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Spiced Parsnip Spinach Soup with Apple and Turmeric

Parsnip Spinach Soup

Lunch, Soups, ThermoCook, Vegan | 19th January 2016 | By

CT gets a bit sniffy about watching endless cookery programmes, although he does cave in for the Great British Bake Off. So when he’s away I take the opportunity and catch up on the odd programme. He’s been away enough over the last couple of months for me to see the entire Simply Nigella series. Her parsnip spinach soup I simply had to try.

Parsnip soup is one of my favourites. I like it spiced or with apple, but I’d never thought to use spinach and make it green until I saw Nigella do it. Of course, by the time I got around to making it, I couldn’t remember what ingredients she’d used other than parsnip and spinach. I hunted for the recipe online, but it was not to be found. Fine, I thought, I’ll make an amalgam of my two usual recipes and throw in some spinach for good measure.

Parsnip Spinach Soup

I decided I’d test out the soup function of my new ThermoCook whilst I was at it. How incredibly simple. I threw all the ingredients into the ThermoCook, selected the chop function, followed by smoothie followed by the thick soup programme and away it went. Twenty minutes later, I had a tasty hot jug of parsnip spinach soup just waiting to be downed. And it really was very tasty, just right for a chilly wet Cornish winter’s day.

Spiced Parsnip Spinach Soup with Apple and Turmeric
Serves 4
A quick, delicious and nutritious meal with sweetness from the parsnips, acidity from the apple and earthiness from the spinach. The additional flavour from the spices makes this an ideal winter warmer.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 400g parsnips - scrubbed, topped and tailed
  2. 1 onion
  3. 2 cloves garlic
  4. 1 cooking apple
  5. 1 thumb sized bit of root ginger - scrubbed
  6. 1/2 turmeric rhizome or 1 tsp ground turmeric
  7. large handful of well washed spinach
  8. 750 ml water
  9. 1 tsp garam masala
  10. 1/2 tsp sea salt
  11. 1 tsp tamari (or soy sauce of choice)
  12. 100 ml coconut cream
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients except spinach and coconut cream into a large covered pan.
  2. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Add the spinach and simmer for a further 5 minutes.
  4. Add the coconut cream and blitz with a stick blender.
ThermoCook
  1. Place all fruit, veg and roots into the jug and chop for 1 minute.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients, except coconut and select smoothie.
  3. Select thick soup and cook for 20 minutes.
  4. Add the coconut cream and stir at speed 3 for 10 seconds.
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    Cathy @ Planet Veggie
    19th January 2016

    Although I’m not keen on roasted parsnips, I love spicy parsnip soup and I love the sound of adding spinach and coconut cream. Yum.

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      Choclette
      19th January 2016

      I never feel quite right if I haven’t had some greens during the day Cathy, so this is a great way to make sure I do šŸ™‚

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    Dom
    19th January 2016

    this looks fabulous! I love the addition of spinach too. My apple and parsnip soup (thanks for the link) was very popular and got so much traffic which is odd for such a simple food. It is soup month though and always nice to see so many recipes. I could do with a bowl of yours now please. PLEASE!

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      Choclette
      19th January 2016

      Is it soup month? I must have missed that, or seen it and forgotten, which is even more likely!!! Always love your soups Dom. Of course you can have a bowl šŸ™‚

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    Sarah
    19th January 2016

    Love the colour! I don’t think I’ve ever added spinach to soup before and I love spinach. Pinned and rated. šŸ™‚

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      Choclette
      19th January 2016

      I’m with you on the colour Sarah. There’s something I find quite appealing about green soups. Thanks for pinning and rating šŸ™‚

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      Choclette
      19th January 2016

      Parsnip and apple soup is one of my favourites Angie, though this one was pretty good too šŸ˜‰

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    Laura@howtocookgoodfood
    19th January 2016

    I love the flavours you have used here and have just posted a soup wthat combines veg with fruit too, I love this combo as much as you!

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      Choclette
      20th January 2016

      We’re big soup fans, but we tend to just chuck in whatever we have to hand, so it’s always different. Sometimes it’s nice to have something a bit more specific.

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    Phil in the Kitchen
    19th January 2016

    Parsnip makes such a fine soup for these winter days and I’m all for adding some extra healthy veg. Parsnips and Indian-style spices is such a perfect combination but I don’t think that anyone thought of it before Jane Grigson in the 1970s. What did we do with parsnip soup before that I wonder?

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      Choclette
      20th January 2016

      Good point Phil. It must have been the 70s when spices really took off in this country. It’s hard to imagine cooking without them now.

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    manu
    20th January 2016

    I love parsnips. They’re perfect for a soup.
    Never tasted with spinach; I’ll give it a go!
    xox

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    Janice
    20th January 2016

    Great recipe for the ThermoCook. I put spinach in as many dishes as I can, I love it!

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      Choclette
      21st January 2016

      Thanks Janice. We tend to use chard mostly as it grows so easily, but spinach makes a nice change.

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    Kate | The Veg Space
    21st January 2016

    What gorgeous colour Choclette! I bet this is super-tasty, I love parsnip with warm spices like turmeric, ginger and garam masala. Will bookmark this to try in my ThermoCook very soon!

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    davina goldammer
    21st January 2016

    I am really into turmeric so I can not wait to try this soup out! what a great healthy option!

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      Choclette
      23rd January 2016

      Turmeric is such a great spice, I like the flavour and the colour and as an added bonus, you get health benefits – win, win, win.

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    Elizabeth
    21st January 2016

    I keep seeing recipes using turmeric root – I wish we could get that up here, but even using dried I bet this soup is AMAZING! Perfect for the cold we’re having!

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      Choclette
      23rd January 2016

      Thanks Elizabeth. Turmeric isn’t that easy to find down here either, so if I do happen to come across any, I buy quite a bit. It generally lasts quite a long time if you keep it in the cool.

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    Jeanne Horak-Druiff
    21st January 2016

    I never really know where I stand on parsnips… I didn’t grow up eating them and I think I had my first one when I moved to the UK! Like the sound of this soup’s flavours though – especially the turmeric (going through a bit of a turmeric phase right now!)

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      Choclette
      23rd January 2016

      Yes I guess parsnips must have seemed rather strange when you first tried them Jeanne – hadn’t thought of them as a novel crop. I’ve noticed everyone seems to be into turmeric at the moment. I love the flavour and health benefits of course, but really I just love the wonderful colour it gives.

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    Kate - gluten free alchemist
    21st January 2016

    A beautiful vibrant bowl Choclette. The combination of ingredients sounds so good! Really love the use of fresh turmeric and ginger……. all sounds very exotic and delicious!

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      Choclette
      23rd January 2016

      You’ve made me see the soup with new eyes now Kate. Exotic? Well!

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    Lisa
    29th January 2016

    Great blend of flavours here. Parsnips are a wonderful addition to soup and I like that you added spinach too and a bit of spice. Thanks so much for sharing with NCR.

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    Janie
    1st February 2016

    I’m feeling all very sorry for myself today and am working from the sofa with the woodburner roaring and cat purring. Now, I’m not after any sympathy, but if you happened to be passing and fancied dropping me in a big bowl of this soup, I wouldn’t say no šŸ˜€
    Janie x

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      Choclette
      1st February 2016

      Oh dear, sorry to hear that Janie. Sounds like a fab idea though – if only work didn’t get in the way!

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      Choclette
      6th February 2016

      Thanks Jan, adding spinach is not something I would have thought of, but it’s a good addition.

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