Showing posts with label Soups. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Soups. Show all posts

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Parsnip Soup

I adore parsnips.  I love how sweet they are when roasted, but sometimes it's a soup day.  Today was one of those days.  I had a bunch of leeks in the fridge and nothing to do with them.  This recipe made 2.5 liters of soup.

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2 Tbsp coconut oil

1 bunch of sliced leeks (aprox. 1lb) - prepare them by slicing each leek in half and then slice them crosswise.  Soak them until the grit is gone.  You may need to change out the water a couple of times.

2 lbs parsnips, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces

2 apples, peeled and cored and cut into 1 inch pieces

1.5 cups chicken broth

3/4 cup coconut milk

salt and pepper

1. Heat coconut oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.  Add leeks and stir, cooking for about 5 minutes.

2.  Add parsnips, apples, broth and 4 cups of water.  Bring to a boil.  Simmer for approx. 25 minutes or until the parsnips are tender.

3. Puree the soup. Return to pot and add coconut milk.