Carrot and Parsnip curried soup

Earlier in the week I blogged about how I’m no longer working-from-home (hoorah!), and have been making soups to take with me each day. So far it’s working out quite well!

Now, I should really start by saying that I’d never had carrot OR parsnip soup. Ever. The thought of having such veges in a soup actually didn’t really appeal to me (am I alone in this thinking?). However, I was at the fruit store today and carrots were only 50c per kg so I thought, heck, if it all turns to poo – I won’t loose out on much (and can just make carrot cake instead)!

But stay with me… (there is a happy ending on the way!)

I went and found a recipe on Pinterest, and again, ended up being super surprised! It was pretty tasty and had just the right balance of kick (thanks to the curry powder) and sweetness (from the coconut milk).

It made about 5 servings all up, and the leftovers have now been added to my frozen soup stockpile for lunches-to-go! With it working out to be about 50c a lunch, it ain’t so bad, right?!

If you want to check out the benefits of parsnip and carrot, click here and here.

Ingredients (makes 4-6 servings)

  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 5 carrots
  • 3 parsnips
  • 4 cups water or vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • 2 tsp crushed ginger
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup coconut milk (full fat or light, from a can)
  • Chopped pecans to serve

What I did:

Chop vegetables

Carrot and Parsnip curried soup

Brown onion with coconut oil

Carrot and Parsnip curried soup

Add everything but liquids and sauté

Carrot and Parsnip curried soup

Add vege stock

Carrot and Parsnip curried soup

And boil until the parsnip and carrot are soft

Carrot and Parsnip curried soup

Let it cool down a bit, then pour into the food processor (in batches, if you’re processor isn’t big enough)

Carrot and Parsnip curried soup

And blend til smoooooth!

Carrot and Parsnip curried soup

Once it’s all blended, stir in the coconut milk

Carrot and Parsnip curried soup

And serve up with the pecans!

Carrot and Parsnip curried soup

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