Parsnip Apple soup with Pomegranate drizzle

Parsnip and Apple Soup with Pomegranate Molasses Drizzle

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Parsnips are sweet, Granny Smith apples are tart and the pomegranate molasses ties them together. I think you’ll enjoy this unusual combination of flavors enhanced with coriander.

Prep time: 30 minutes

Parsnip and Apple Soup with Pomegranate Molasses Drizzle

By Gloria Kobrin Published: June 25, 2018

  • Yield:

  • 12-14 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 pounds yellow onions peeled, cored and chopped
  • 2 1/4 pounds Granny Smith Apples (4 large) peeled, cored and diced
  • 2 1/4 pounds parsnips peeled, trimmed and coarsely diced
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon fine seasalt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 8 cups non-dairy no chicken chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate molasses for drizzling
  • 1/2 cup Italian flat parsley optional
  • 2 cups Croutons optional

Equipment

  • 6 quart soup pot with cover
  • electric food processor steel knife inserted

Directions

  1. Heat oil in soup pot over medium flame. Add onions, salt and pepper. Sauté until onions are soft and translucent. Add coriander and stir well. Add parsnips and apples. Mix thoroughly with the onions. Pour vegetable broth over the vegetables. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover pot. Simmer about 50 minutes or until vegetables, particularly parsnips, can be smashed with the back of a wooden spoon. Cool slightly.
  2. Purée two to three cups of soup at a time in bowl of processor. Add water, 1/2 cup at a time, if you find the soup too thick. Add minced parsley at this point if you're using it. Pour 1 1/2 -2 cups soup in each bowl. Using an eye dropper or a teaspoon, drizzle pomegranate molasses over the top in a circular motion. Serve croutons separately.

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