This parsnip and cauliflower soup is just bursting with the most beautiful Fall flavors. Parsnips are combined with cauliflower, garlic and just a hint of honey for a dish that will warm you from the inside out. Serve with toasted hazelnuts for a bit of crunch and some fresh crunchy bread to round out the whole meal.
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Roasted Garlic, Cauliflower and Parsnip Soup with Balsamic Caramelized Onions
Honey roast parsnips have the best flavor.
Parsnips are quite sweet by themselves but adding just a touch of honey and thyme really rounds out the flavor and combines so well with the earthiness of the root vegetable. It makes a great accompaniment to the subtle flavor of roasted garlic and the intenseness coming from the caramelized onions.
Add the crunch from the hazelnuts and you have a bowl that tastes just amazing.
What Ingredients Are Needed For This Cauliflower Parsnip Soup?
Don’t worry, we aren’t adding anything too fancy here. Simply:
- vegetable stock
- caramelized onions (make your own here)
- hazelnuts to serve
The honey glazed parsnips along with the roast garlic and cauliflower really take this dish to the next level in terms of flavor.
Tip: make sure you take the time to really let those onions caramelize. Take it slow and let that natural sugar from the onions turn into the most wonderful flavor to really round out the sweetness of this soup.
They should take about 20 minutes, so if you are caramelizing them while the veggies are roasting you will be good to go.
How To Get The Perfect Roast Parsnips For A Great Roast Parsnip Soup.
You are going to want to make sure the parsnips are roasted to perfection to ensure they will blend up easily with the other ingredients. Too hard and you aren’t going to get the right consistency and it might be a bit of a struggle for your blender or handheld immersion blender.
Once the time is up, check the parsnips by squeezing to see if there is a little bit of give. If not, they need a couple more minutes, I would start with 3 minutes more and go from there.
Why the variation in time? This is all going to come down to the size of the chunks you have cut, so make sure they are small enough to all cook together.
In terms of appearance, they should be a nice golden color with perhaps a bit of charring on the edges.
Need More Recipes To Use Up Those Delicious Parsnips?
Have more parsnips to use up? Why not check out some of these delicious recipes:
- Tuscan Kale, Carrot and Parsnip Soup from Simply Fresh Dinners
- Cinnamon Roasted Parsnips from The BBQ Bastard
- Crockpot Rosemary Carrot Parsnip Mash from Cotter Crunch
- Parsnip and Parmesan Bruschetta with Arugula from Sprinkles and Sprouts
This soup is just bursting with the most beautiful Fall flavours. Parsnips are combined with cauliflower, garlic and just a hint of honey for a dish that will warm you from the inside out. Serve with toasted hazelnuts for a bit of crunch and some fresh crunchy bread to round out the whole meal.
- 750 grams parsnips (about 6), washed well and chopped into 2cm chunks
- 250 grams cauliflower florets (about 8oz)
- 6 cloves garlic peeled
- 2 tbsp olive oil (or cooking oil of choice)
- 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves peeled from the stem (discard stem)
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/2 batch caramelized onions
- 1.5 litres vegetable stock (about 6 cups)
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- toasted hazelnuts to serve
- extra cream to serve
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F
Combine the parsnip chunks, cauliflower florets and garlic in a roasting tin. Drizzle on the olive oil (or cooking oil of choice), fresh thyme, honey, salt and pepper and stir to combine. Pop into the preheated oven and roast for about 15-20 minutes, or until starting to turn golden brown.
Once the veggies are roasted, add to a blender along with the caramelized onions and vegetable stock. Blend until smooth. (You may have to do this is batched depending on the size of your blender). Alternatively, you can add the ingredients to a large saucepan and use a handheld blender, although I have found the consistency is not as smooth with this method.
Add the blended soup to a large saucepan, add the cream and heat until the desired temperature is reached.
Serve sprinkled with some toasted hazelnuts and topped with a swirl of cream. Add more salt and pepper as needed.
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