carrot, parsnip & ginger soup
Soups are perfect for warming you up during the Autumn and Winter months. They are also a great way of boosting vegetable intake into any reluctant vegetable eater! This soup is very child-friendly with naturally sweet root vegetables. This soup is ideal if you are suffering from a cold or want to boost your immunity. The garlic and ginger are both anti-inflammatory and immune boosting.
Knob of butter
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 large leek, finely sliced
1 celery stalk
3 cloves of garlic, crushed
3-4 carrots, sliced
2 parsnips sliced
500ml chicken or vegetable stock
Salt and pepper to season
large piece of ginger
prep time: 15mins
cook time: approx 45mins
In a large pan, add the butter and melt.
Add the chopped onion, leek and celery and sauté for 8-10 minutes.
Add the crushed garlic and sauté for a couple more minutes.
Add the carrots, parsnips and the stock.
Bring to the boil and then simmer gently for 25-30 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
When the soup is cooked, blend until the desired consistency.
Grate the ginger over the top and stir in. You can put as much or as little ginger as you like. We like quite a lot!
the health boost tip
Carrots are exceptionally high in provitamin A carotenes, vitamin K, biotin and fibre. Carrots also promote good vision, especially night vision. In fact, beta-carotenes provide protection against macular degeneration and the development of cataracts.
Garlic and ginger are both anti-inflammatory and are great to include in your diet if you have a cold or need an immune boost.
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