Spiced Parsnip Bisque Recipe

This Spiced Parsnip Bisque Recipe makes for a gently spiced soup that the whole family will love in the autumn and winter months.

15 Minutes 30 Minutes Easy Serves 4

Image: Quadrille Publishing


  • 500g (1ib 2oz) parsnips, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 400ml (14fl oz) canned coconut milk
  • 500ml (18fl oz) hot vegetable stock
  • Generous pinch of sea salt and black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas mark 6.
  • Place the parsnips and onion in a roasting tin and drizzle with the oil. Roast in the oven for 30 minutes until golden and softened.
  • Remove the roasted parsnips and onion from the oven and spoon into a high-powered jug blender (or into a large pan if you are using a hand blender). Add the garam masala, then pour in the coconut milk and hot vegetable stock. Blitz until completely smooth. Season to taste with sea salt and black pepper.
  • Ladle into warmed bowls and serve hot, sprinkled with a little extra garam masala and black pepper, if you like.
Spiced Parsnip Bisque Recipe

Recipe notes

The whole family will love this gently spiced soup, which is perfectly warming for the autumn and winter months. Coconut milk gives a silky-smooth texture to the bisque, which tastes utterly decadent when combined with sweet roasted parsnips and mild spices.

Garam masala is a spice blend that often contains cumin, cinnamon, curry leaves, coriander deed, cardamon and cloves. Add to homemade curries and samosas for instant flavour. You’ll find it in the spice aisle at the supermarket.


Five Ingredient Vegan by Katy Beskow

About this recipe

This Spiced Parsnip Bisque Recipe is by Katy Beskow, author of “Five Ingredient Vegan” cookbook published by Quadrille Publishing.

Katy Beskow – the author of “15 Minute Vegan”, “Five Ingredient Vegan” cookbook showcases 100 simple yet exciting recipes using five ingredients or fewer. It’s perfect for vegans and non-vegans alike looking for effortless ways to introduce plant-based meals into their everyday cooking.

Katy is the expert on making easy meals for home cooks – even if you’re not confident in the kitchen or with vegan cooking. Using ingredients available from your local supermarket and with a list of larder essentials, you’ll have everything you need to fill food with taste and texture.

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