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Parsnip Soup With Apple Salsa

A flavourful and healthy soup that is quick and easy to make.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Soup
Servings: 4
Author: Karon Grieve


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger or ground if no fresh available
  • 4 parsnips peeled and chopped
  • 600 ml/1 pint chicken stock
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh sage
  • 1 grated eating apple inc skin
  • salt and pepper
  • Apple Salsa
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced onion
  • 1 clove garllic minced
  • 2 sage leaves
  • 1/2 eating apple finely diced with skin on
  • salt and pepper


  • Sweat the onion and garlic in a soup pan along with the spices in 2 tbsp olive oil for 5 minutes
  • Add the parsnips and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  • Add the chicken stick and sage and simmer for 20 minutes
  • Add the apple and cook for a further 5 minutes before whizzing with a stick blender till smooth and season to taste.
  • Making The Apple Salsa
  • Fry the onion and garlic along with the whole sage leaves
  • Crumble the sage leaves, add the chopped apple and stir to combine
  • Season to taste
  • Serve the soup with a spoonful of the salsa on top.


gluten free, vegetarian, paleo friendly