checked header

checked header

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Parsnip and Leek Soup ~ 5-2 Diet


Delicious Parsnip and Leek soup that is tasty filling and very low fat. It is perfect as part of the 5-2 diet.

Serves 2
Ingredients:

100 g parsnips peeled and diced
1 small carrot peeled and diced
1 small potato peeled and diced
100 g leek washed and finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon light olive oil
500 ml water

Method:

1. Place the parsnips, carrots and potatoes in a microwaveable dish with a cover. Add 250 ml water and cook the vegetables for 10 minutes on high or until vegetables are fully cooked.
2. In a pan add the olive oil and place the pan on a medium heat.When the oil is hot, add the leeks and saute them for 2-3 minutes.
3. Add the pre cooked vegetables to the pan and season with salt and pepper. Bring the soup to a low simmer for 2-3 minutes
4. Transfer the soup to a blender jug and blend the soup to a coarse texture.(You can blend it smooth if you prefer)
5. Transfer the soup back to the saucepan and add an additional 250 ml water and bring it to a simmer again.
6. Turn off heat and adjust seasoning if desired.
Transfer to a serving bowl and serve hot.

This soup can be part of the 5- 2 diet, its is approximately 150 calories per serving ( 1 bowl of soup)
NB-Bread roll not included in calorie count.

Calories per serving
Carbs
Fat
Protein
Sodium
Sugar
150
29
3
3
1195
4

























Submitting to:
Javelin Warriors Cook in w/luv
No Croutons event by Jac of Tinned Tomatoes Guest hosted by Lisa's Kitchen
In my veg box ~Potatoes event by citrusspiceuk guest hosted by Give me some spice



65 comments:

  1. Interesting receipe Nayna! Love your site! Thanks for sharing :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Joan for the lovely compliment.Please do visit again.

      Delete
  2. Carrots, parsnips, potatoes...what's not to love? Fabulous recipe!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Peggy Its healthy low fat but really delicious.

      Delete
  3. This looks like such an easy and simple meal to make!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hayley it took me max 15 minutes to make this soup its perfect for a quick light lunch.

      Delete
  4. Never had parsnip soup, must try this recipe.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Mayuri, Thanks for dropping by. I love all the recipes you have been sending to my events.

      Delete
  5. wow very flavorful and comforting soup :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. wow....very healthy n delicious soup....

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love the look of the texture of this soup, we eat a lot of home made soup here.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I prefer soup with "bits" but my kids like it smooth.

      Delete
  8. Oooh this looks nice! I really love leeks :) xx

    ReplyDelete
  9. This soup recipe sounds delish! We got quite a bit of parsnips in our last farm coop box. Will have to give it a try! Thanks, Wendy

    ReplyDelete
  10. Looks good! I'm always on the hunt for Meatless Monday recipes, so thank you for sharing this one.

    ReplyDelete
  11. This looks good. I'm always on the lookout for Meatless Monday recipes, so thank you for sharing this one!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lauren the whole blog is vegetarian so I am sure you will find many recipes for your meatless Mondays.

      Delete
  12. this sounds fantastic, can't weight to try make some

    ReplyDelete
  13. Such a simple recipe, yet this soup is delicious. I didn't realize how few calories it contained. Visiting from UBC. http://bit.ly/JBC6am

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Francene its not only low in calories but filling too.

      Delete
  14. I love this soup, Im a big sup fan in general, my all time favorite being pumpkin soup. Theres something so comforting in soup that you cant get from any other food group in my opinion.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes I love soup too its one recipe that I always look to when I am short on time or want a speedy but filling nad healthy lunch.

      Delete
  15. good soup, it will be perfect for the weather.

    ReplyDelete
  16. good soup, It will be perfect for the weather.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love both parsnips and leeks, so this is a definite winner with me, I will have to give this a go.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Erika I hope you like it its so easy to make.

      Delete
  18. This soups looks delicious, I love carrots and parsnips. Love your bowl too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Tina thanks another prop find that I have treasured.:)

      Delete
  19. I love this healthy soup. You have made it look even more delicious by serving it in the pretty soup bowl. As the soup is low calorie - it is perfect for people who wish to enjoy food whilst counting calories.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Mina I too love this set of soup bowl and plate.

      Delete
  20. Definitely my type of soup, I'm so into leeks at the moment and will be keeping this recipe bookmarked thanks x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sharon I hope you enjoy making and eating it.

      Delete
  21. This sounds really healthy and filling, Has it got a slight sweetness?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You will a little sweetness from the carrot but its very subtle.

      Delete
  22. Oh my it looks rather tasty. I love soup and tend to make in batches to I can store some in the fridge. Keen to try this recipe.

    CYCLING IN LONDON

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Bianca it freezes really well so it would be perfect to make a large batch by doubling the recipe.

      Delete
  23. This looks great! Healthy, quick and easy to make! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Nate I hope you have chance to make it.

      Delete
  24. Yummy!!!! Great for this cold day.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Looks gorgeous - a perfect winter warmer!

    ReplyDelete
  26. I'm on a soup diet at the moment so this comes at just the right time… only 150 calories!!! yay!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thats the best bit ian its tasty and healthy too.

      Delete
  27. This looks like a delicious really hearty soup. GG

    ReplyDelete
  28. I love the use of leeks and parsnips and it's marvelous how simple yet hearty this soup can be. This would definitely help warm things up in the cold of winter...

    ReplyDelete
  29. I love parsnips!!! I'll have to try this soup. I usually like to roast mine with some other root veggies in olive oil and salt and pepper. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Do you know, I've never had a go at making my own soup as I always thought it would be hard. This seems simple and sounds delicious, I might have to try it!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Sounds yummy! i love potato and leek - but this combination sounds even better! Maybe I'll have make it my slow cooker soup next week!

    ReplyDelete
  32. I wouldn't mind now a comforting bowl of your soup! Looks delicious :)

    ReplyDelete
  33. I have a thing for parsnips, LOVE them. Our family of 6 is divided, half love them and half hate them!

    ReplyDelete
  34. This looks great and not a combination I've tried on my Sunday soup! I shall pin for the future. :)

    ReplyDelete
  35. Perfect for a chilly night like tonight.
    Janie x

    ReplyDelete
  36. I'm not a lover of leeks but this looks nice, I'm considering starting the 5:2 maybe a good a start for me :)

    BlogClub x

    ReplyDelete
  37. my sisters just done the soup diet and this sounds just what she would like x

    ReplyDelete
  38. this looks great I love parsnips

    ReplyDelete
  39. I just happen to have some leeks and parsnips to use up!

    ReplyDelete
  40. Looks like a great winter soup.

    ReplyDelete
  41. I'm going to try this, I've made parsnip and apple soup but not parsnip and leek.

    ReplyDelete

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to motivate.”
Thankyou for taking the time to post "that kind word" , its very inspiring.If you enjoyed your visit and would like regular updates please take a moment to join via google connent widget in the side bar.

If you leave a question that needs answering please make sure your profile has an email ID enabled so I can reply to it.
Please do not leave your site URL in comment section.Please note any spam comment using this space as free advertising will be PROMPTLY deleted.

Related Posts with Thumbnails