With winter fast approaching, it's soup making time! This simple, creamy soup is comforting and delicious. Parsnips are a plentiful winter root vegetable that look like a white carrot. This soup is rich in immune supporting Vitamin C and the optional pumpkin seeds are rich in Zinc to help your family stay healthy this holiday season. Enjoy as an appetizer for your holiday meal, or alongside of a hearty salad or sandwich. Freeze the leftovers for up to three months to enjoy on a snow day!
Sweet Apple Parsnip Soup
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 yellow onion, diced
¾ pound peeled and sliced parsnips
¾ pound peeled and sliced honey crisp apples (or use Granny Smith apples for a more tart flavor)
1 medium Yukon-gold potato, peeled and cubed
4 cups low-sodium vegetable stock
½ teaspoon dried thyme
Pepper, to taste
Optional topping: toasted pumpkin seeds
Add oil to a soup pot and sauté onion until translucent.
Add sliced parsnips, potato, and apples and cook until soft.
Stir in vegetable stock, thyme, and pepper. Bring to a boil.
Turn off the heat, and allow soup to cool.
Transfer to a blender and puree until smooth or use an immersion blender
Reheat soup to serve and garnish with pumpkin seeds.