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Ingredients :

1.6lb / 750g Carrot, scrubbed & diced

9oz / 250g Swede/Turnip, peeled & diced (see notes)

6 cups / 1.5 litres Vegetable Stock, or as needed

3 tbsp Butter

3 cloves of Garlic, finely diced

2 ribs of Celery, finely diced

1 large Onion, finely diced

2 tbsp Olive Oil

1 tsp EACH: Cumin, Ground Coriander

Salt & Black Pepper, to taste

Fresh Thyme, Extra Virgin Olive Oil to serve (see notes)


  1. Roast: On a large baking tray mix carrot & swede with 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp cumin and ground coriander and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Roast in the oven at 200C/390F for 30mins, or until lightly browned and soft.
  2. Base: In a large pot over medium heat melt in 3 tbsp butter. Add celery, onion & garlic and fry until they begin to soften and brown.
  3. Scrape Tray: Add in roasted carrot/swede and add a splash of hot stock to the pan. Use a plastic spatula/turner to scrape off all the flavour and pour into the pot.
  4. Simmer: Pour in 4 cups/1 litre stock (or enough to cover everything) and bring to a simmer. Pop on the lid and leave simmering on low for as long as you have time for (15mins+).
  5. Blitz: Take off lid and use a hand blender to blitz into a soup, pouring in more stock to thin out to preference.
  6. Serve: Season with a hefty pinch of salt and pepper (season well to bring out the best in this simple soup). Serve individual portions with preferred garnish (see notes).

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