Curry Spiced Cauliflower Parsnip Soup ~ Savory Simple ~

You might have noticed by now that I really love making soup. I recently joined up with a local delivery CSA called From The Farmer and to my delight they’ve been sending me quite a bit of cauliflower. Cauliflower happens to be my favorite soup ingredient (and it also makes an amazing lightened up fettuccine alfredo). This past week I also received parsnips, which are not a vegetable I use on a regular basis. If you’ve never tried them before, parsnips are a root vegetable with a flavor reminiscent of carrots. This curry spiced cauliflower parsnip soup is a simple dish that marries these two vegetables perfectly.


Curry Spiced Cauliflower Parsnip Soup
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Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small or ½ large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 parsnip, peeled and chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • ½ head cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • ½ teaspoon salt (or more to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • ½ teaspoon curry powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ cup nonfat milk
  1. In a large dutch oven over low heat, sweat the onion with a pinch of salt. Once the onions are soft, turn up the heat to medium and add the chopped parsnip, celery, cauliflower and apple. Cook the vegetables for a few more minutes, stirring periodically, until the cauliflower has softened up and the vegetables are beginning to caramelize.
  2. Add the stock. Bring the mixture to a simmer, cover the pot and lower the heat. Allow the soup to simmer on low heat for one hour.
  3. Carefully ladle the soup into a blender. Puree until silky. Return the soup to the pot and add the salt, pepper, curry powder, turmeric and milk. Add additional seasoning of desired.


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  1. This sounds amazing! I always have a few parsnips left over so I’m going to give this a try!

  2. I love homemade soup, even in the middle of summer. I love the curry twist on the cauliflower, beautiful!

  3. This looks like one heck of a tasty soup, Jen! Love that you added apple, too. So delicious!

  4. This sounds and looks delightful :-)

  5. This is such a beautiful bowl of soup!

  6. What a lovely, sophisticated soup, Jen!

  7. Typically we roast parsnips but I have started to do more with them. This sounds like a great option.

  8. Parsnips are such versatile little things…love them in soup especially! Gorgeous, Jen!

  9. The flavors in this soup sound perfect!

  10. Sounds like a perfect cofort food!

  11. I love curry and cauliflower, perfect in a soup. I love how smooth and creamy this is!

  12. Leftovers? Yes, please! This looks incredible. I am a sucker for anything curry related so I know I will love this soup!

  13. This soup is cool! Love it thanks :)

  14. This is a gorgeous soup, Jen. I love the slightly green colour and the ingredients and…pretty much everything!

  15. I enjoy discovering new ways to use the tasty food I get in my CSA farm share.
    I just wish it would start soon!
    This soup looks so comforting–though I will cheat and stick my immersion blender into it since I am not careful with hot liquids and would create a huge mess in the kitchen.

    Thanks, Jen!

  16. Cauliflower and parsnips are two of my favorite veggies and I love that you’ve paired them together in this soup! The curry infusion is the perfect flavor profile for them!

  17. I love anything curry…this soup looks amazing..

  18. I love curry and this soup looks crazy good!

  19. ashley - baker by nature says:

    You’re magical with soups, Jen!

  20. I still have 2 heads of cauliflower in my fridge. You just gave me the recipe for one.

  21. I love easy, healthy soups like this that pack in so much flavor! I’ll be the leftovers are even better!

  22. Today is the perfect day for a soup. I love that you used parsnips! I think this veggie doesn’t get the love it deserves! Stunning photos!

  23. I love it….. will make soon

  24. I’ not much of a soup drinker but I love spice and cauliflower so I could do some damage here :)

  25. I have been in the mood for curry lately. This so soup looks so creamy and delicious. I love the apple in it too!

  26. Yum! I love the added spices here. Ginger would be yummy too :)

  27. It’s a chilly, windy, spring day – I could really use a bowl of this beautiful soup!

  28. Cauliflower soup sounds so delicious! Yum! Pinned!

  29. Cauliflower is by far one of my favorite vegetables. It is so versatile. I can’t wait to make your fettuccini again and soup is also on my to do list. Love curry and turmeric with cauliflower too

  30. Cauliflower also has that wonderfully creamy property too which is so fabulous! :D

  31. Oh, this soup looks so warm and inviting :) I bet it tastes amazing! I love curry and parsnips!

  32. I do love the idea of putting cauliflower and parsnip together! Your soup sounds really delicious! Hugs, Terra

  33. So excited to have just found your blog via Foodgawker! I love using cauliflower in soups and this one looks like a great combo. Thanks for the recipe!

  34. Elizabeth says:

    This soup is just what I need!

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