Indian-Spiced Parsnip Soup

Indian-Spiced Parsnip Soup
Indian-Spiced Parsnip Soup

I took inspiration for this Indian-Spiced Parsnip Soup in the wonderful Love and Lemons Cookbook. In her book, Jeanine Donofrio offers a Curried Parsnip & White Bean Soup that calls for curry powder and cardamom as the main spices. I added my 2 cents on the spices and I laced the soup with coconut milk. I top this Indian-Spiced Parsnip Soup with my Toasted Nuts and Seeds Mix, but feel free to improvise.

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Indian-Spiced Parsnip Soup

  • Author: Karine K
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 34 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 56 medium parsnips, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Gala apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • Sea salt and fresh pepper, to taste
  • Garnishes: toasted nuts and seeds mix

Instructions

In a large soup pot, heat the grapeseed oil over medium heat. Add the onion and season with sea salt and pepper. Cook until soften, about 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute. Add the parsnips, apple, spices, and cannellini beans. Cook until the parsnips are lightly brown and a little softer, about 3 minutes. Add the vegetable broth and simmer until parsnips are tender, about 20-25 minutes.

Let the mixture cool slightly before transferring to a blender. Purée the soup until smooth, working in batched if necessary. Return the soup to the pot. Add the coconut milk. Reheat, if necessary, and taste for spices and seasonings. Adjust if necessary. Serve with your choice of toppings. Bon appétit!

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Soupe au panais à l’indienne

  • Author: Karine K
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Ingredients

  • 2 c. à soupe d’huile de pépin de raisin
  • 1 oignon moyen, haché
  • 3 à 4 gousses d’ail, émincées
  • 1 c. à soupe de gingembre frais, émincé
  • 5 à 6 panais moyens, pelés et hachés
  • 1 pomme Gala, pelée, épépinée et hachée
  • 1 c. à thé de garam masala
  • 1 c. à thé de cumin moulu
  • 1 c. à thé de coriandre moulue
  • 1/2 c. à thé de cardamom moulue
  • 1/4 c. à thé de curcuma
  • 1 boîte de haricots cannellini, rincés et égouttés
  • 4 tasses de bouillon de légumes
  • 1 tasse de lait de coconut
  • Sel de mer et poivre, au goût
  • Garnitures: mélange de noix et de graines rôties

Instructions

Dans un grand chaudron à soupe, chauffer l’huile de pépin de raison à feu moyen. Ajouter l’oignon et cuire pendant 3 à 4 minutes, jusqu’à ce qu’il soit translucide. Ajouter l’ail et le gingembre, en remuant. Faire revenir pendant 1 minute. Ajouter les panais, la pomme, les épices, les haricots cannellini, et du sel de mer et poivre, au goût. Cuire jusqu’à ce que le panais et la pomme commencent à dorer, environ 3 minutes. Ajouter le bouillon de légumes et mijoter jusqu’à ce que les panais soient tendres, environ 20-25 minutes.

Retirer du feu et laisser refroidir avant de transférer dans un mélangeur. Mélanger jusqu’à l’obtention d’une consistence crémeuse. Remettre la soupe dans le chaudron et ajouter le lait de coconut. Réchauffer, goûter et ajuster les assaisonnements, si nécessaire. Garnir et servir. Bon appétit!

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Chayote, Apple and Carrot Slaw

Chayote, Apple and Carrot Slaw
Chayote, Apple and Carrot Slaw

Here’s a twist on the regular coleslaw; the Chayote, Apple and Carrot Slaw. It has more kick because of the Scotch Bonnet pepper, but it also has more crunch, because instead of grating the ingredients, I julienned them. Chayote (also called cho-cho in Jamaica) is an edible plant belonging to the gourd family Cucurbitaceae, along with melons, cucumbers and squash. It is a good source of Vitamin C. The vinaigrette calls for apple cider vinegar and maple syrup, instead of the traditional white vinegar and sugar combo. Feel free to add some pine nuts, almonds, or even some dried fruits.

If you make this recipe, I’d love to see it! Please tag @LivityGardens on social.

For other fabulous and non-traditional slaw recipes, check out this Quick Brussels Sprouts Slaw and this Extra Creamy Celery Root and Pear Slaw.

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Chayote, Apple and Carrot Slaw

  • Author: Karine K
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Method: No-cook
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Ingredients

For the Slaw:

  • 1 chayote squash, peeled and julienned
  • 3 carrots, peeled and julienned
  • 1 apple, julienned
  • 1/2 Scotch Bonnet pepper (or habanero), seeded and minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro

For the Vinaigrette:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste

      Instructions

      Mix all ingredients for the slaw in a large bowl. In a small bowl, combine all the vinaigrette ingredients and whisk. Add enough vinaigrette to the slaw to moisten well, but do not use too much of it. Serve shortly after. Bon appétit!

      Keywords: slaw, chayote, carrot, apple

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      Salade de chayotte, de pomme et de carotte

      • Author: Karine K
      • Prep Time: 10 minutes
      • Total Time: 10 minutes
      • Yield: 4 portions 1x
      • Method: Sans cuisson
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      Ingredients

      Pour la salade:

      • 1 chayotte, pelée et coupée en juliennes
      • 3 carottes, pelées et coupées en juliennes
      • 1 pomme, coupée en juliennes
      • 1/2 piment Scotch Bonnet (ou habanero), sans les graines et émincé
      • 1/2 tasse de coriandre fraîche, hachée

      Pour la vinaigrette:

      • 1/2 tasse d’huile d’olive
      • 1/2 tasse de sirop d’érable
      • 1/2 tasse de vinaigre de cidre
      • Jus d’un 1/2 citron
      • 1 c. à soupe de coriandre fraîche, hachée
      • Sel de mer et poivre, au goût

      Instructions

      Mélanger tous les ingrédients pour la salade dans un grand bol. Dans un petit bol, mélanger tous les ingrédients de la vinaigrette. Ajouter juste assez de vinaigrette sur la salade, mais pas trop. Bon appétit!

      Keywords: chayote, pomme, carotte

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      Chayote
      Chayote