Parsnip Lemon and Ginger Soup

"This lovely light soup combines the sweetness of parsnip with the tang of fresh lemon and ginger from Claire MacDonald of Clan MacDonald"
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  • 3 ounces butter
  • 2 medium onions, skinned and chopped
  • 4 large parsnips, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 12 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 18 liters chicken stock, homemade if possible
  • 12 lemon, juice of
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped


  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan then add the chopped onions.
  • cook for 5 mins stirring occasionally then add the parsnips, lemon peel and ginger and cook for a further 5 mins.
  • pour on the stock and with the pan half covered with the pan lid, simmer until the parsnips are very soft.
  • Cool a little and liquidise, adjust for seasoning with lemon juice and salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve hot garnished with fresh parsley.

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  1. Ginger with parsnips - who would have thought? This makes a lovely but slightly different soup. I like the brightness that the lemon adds to this, as well. It makes up very quickly, especially if you have an immersion blender/ I made half the recipe and it was more like two servings for us, but we like our soup.


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