Roasted-Parsnip Soup with Chorizo

You can also skip making soup and just enjoy the roasted parsnips tossed with the chorizo and caper tapenade.

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  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6

Photography: Bryan Gardner

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2016


  • 1 1/2 pounds parsnips (about 7), peeled and cut into 1-inch lengths
  • 1 medium onion (8 ounces), cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 ounces Spanish chorizo, very thinly sliced (2/3 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, very thinly sliced (1 tablespoon), plus 1 clove, minced (1 teaspoon)
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • Caper Tapenade, for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Toss parsnips and onion with 2 tablespoons oil. Season with salt. Spread in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast 15 minutes. Flip; roast until golden brown and tender, about 20 minutes more.

  2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet over medium-high, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Add chorizo and cook, turning, until crisp and golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a small plate. Reduce heat to medium and add sliced garlic; cook until just golden, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Transfer to plate with chorizo; reserve oil in skillet.

  3. Transfer roasted vegetables to a medium saucepan; add broth, 1/2 cup water, and minced garlic. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook, partially covered, until vegetables are very soft, about 10 minutes. Working in batches, blend until smooth (if necessary, thin with up to 1/4 cup water total). Season with salt and pepper. Just before serving, heat soup through in saucepan over medium-high. Serve, topping each bowl with a few pieces of chorizo and cooked garlic, a spoonful of caper tapenade, and a drizzle of reserved chorizo oil.


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