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How To Make Parsnip Soup

How To Make Parsnip Soup

Alex Connell, principal cooking tutor at The Cordon Vert Cooking School, shows how to make a simple vegetarian curried parsnip soup. Using a few simple ingredients, he creates a delicious and elegant soup which can be served in two ways, either as a straight soup or a blended soup.


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  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 sticks celery
  • 1 tsp curry paste
  • 300 g parsnips
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 ltr vegetable stock
  • 5 g parsley
  • single cream
  • fresh herbs

Step 1: Prepare The Ingredients

Peel and slice your parsnips, finely dice your onion, crush your garlic cloves, chop your sticks of celery, and chop your parsley.

Step 2: Fry The Onions

Bring a saucepan to heat, and drizzle the cooking oil into the pan. Add your onions to the pan, swirl them around, and leave for about 5 minutes.

Step 3: Combine The Ingredients

Now add your crushed garlic, the chopped celery, the curry paste, then the sliced parsnips, and stir well. Now add the paprika, mix again, add your vegetable stock, add the chopped parsley, and then stir. Leave this mixture for about 30 minutes.

Step 4: Blend

Using a hand blender, blend the ingredients until everything becomes smooth.

Step 5: Serve

Serve the soup in a serving bowl. Drizzle some single cream and sprinkle some fresh herbs on top.