No better way to warm up these wintery cold days that with a Spiced Roasted Root Vegetable Soup recipe! Get warm by the stove while preparing this steamy pot of comfort food at its best, Lunch or dinner, a creamy soup is always a good idea.
– 3 carrots, washed and chopped
– 2 parsnips, washed and chopped
– 1 sweet potato, washed and chopped
– 1 red onion, peeled and chopped
– 2 garlic cloves, peeled
– 1 tbsp olive oil Sea salt
– 1 tbsp fennel seeds
– 1 tin coconut milk (set aside 2tsp for garnishing)
– 1 l water 1 organic vegetable stock cube
– 1 tsp paprika
– 1 tsp ground turmeric
– 1 tsp ground cumin Salt & pepper Fresh coriander for garnishing
1. Wash and chop the vegetables, place them on a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt and fennel seeds.
2. You can add some provencal herbs if you wish.
3. Roast in a preheated oven at 180 C for about 40 minutes.
4. Transfer the veg into a large pot, pour in the coconut milk, add water and stock cube.
5. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
6. Add the spices, season with salt and pepper, and mix well.
7. Blitz with a hand blender.
8. Drizzle with some coconut milk and garnish with fresh coriander.
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