Spiced Root Vegetable Soup

Root Vegetable Soup Prep

Nothing beats soup and homemade bread on a cold winter night… This hearty soup feels creamy without the cream. It is healthy, amazingly warming, has subtle spicy undertones and tastes divine with a slice of seeded loaf.

Our youngest has quite a few allergies, and I always try to either make something we can all have as a family, or cook for us and make sure her dinner looks the same, just because she always seems to notice it when she eats something different (or maybe it is all in my head! Paranoid, me?).

I used to follow a nice carrot and parsnip soup recipe we all very much enjoyed, but it is full of butter and cream, both of which Jumpy cannot have because of her milk protein allergy. When putting this recipe together, I made sure I kept the sweet combination of carrot and parsnip as the main flavour. I then added my own little personal touches to make it absolutely perfect for us.

Root Vegetable Soup

Spiced Root Vegetable Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Serves: 4

Spiced Root Vegetable Soup

Dairy free and vegetarian

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 5 large carrots (500g), diced
  • 2 parsnips (160g), diced
  • ½ small swede (200g)
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh root ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground coriander
  • 1 litre vegetable stock
  • Salt and pepper
  • Pumpkin seeds, to garnish

Instructions

Warm the olive oil over a medium heat for a minute in a large pan. Add the onions and cook, stirring until soft (about 4 minutes).

Add in the remaining vegetables, reduce the heat and cover your pan for another 15 minutes, stirring from time to time.

Stir in the grated ginger and ground coriander.

Bring to the boil then simmer for 35 minutes and when the vegetables are tender, blend.

Ladle into soup bowls, season and garnish with a few pumpkin seeds. Serve with seeded bread.

Tips

The soup can be frozen for later.

For the bread, just use my easy crusty bread recipe and add two tablespoons of sunflower and pumpkin seeds.

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Comments

  1. Noe this is my kind of soup. Spices work so well in root veg.

  2. Your soup looks heavenly. I love the spices you have used with the root vegetables. Delicious.

    • Thanks, Julie! It really is yummy, and quite filling actually. I had it for lunch at work on Friday with a couple of slices of bread and did not feel hungry for hours afterwards. x Mel

  3. This looks like a delicious recipe, and I love your photos. A really lovely blog. #recipeoftheweek

  4. Wow this looks wonderful. Hope you can join in with #tastytuesdays again this week!

  5. I do love spices, soups and bread…yummy!

  6. This sounds delicious – I am really into making soups at the moment – great way of getting veg into the Monkey! Loving the lack of butter and cream in this recipe too will have to give it a try! #recipeoftheweek

    • My toddler’s allergies are making me experiment with more healthy food and I have to say not using butter or cream in soup does not make much difference to the taste (to my big surprise!). Mel

  7. Wow that was quick, you even beat me to it (adding my own posts)-what a star!

  8. Popping over from #tastytuesdays :-) this looks delicious! I love root veg and haven’t ever tried spicing them up like this… definitely going to try it out! I’m a huge fan of dry roasted seeds, so I think I’ll go for a crispy top then :-)

  9. Root vegetable soup is the bee’s knees! Looks lovely and the bread would be a perfect accompaniment.

    Nipping over from #TastyTuesdays.

  10. This looks gorgeous. I made parsnip soup before but it was a bit bland, this combination looks fab

  11. This looks like a lovely healthy combination…love the spices as they always seem to make me feel as though I’ve had a good meal and lessen my cravings for pudding, #TastyTuesday.

  12. I definitely need to book mark this recipe, I love making homemade soups. The flavors sound amazing together! Thanks for sharing.

  13. Gorgeous photos as always Mel, and a lovely recipe. Funnily enough I’m just about to start roasting up some parsnips to make soup for lunch ;-) #TastyTuesdays

    • Nice compliment, thanks. Are you going to share the soup recipe you are making? Roasted parsnips sound perfect for soup! Mel

  14. That looks delicious! Just what you need on a cold, rainy day. x

    • Thanks, that soup is definitely a winner in our house, with its sweetness and creamy texture, yummy! x Mel

  15. This looks really delicious, I love soup and especially love that you didn’t add cream and that you added the spices. Will definitely give this a try. Coming over from #TastyTuesdays.

    • Thanks. Not having cream or butter in the soup made me think it would taste bland, but in the end, I honestly could not even taste the difference! Mel

  16. This looks amazing (love the food styling) and is a firm favourite in this house! We like to add a little bit of cinammon when we garnish!Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

    • Food styling… you definitely know how to make me blush! Thanks Vicki! Cinnamon sounds like a great idea. I will try adding some at the last minute next time I make this soup. x Mel

  17. Looks and sounds delicious! Nothing better than a bowl of warming, tasty soup! :)

  18. Oooh the spices in this sound perfect and I love your photo styling. Thank you for linking up to #recipeoftheweek. It’s always appreciated :) I’ve Pinned and Tweeted this post and there’s a new linky just gone live – would love you to join in x

    • Thanks, it really is lovely soup. It took me ages to figure out how to make soup look pretty, and I am glad you found my attempts successful! x Mel

  19. I like the sound of this. I love how easily people recipes to suit their needs. It just proves that feeding children with allergies need not be difficult or expensive.

    • My thoughts exactly! My next step for my little Jumpy is to try to make cakes with no eggs, dairy or wheat. Now that is what I call a challenge! Mel

  20. wrymummy says:

    This recipe looks delicious, the ginger must add a lovely zing to it! Can’t wait to try it. I’m a veggie so I love food like this. Great photos too. Very happy to discover you through your kind comment on my #PoCoLo post last week. (I’m playing catch-up, as you can tell!)

    • Ginger really does enhance the soup. I am glad you found me! Let me know what you think if you have a go at making it. Mel

  21. wrymummy says:

    I will do, thanks Mel!

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