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Parsnip Soup with Pears, Ginger and Coconut

Parsnip Soup with Pears, Ginger and Coconut


  • 1 medium-large onion
  • 1 1/2- 1 3/4 lb parsnips
  • 2 medium pears
  • 1 inch piece of root ginger
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 (13.5 oz) can coconut milk
  • Salt & pepper to taste


Peel and dice the onion. Peel the parsnips and cut into chunky pieces. Peel & core the pears and cut into chunks. Peel the root ginger and chop coarsely.

Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan and sauté the chopped onion for 2-3 minutes. Add the parsnips and ginger and cook for a further 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until just starting to colour.

Add the pears to the pan, together with the coconut milk and one cup of water. Stir well, bring to a gentle simmer, and cook on a low heat for around 30 minutes.

Remove from the heat, and blend the soup to a smooth consistency. You may need to add a little more water if the soup is very thick.

Season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve.

Adapted from Family Friends Food

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