Roast Carrot & Parsnip Soup

Using your leftover vegetables to make a soup is such a great, money-saving way of preventing food waste and making the most out of your fresh ingredients. I had loads of carrots left in the fridge last week from having to buy a full bag just to use a few on a Sunday Dinner, so I paired these with some parsnips and came up with a delicious soup – which made 4 lunch portions! The recipe below itself is tasty, but you could always add toppings/croutons if you wanted to make it a bit more exciting. Total calories = approx. 130 calories per portion.

Ingredients (to make 6 lunch portions);

  • 3 parsnips
  • 4/5 medium sized carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 1.2L vegetable stock
  • 1 heaped tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes (optional)
  • 1 tsp lazy garlic/1 garlic clove grated

Method (Approx 40 mins including prep);

  1. Preheat your oven to 200C. Peel and quarter the onion, chop the carrots and parsnips into medium-sized chunks.
  2. Spread onto a baking tray with a drizzle of olive oil, some salt & pepper, the cumin, garlic and chilli flakes and give everything a good mix up to all of the veg is evenly coated.
  3. Roast for 30 mins until tender, and caramelised shaking everything up half-way through.
  4. Once the veg is cooked, remove from the oven and place into a large saucepan. Pour the stock in and place on a medium heat to simmer for 2 minutes.
  5. Blend the soup using a hand blender, add more stock if necessary. Season to taste.

Roasting the vegetables for the soup really does add a depth and sweetness to the flavour. Give it a try.

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Happy munching!



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