Today's soup is parsnip and leek as that's what's on offer in Aldi at the moment. It smells earthy, sweet and oniony and is a hearty soup indeed.
To make 6 large portions of soup you will need:
3 parsnips, chopped
3 leeks, chopped
Vegetable tock cubes - I ended up using 3 as I like the strong flavour but you could less
2 litres of boiling water
Heat the oil and gently fry the black pepper and herbs for half a minute then add the leeks, cover and sweat for 5 minutes. Add the parsnips and stock dissolved in the water. Simmer for 20 minutes then blend it all up in a blender.
I hope you're enjoying the Autumn as much as I am. I do dread Winter but I try to make as much of the cooling weather as possible, with crisp walks, hearty food and blankets on the sofa. And soup of course!
|Autumn pretending to be Summer at Rodley Nature Reserve|