Gingered Parsnip & Leek Soup Recipe

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Gingered Parsnip & Leek Soup
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  1. Leeks have a good amount of sand trapped between the layers in both the white and green parts. Be sure to soak, rinse and clean well so as not to spoil the final results.
  2. Add olive oil, sliced leeks and ginger to a large sauce pan over medium heat. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes until the leeks begin to soften and the ginger becomes fragrant.
  3. Peel and slice the parsnips into 1/4 inch thick disks. If the vegetables are large, cut in half lengthwise before slicing. Add the sliced parsnips to the pot and cook an additional 7 to 8 minutes. Should the pan get dry, add 2 to 3 tablespoons of the vegetable broth to keep the pan from scorching.
  4. Add the vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and add the white wine. Cook for 20 minutes uncovered. When done the vegetables should be soft and tender.
  5. Place the soup in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. (I use an immersion blender for this step.) Season with white pepper and salt to taste.
  6. Ladle into bowls and garnish with a small dollop of yogurt (or for a more elegant presentation you can thin the yogurt and make swirls or a web pattern) and a small sprinkle of smoked paprika.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 445.84 Kcal (1867 kJ)
Calories from fat 98.19 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.91g 17%
Cholesterol 3.69mg 1%
Sodium 1925.51mg 80%
Potassium 1118.12mg 24%
Total Carbs 69.08g 23%
Sugars 15.39g 62%
Dietary Fiber 9.85g 39%
Protein 9.55g 19%
Vitamin C 31.2mg 52%
Iron 5.8mg 32%
Calcium 127.5mg 13%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 73.78 Kcal (309 kJ)
Calories from fat 16.25 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.81g 17%
Cholesterol 0.61mg 1%
Sodium 318.63mg 80%
Potassium 185.02mg 24%
Total Carbs 11.43g 23%
Sugars 2.55g 62%
Dietary Fiber 1.63g 39%
Protein 1.58g 19%
Vitamin C 5.2mg 52%
Iron 1mg 32%
Calcium 21.1mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 9
  • 10

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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