Parsnip and carrot soup

A delicious and hearty parsnip and carrot soup is perfect for a cold day. A delicate, slightly sweet tasting soup, with a hint of fresh orange.

40 minutes 6 people Soup
Parsnip and carrot soup


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  • 500 grams of parsnips
  • 300 grams carrots
  • 2 onions
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 orange
  • 1 litre vegetable stock
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • handful of finely grated parmesan cheese
  • fresh parsley
Parsnip and carrot soup ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • chopping board & chef's knife
  • vegetable peeler
  • medium pan
  • wooden spoon
  • stick blender or regular blender


40 minutes 6 people Soup

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Preparation – 10 minutes

Peel the onions and garlic cloves and roughly chop them. Peel the parsnips and carrots, wash them well, and chop them.

Parsnip and carrot soup
Parsnip and carrot soup

Finishing the parsnip carrot soup – 30 minutes

Heat a splash of olive oil in a medium sized pan. Fry the onion and garlic in it and, after a few minutes, add the carrot and parsnip. Bake these until they start to colour slightly.

Pour in the juice of 1 orange along with a litre of stock and bring to the boil. Lower the heat and let the soup simmer for around 20 minutes.

The exact cooking time will depend on the size of the parsnip and carrot pieces. Purée the soup; you can do this with a stick blender or a regular blender. Add a handful of grated parmesan cheese.

Season the soup with salt and pepper and garnish with fresh parsley. Enjoy your dinner!

Parsnip and carrot soup: frequently asked questions

What goes well with parsnip and carrot soup?

This soup is quite filling, and makes a good evening meal if served with with bread or breadsticks.

What are parsnips?

The parsnip is an autumn and winter root vegetable, closely related to the carrot, but with a sweeter taste. Parsnip is also known as white carrot.

What do parsnips taste like?

Parsnips have a distinct flavour, and are relatively sweet. There is a hint of aniseed to them, but it is not as dominant as with other vegetables, like fennel.

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