Root Vegetable Soup

Root Vegetable Soup

Jacqui Farbrace
Total Time 1 hour
Course Soup
Cuisine Vegetarian
Servings 4


  • 2 Parsnips
  • 4 carrotts
  • 1 large sweet Potato
  • 1 large onion red or white
  • a little oil
  • ltrs vegetable stock
  • Good shake of mixed herbs
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • Peel and chop all the vegetables
  • Heat a little oil in a large saucepan
  • Add the onion and gently fry until soft
  • Add the vegetable one at a time and stir through so they are all coated in the oil.
  • Add the mixed herbs and stir through
  • Slowly add the vegetable stock
  • Add salt & pepper to taste
  • Cover and bring to the boil. Turn down to a simmer and cook for about 30mins or until all the vegetables are cooked.
  • If you have a hand blender use this to blitz the vegetables to make a soup like consistency. If you want to leave a few lumps, thats fine. If you do not have a hand blender but have a table top blender, gradually add the mixture and blend until you have the consistency you want. If you have neither of these, use a potato masher and mash the vegetable down until you have a soupy consistency.


serve in warmed bowls with crusty bread.
For some extra flavour add some grated cheese on top
Or Some crunchy croutons woud go well too.
Or add a dollop of Creme Fraiche