Roast parsnip, leek and pear soup

Roast parsnip, leek and pear soup


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About this recipe: The sweetness from roasted parsnips, caramelised pears and apples is balanced out with leeks in this deliciously different winter soup.


Serves: 4 

  • 3 parsnips, peeled and sliced
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 large apple - peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1 large pear - peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 2 large leeks, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:55min  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

  1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
  2. Toss parsnips with 2 tablespoons olive oil in a bowl; spread parsnips onto a baking tray. Bake in the preheated oven until slightly tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Reduce oven heat to 180 C / Gas 4.
  3. Toss apples and pears with 2 tablespoons olive oil in a bowl. Push parsnips to one side of the baking tray and spread apples and pears on the other side. Bake in the oven until fruit is soft and caramelised, 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Heat remaining olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir leeks in hot oil until leeks are soft, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle balsamic vinegar over leeks. Stir parsnips, apples, pears, chicken stock and rosemary into leeks. Bring to a simmer and cook until fruits and vegetables are completely tender and easily mashed against the side of the pot, about 20 minutes.
  5. Puree the soup using an immersion blender or food processor until the soup is the consistency you like.
  6. Warm the soup through and serve.

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