Parsnips and celeriac are underrated and forgotten vegetables which is a shame because they are such incredible flavour builders. Besides the flavour parsnip has the perfect texture to create a creamy soup. The amount of starch in parsnips make sure the walnut oil and the other ingredients blend nicely and create a filling soup.
What you need to create this incredible wholesome soup:
Ingredients for the parsnip and celeriac soup:
- shallots or onion
- ground or freshly ground nutmeg
- parmesan rind
- walnut oil
- salt and pepper
- bay leaf oil
- parmesan shavings
You might think toppings on a soup are unnecessary but I promise you they are not. The toppings can lift the flavour of the soup to another level. In the case of this parsnip and celeriac soup, the bay leaf oil gives the soup the punch it needs and makes the flavours lighter in a way. The sweetness of the parsnip can create a faint flavour if it isn’t properly balanced with salt and pepper, the bay leaf also contributes to avoiding a stale flavour palette.