Parsnip, apple and mint soup

Parsnip, apple and mint soup

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From
Three Sisters Bake
Serves
8
Photographer
Helen Cathcart

This is a lovely light soup which makes a perfect starter or, even better, a lunch on a sunny day. The concept of apples in soup always tends to raise an eyebrow among our more cautious customers, but after one mouthful they are convinced. - Nichola

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
6 medium parsnips, scrubbed and chopped into 1 cm chunks
2 tablespoons maple or agave syrup
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 white onions, chopped into 2.5 cm chunks
1 medium leek, topped and tailed, chopped into 2.5 cm chunks and rinsed thoroughly
2 large white floury potatoes, scrubbed and chopped into 2.5 cm chunks
2 litres skimmed milk
6 granny smith apples
1 teaspoon vegetable bouillon powder
salt
coarsely ground black pepper
2 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped mint leaves, to serve

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°c.
  2. Place the parsnip chunks in a deep roasting tin, drizzle with the syrup and toss in the oil to coat. Roast in the oven for 25 minutes. Check every 5 minutes and give them a shake to prevent the syrup burning.
  3. Meanwhile, put the onions, leek and potatoes in a heavy-based deep pan and cover with the milk. Bring to the boil on a high heat, then reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes, uncovered.
  4. Peel, core and roughly chop the apples. Add the roasted parsnips, apples and bouillon powder to the pan. Top up with water to nearly cover the veg and simmer for a further 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from the heat, allow to cool a little and liquidize with a hand blender until smooth. Season to taste, then scatter with the chopped mint leaves and serve.
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