Recipe: Lemon Parsnip Soup


The Little Beauty Blog is not just about beauty and fashion, it’s about living life beautifully. This includes food, because really what could make you happier than a great meal, a glass of wine and good company? I wanted to kick off the recipes series with a nice, simple and delicious dish that would put a smile on anyone’s face on a brisk fall day. Courtesy of Fresh City Farms, an amazing urban farm in Toronto, we are able to share with you a soup that many in the office have called “happiness in a bowl.” The recipe below is for Lemon Parsnip Soup. Ingredients: 1 tbsp  (15 mL) butter or vegetable oil 1 onion, peeled and chopped 2 tbsp  (30 mL) chopped fresh tarragon or thyme leaves 1 tsp  (5 mL) finely grated lemon peel 1/2 tsp  (2 mL) salt 1/2 tsp  (2 mL) pepper 6 cups  (1.5 L) peeled, chopped parsnips 10 cups  (2.5 L) chicken broth or vegetable broth 1 tbsp  (15 mL) lemon juice tarragon or thyme sprigs lemon slice Instructions Heat butter in a large saucepan set over medium heat. Add the onion, thyme, lemon peel, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes. Add the parsnips; cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until parsnips become tender. Stir in broth and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring, for 20 to 25 minutes or until parsnips are very soft. Transfer parsnip mixture to a blender or food processor in batches. Purée until smooth. Stir in lemon juice and bring to a boil. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Serve in
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