Parsnip and apple soup. Picture / Babiche Martens.

Recipe: Parsnip and Apple Soup

Serves 4

• 25g butter
• 1 large onion
• 2 cloves garlic, chopped
• 1 tsp coriander
• ½ tsp cumin
• 800g parsnips, peeled and chopped roughly
• 300g apples, peeled and chopped
• 1 litre chicken stock
• ½ cup cream
• ¼ cup chopped parsley

1. Melt the butter in a large pot. Add the onion and garlic. Soften for 5 minutes without browning. Add the coriander and cumin. Stir until fragrant. Add the parsnips, apple and chicken stock.

2. Bring to a simmer for 20 minutes until the parsnip are completely softened. Put through a blender until smooth or use a hand whizz.

3. Before serving bring back to a simmer, add the cream and parsley.

4. Serve with roasted parsnip chips.


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