Hey its friday! We are still snowed in, but the snow is now melting away, so hubbs is off to office.. back to the grind! So we got a big parsnip in the local farm delivery and after peeling it I was like, hmmm.. i dont think I like the smell of that thing.. It is quite a pungent smell/taste when raw.. You either like it or you dont. I added some of it to this soup for a warm wintery evening. The carrot and leek help alter the taste for someone who falls in the not a fan of parsnip group :)
This soup is easy and quick.. I think some lemongrass, ginger or some five-spice mix would go well with it too.
Some other yumm soups to check out
1 cup carrots chopped
2/3 cup leek chopped
2/3 cup parsnips chopped
1 teaspoon oil
1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
1/2 teaspoon cajun spice blend
freshly ground black pepper or red pepper flakes to taste
about 1 cup water
In a pan, heat oil at medium heat and add leeks to it.
Cook for 2-3 minutes until golden.
Add the carrots and parsnip and cook covered for 2-3 minutes until parnips start to get tender.
Blend these with 1/2 cup or more water into a puree and pour puree back into the pan.
Add salt, cajun spice and freshly ground black pepper to taste, mix well and bring to a boil.
Taste and adjust, salt spices and water content.
Serve hot topped with parsley or cilantro.
This soup is headed to Ricki's Wellness weekend, Allergy friendly fridays, Amee's Fit and Fab fridays, Simple and in Season Jan
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