, parsnips, and salt. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, rinse and dry the coriander and strip off the leaves. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the milk. Process or blend the soup to a smooth purée, then reheat.
  6. Ladle the soup into bowls, garnish it with the coriander, and serve. Prepare a dish of yogurt to hand around separately for people to help themselves.