Parsnip Soup with Ryvita Garlic Croutons

Use up your left over parsnips with this delicious soup. 

This recipe is low in saturated fat (containing less than 1.5g/100g of recipe). Reducing consumption of saturated fat contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

Preparation Time: 60 minutes

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe by Ryvita

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Serves 4

1 tsp olive oil

1 large onion, roughly chopped

2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped

1 tsp cumin seeds

700g parsnips (approx. 3 large), peeled and roughly chopped

1 litre chicken stock (2 x low salt Stock cube used)

250ml milk (Semi Skimmed milk)

For the croutons:

2 Ryvita Multigrain Rye Crispbread

1 clove garlic, cut in half


1. Heat the oil in a large lidded saucepan and gently fry the onion for 10 minutes then add the garlic and cumin seeds and cook for a further 2 minutes.

2. Add the chopped parsnips, stir well and cook for 5 minutes then add the stock, milk and some seasoning. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until the parsnips are soft. Allow to cool slightly.

3. Meanwhile rub the cut side of the garlic over one side of the rye crispbread then break them up into small crouton-sized pieces.

4. Carefully blitz the soup with a stick blender or in a blender and serve in bowls topped with garlic croutons.

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