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Saturday 7 January 2017

Parsnip & Cauliflower Soup

Just right for the cooler winter months, this lovely warming bowl of parsnip and cauliflower soup.

Serves Four
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 leek, sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp ground cumin
2 parsnips, chopped
1-2 cups vegetable stock/broth
1 medium or ½ large cauliflower head

For the Roasted Parsnip Toppers
1-2 parsnips, thinly sliced
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste 

1. To make the roasted parsnip toppers - preheat oven to 350ºF / 180ºC / Gas Mark 4 - and line an oven-proof tray with parchment paper.
2. Place thinly sliced parsnip on oven tray, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place in oven and roast for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Set aside.
3. For the soup - heat pot over medium heat.
4. Sauté leek in olive oil until softened, about 4-5 minutes.
5. Add garlic and fennel seeds, lightly cook until fragrant.
6. Add in parsnips and season with salt and pepper.
7. Add broth and bring to a boil and simmer until parsnips are cooked.
8. Add chopped cauliflower florets, and simmer for another 10-15 minute.
9. Allow soup to slightly cool, then blend (in blender or food processor) in batches until you have a smooth purée. Taste and add salt and pepper, if needed.
10. Serve in bowls with crispy parsnip toppers.

Original recipe idea from here

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If you should be fortunate to enjoy a winter walk - do dress warmly
no, this isn't me and Eddie - image taken from here

Have a happy weekend
All the best Jan


Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Uma sopa deliciosa.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

Tom said...

...looks good on a cold winter day!

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks for your comment Francisco ... here is the translation

Uma sopa deliciosa. A delicious soup
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana. A hug and a good weekend.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Thanks Tom ... it's a cool/cold day winner!

Enjoy your weekend

All the best Jan

eileeninmd said...

Hello Jan, the soup on a cold day would be wonderful. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Have a happy weekend!

Lowcarb team member said...

Yes, Eileen ... this is just perfect for a cooler day.
Wishing you a Happy Weekend, and thanks for your comment

All the best Jan

N.B. For those in warmer climes this recipe many be preferred it's a Gazpacho and you can see it here

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Hi Jan, happy new year to you also! I've just been checking out all the recipes that I've missed over the festive period! So many tasty meals.. one that I'm going to make really soon, maybe even for dinner tomorrow night 😊 is the braised chicken escalopes, yum!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

This looks so good! I love cauliflower and am always looking for new ways to cook it. Love the addition of the parsnips, too. So good for you! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Thank you for your kind visits. x Karen

Lisa said...

Bursting with flavour and nutrients, what better for a winter day.
Lisa x

Sandra Cox said...

I am really lusting after this soup!
You have a wondrous weekend, my friend.

The Happy Whisk said...

Thanks, Jan. I could eat this.

happyone said...

Good for a cold winters day.
I wear LOTS of layers on my walks. : ) said...

Love cauliflower !!

Crafty Green Poet said...

that looks delicious!

It's been a very mild winter so far up here, but I always have lots of layers on when out walking!

Martha said...

Good stuff. We always enjoy a nice soup here!

Lisabella Russo said...

Mmm, that recipe looks delicious, thank you!

Magic Love Crow said...

Jan, thank you!! This looks so good! I hope you've had a great weekend!

Lowcarb team member said...

Grace (PDP)
Happy New Year to you too ... hope you enjoy the recipes, including the recent braised
chicken one

Enjoy this soup - the parsnip and cauliflower are a good combination

This soup really is ideal for winter-time, hope you may enjoy it soon

I hope your weekend was good, glad you liked this soup recipe

Ivy (Whisk)
I hope you may enjoy this soup soon

Karen (happyone)
Yes, layers on a walk are ideal, then coming in and enjoying a bowl of soup. Yum!

Glad you like cauliflower

Juliet (CGP)
Yes layers are a good idea when walking on cooler days. I just think this soup and the parsnip toppers is a winner

You can't beat a nice bowl of soup can you

Pleased you liked the look of this recipe

Stacy (MLC)
Glad you like the look of this. We had a good weekend, thank you. Thanks too for all your lovely comments.

Thanks everyone for your comments

All the best Jan