We think what makes this soup so wonderful is the roasted parsnips, onion and garlic. You can make this soup a side dish or on its own. Don’t be afraid to try a garlic soup. When roasted, the garlic becomes sweet and the maple syrup really complements the roasted garlic well.
Roasted Garlic and Parsnip Soup
Serves 4 to 6
- 1½ lb (750 g) parsnips, peeled and chopped
- 1 brown onion, peeled and chopped
- 3 bulbs roasted garlic
- 1 tbsp (15 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
- Sea salt, we recommend Selina Naturally Celtic
- Cracked black pepper, plus more for serving
- 2 tbsp (30 ml) organic, grade B maple syrup
- 6½ cups (1.5 L) Bonafide Provisions Chicken Bone Broth
- ¼ cup (60 g) sour cream
Preheat the oven to 395°F (200°C). Toss the parsnips, onion and garlic bulbs in olive oil, salt and pepper and place on a baking sheet. Roast for 20 minutes. Drizzle with the maple syrup and cook for 10 minutes more or until tender. Place the parsnips, onion and broth in a medium saucepan; squeeze the garlic from the skin of 2 of the bulbs and add it to the saucepan. Using a handheld immersion blender, blend until smooth. Place over high heat, stir in the sour cream and cook for 2 minutes. Squeeze the remaining garlic from the skin and stir through the soup. Garnish with fresh cracked pepper to serve.