A satisfying and comforting soup packed with a good mix of healthy vegetables which take you well on the way to your five-a-day. Enjoy hunks of warm Granary bread with this winter warmer.
*For a vegetarian soup, omit the bacon and use vegetable stock. Serve sprinkled with mixed lightly toasted sunflower and pumpkin seeds with the lemon and parsley. *Celeriac makes a good alternative to parsnips.
Altered ingredient amounts. would add maybe 5-6 rashers of bacon as found 2 wasnt enough. 2014 update - Have cooked this every winter since jotting it down in 2009! The best home comfort soup you can get - 04 Feb 2009
very nice, filling soup. I used double the bacon, and a few stalks of celery instead of parsnip. I love how the lemon zest (and I also used some juice) is a counterweight for the saltiness of the stock and the bacon. Recommended. - 14 Feb 2009
This recipe is ok! I got bored of it pretty easily. I added 5 rashers of bacon, two definitely would not be enough! If I was to make again id definitely change the vegetables in it apart from carrots, maybe add some celery. - 15 Dec 2011