Market Monday: Apple Parsnip Soup Print Recipe Print Recipe

 

Welcome back to Market Monday!

I did a little shopping, a lot of cooking and even more eating.  The Mr. was out of town this weekend so I decided to make a big batch of soup. It’s my kind of comfort food.

The things I do while the Mr. is away . . .  work in bed until late hours of the night. Eat popcorn for dinner. Clean out spice cabinet, pantry and fridge. Shop the farmers market at the pace of a slug. OKAY, slightly exaggerating. Ended the weekend at movies with my sister, where we ate more popcorn. Store bought, that is.

 

 

 

This seriously makes me giddy.

. . . and these were just a few of the items I brought home from the market.

I’m thinking next Market Monday will involve beets. or  turnips. Maybe both, we’ll see. What sounds good to you?

 

 

I have a thing with colored carrots. Actually, I have a thing for all fruits and vegetables that look like that came straight out of the ground or off a tree. It’s a beautiful thing.

I hope someday to have a garden, although my husband laughs because I can hardly keep a plant alive. He’s actually the one with the patience green thumb.

Speaking of the Mr., he’s cooking up something good for you later today and will be on the blog this week. He’s nervous, it’s kinda cute.

 

 

 

I played around with this recipe a few times, this one was definitely the winner. It’s warm, comforting and has a sweetness that makes you want to curl up on the sofa or cozy up by a fire. It’s perfect for those rainy days, lonely nights or a table full of family and friends.

Serve with toasted [gluten-free] bread or crackers.

 

 

Apple and Parsnip Soup, gluten-free

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Ingredients

  • 2 carrots [about 1/2 cup], peeled and sliced
  • 2-3 parsnips [about 2 cups], peeled and sliced
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • dash of ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups chicken broth, low sodium – additional cups may be needed

Directions

Preheat oven 350. Cover baking sheet with foil and set aside.

In a medium bowl, place the chopped carrots, parsnips, apple, onions, garlic and ginger and drizzle with olive oil. Add salt, nutmeg and cinnamon and mix to coat.  Place the coated vegetable mix on the prepared baking sheet. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes until caramelized.

Remove and add roasted vegetable mix to a large pot and add chicken broth. Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer. Cover and cook vegetables until tender, about 20 minutes.

Let me soup cool, about 10 minutes and then puree in a blender and return to the pan. Stir in enough water or additional broth to thin the soup to desired consistency.  Salt and pepper to taste.

Enjoy!

Adapted from Epicurious

*Gluten-free & *Dairy-free

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  • http://brightbazaar.blogspot.com Will @ Bright.Bazaar

    My gran used to make this soup for me when I was a kid, so this post brings back many a happy memory. It’s also beautifully, beautifully shot and styled. Bravo!

  • http://www.loveveggiesandyoga.com Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    This soup looks so creamy and rich and comforting.

    Love your farmers market pics!

  • http://www.heathersdish.com Heather (Heather’s Dish)

    i’ve never worked with parsnips…they seem scary! but this soup? this soup looks WAY too good to be scary :)

  • http://ingredientsinc.net Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.

    looks delish!! Can’t wait to see you this next week

  • http://www.peppermintsandpixiedust.blogspot.com Maria

    Ooh it sounds delicious! Also, your bowls are adorable!

  • http://warmvanillasugar.wordpress.com/ Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    This soup sounds lovely! Yum!

  • http://www.bevcooks.com Bev Weidner

    This makes me weak. I want to lick those (um, adorbs) bowls CLEAN.

    liiiiiiiick lickcliclciccckckkckcclkclckc

  • http://seesarahbake.blogspot.com Sarah @ See Sarah Bake

    I love taking my camera to the farmer’s market, even though everyone around me looks at me as if I’m insane. So much simple beauty all around.

  • http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com Maria

    Beautiful photos and soup!

  • http://www.athoughtforfood.net Brian

    What a fabulous soup this is! Looks like you had a successful trip to the market!

  • http://sweetsugarbelle.com sweetsugarbelle

    This sounds delicious and your photos are exceptional!

  • http://glitzglamgranola.com Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola

    Looks like you got a lot of great stuff at the Farmer’s Market! This soup looks so thick and comforting– I can’t wait to make it! I’ve never had parsnip soup but I’m guessing the apple gives it a delicious sweetness! Can’t wait to try it!

  • http://www.howsweeteats.com Jessica @ How Sweet

    wish i had farmer’s markets year round! i am loving this soup.

  • http://ediblepsychology.com/ Emily (Edible Psychology)

    Wow, gorgeous pictures, and this soup looks delicious! I miss having a farmer’s market nearby.

    Hope you had a nice weekend.

    ~Emily~

  • Kerin Messner

    You didn’t say what type of apples you used? Look yummy!

  • http://www.itsacharmlife.blogspot.com Char

    Yum yum yum! These pictures are making me so hungry! =)
    Char xo
    http://www.itsacharmlife.blogspot.com

  • http://sanfernandostreet.blogspot.com/ Barbara

    This looks so tasty I have never had parsnips will deffinately try it.

  • http://www.yesiwantcake.com Katie

    I love your bowls!! Oh and your pictures are so amazing, I wish I could transport myself into them. Specifically, right inside that bowl of soup.

  • http://almostalamode.com Tara Y.

    I made your gingered carrot apple soup not too long ago… It was so easy and delicious. This one looks just as wonderful; I will definitely be adding it to my “must make” recipes.

    xx Tara
    http://www.almostalamode.com

  • Jill

    Hi! Your blog is beautiful. Question…

    This photo is being pinned all over pinterest… but i can’t seem to find the actual recipe here… can you help? It look delicious.

    http://pinterest.com/pin/50665564527604706/

    thanks!

  • http://www.culinarythymes.com Alyce@culinarythymes

    oooh this looks delish.

  • http://www.favedietsblog.com/ Matt @ FaveDiets

    This soup looks great! I would love it if you linked up this recipe to my blog hop for a chance to win a Quaker prize package: http://bit.ly/AeIHc6

  • Stephanie Caprino

    On Friday I received my first shipment from Farm Fresh to You…inside was turnips, carrots and lots of other green goodies. I made your soup last night, and boy it did not disappoint. I subbed turnips for the parsnips and it was still delicious. Such a great winter soup perfect for this blast of cold we are currently having here in San Jose. Beautifully shot, Lisa!

  • Stephanie Caprino

    On Friday I received my first shipment from Farm Fresh to You…inside was turnips, carrots and lots of other green goodies. I made your soup last night, and boy it did not disappoint. I subbed turnips for the parsnips and it was still delicious. Such a great winter soup perfect for this blast of cold we are currently having here in San Jose. Beautifully shot, Lisa!

  • Oreobug123

    Would you mind telling me where you got the beautiful bowls?! They are oh so lovely. And I cannot wait to fill them with this delicious soup! Thanks you

  • Anonymous

    Thank you! bowls are from Anthropologie – http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/index.jsp

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TAIGB2VSNVTYUNUOBVTZD7WKYI Honor

    So, this could be the best soup I’ve ever had! I love, love LOVE parsnips so as soon as I read the ingredients, I knew it was going to be awesome. Thank you for sharing!