Apple and Parsnip Soup

This rich and creamy, not to mention beautiful in color, soup may not look it, but it is gluten and dairy-free (if you choose to forego the garnish).
September 01, 2016


Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot on medium heat. Add the onion and cook for approximately 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until onions are translucent.

Stir in the fresh ginger, curry powder and cardamom. Add the chopped garlic and sauté for one minute.

Add the parsnips, apples, vegetable stock and apple cider. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for approximately 30 minutes or until the parsnips are fork tender.

Place half of the mixture in a blender or food processor. Puree until smooth. Place in a new pot. Puree the remaining soup.

Reheat soup and season with the salt and white pepper. Ladle into bowls and garnish with a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt and a grind of fresh black pepper.

Serves 6 to 8


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 c onion, ¼-inch diced
  • 2 tsp finely chopped, peeled fresh ginger root
  • 2 tsp sweet yellow curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
  • 4 c peeled and coarsely chopped, peeled parsnips (about 1 ½ pounds)
  • 2½ c peeled & roughly chopped apples (about 3)
  • 4 c low sodium or salt-free vegetable stock
  • 1 c apple cider
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground white pepper
  • ¼ c sour cream or plain Greek yogurt a few grinds of black pepper
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