Winter Warming Root Vegetable Soup

We begrudgingly arrived back in to London from our wonderful week retreat on Friday night with a car full of vegetables. Waking up on Saturday morning with a heavy frost outside, I put some logs on the wood burner and set to the kitchen to make one of my favourite Winter soup recipes. A quick, cheap and delicious dish that is filling, warming and nutritious.

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Winter Warming Root Vegetable Soup
 
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Recipe type: Soup, Dinner, Supper, Diabetic friendly, Diary Free, Gluten Free
Serves: 4
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A quick, cheap and delicious dish that is filling, warming and nutritious.
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup Coconut milk (save a little for decoration at the end)
  • 1 White onion (150g)
  • 3 tbsps Coconut oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • ½ tsp Pepper
  • 300g Carrots
  • 150g Parsnips
  • 300g Leeks
  • 750ml Vegetable Stock
  • 1 pinch Sea salt
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 4 Garlic cloves
  • ½ Reg chilli (optional)
Instructions
  1. In to a preheated oven (180°c) place chopped and peeled parsnips and garlic (leave skin on garlic as will not burn) on to a baking sheet, drizzle with some melted coconut oil (or any other nut oil / olive oil ) for about 20 minutes until golden brown and soft
  2. Whilst the parsnips and garlic are roasting, in to a deep pan place 2 tbsps coconut oil (or any other nut oil / olive oil / grass fed butter) and add all the chopped vegetables (carrots, leeks, chilli and onion). Sweat off for 5-6 minutes
  3. Add in the salt, pepper, paprika and cumin and fry off for a further 2-3 minutes
  4. Add in the 750 ml vegetable stock, bring to boil and then to simmer for 10 - 15 minutes
  5. Add in the roasted parsnips and garlic (remove from skin), coconut milk and then blend with a hand blender (or food processor) until smooth and creamy
  6. If too thick, add an extra ½ cup water at a time
  7. Serve straight away, freeze or keep in the fridge in a sealed container for up to 5 days
  8. When serving add a swirl of coconut milk / pepper / paprika / chives / parsnip slithers or toasted seeds

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7 thoughts on “Winter Warming Root Vegetable Soup

  1. Is it possible to put American measurements in your recipes as well? ie: cups, pounds, tablespoons, etc. It would be ever so helpful! I understand the accuracy of grams so don’t leave it out, but I still have American measuring tools so it makes it a little difficult for me. I’m not a very experienced cook.
    Thank you in advance!

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