Spicy Parsnip Soup

This recipe has been shared from one of our amazing customers and it belongs to the great Jamie Oliver, so thank you to both of you!

1 onion
2 cloves of garlic
2 tbs oil
1 x 5cm piece fresh ginger
olive oil
1 knob of butter
1 tablespoon garam masala
6 medium size parsnips
500 ml milk
750 ml vegetable stock
1 fresh red chilli, or can substitute with 1 tsp chilli powder.
Olive oil to drizzle


Peel the onion, garlic and ginger, and roughly chop.
Heat a splash of oil and the butter in a large saucepan. Add the onion, garlic, ginger and garam masala. Gently fry for 10 minutes or until the onions are soft and sweet.
Meanwhile, peel the parsnips and chop into 3cm chunks. Stir them into the onion mixture until well coated.
Pour in the milk and stock, season well and bring to the boil. Turn down the heat and simmer for 30 minutes with a lid on.
After half an hour, check that the parsnips are cooked by sticking a knife in. If you’re happy, remove them from the heat and blitz with a stick blender until smooth and creamy. Have a taste and adjust the seasoning as required.
Deseed and finely chop the chilli, and scatter over the soup, if you like, or use some of the chilli powder.
Served with crusty bread and an extra drizzle of olive oil.