2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 large onion, chopped
750g parsnips
1 clove garlic, chopped
2cm piece root ginger, peeled and chopped
1.2ltr (2pts) vegetable stock
3 tbsp crème fraîche
to serve: chopped parsley and a little ground paprika

There’s no need to peel parsnips for this recipe, give them a good wash and chop them up for a quick and easy soup the whole family will love.
Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 25-30 mins Serves 4-6

1. Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion and sauté for 3-4mins or until pale golden. Meanwhile, wash the parsnips, trim the ends and chop them into even sized chunks.

2. Add the parsnips to the pan along with the garlic and ginger, sauté for 2 mins, stirring. Pour in the stock and a little seasoning. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 20-25 mins or until the parsnips are tender.

3. Use a stick blender to puree the soup until its nice and smooth. Add the crème fraîche and taste for seasoning. Serve hot in bowls, sprinkled with a little parsley or paprika if liked.