Warm Almond, Garlic & Parsnip Soup


Hey friends, we are just checking in quickly from our chaotic life in an apartment filled with moving boxes to share a wonderful little soup recipe with you. It’s a savory, creamy and slightly sweet almond & garlic soup that we top with red grapes. It is kind of inspired by a Spanish White Almond Gazpacho, but our version is served warm and with roasted roots. We wanted it to feel like a thick warm almond milk with lots of flavor. It has quickly become one of our favorite recipes this spring, both as lunch and dinner. And the grapes on top truly adds a nice and fruity twist. If you are having guests over, it could also be really nice as a starter.

We originally created this recipe for the Electrolux Now You’re Cooking Everyday event. You can find the video of our recipe here. A few posts ago we also asked for your best breakfast recipe. The winners were Silvia & Camille with their amazing and simple Rhubarb Parfait. Congratulations! The recipe will be cooked live on the same event tomorrow morning 9.00 CET.

Yep, that was it. Short and sweet. Now we need to get back to unpacking boxes, assembling Ikea closets and putting shelves up on the wall (phew). Much love!

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Warm Almond Soup
Serves 4

300 g parsnip (around 3) or parsley root
1 garlic bulb (10 cloves)
1 large yellow onion
1 tbsp olive oil, extra for serving
125 g / 1 cup almonds, blanched
4 cups boiling water, or more to taste
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar or white wine
2 sprigs fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried thyme, extra some for serving
sea salt and freshly ground pepper
20 organic red grapes, divide and seeds removed

Preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F. Prepare the vegetables, peel parsnip or parsley root, garlic and onion. Cut into large bite-size pieces. Place in a bowl and lightly drizzle with olive oil, toss to cover. Cover a baking sheet with baking paper and arrange the vegetables on it. Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, until tender and lightly browned. Meanwhile blanch the almonds and heat the water in a water boiler. When the vegetables are done, remove from the oven and place in a heat proof blender. Add blanched almonds, hot water, apple cider vinegar, thyme, salt and pepper and blend until completely smooth. Taste and adjust the flavors to your preference. Serve immediately in serving bowls, garnish with a drizzle of olive, thyme and grapes.
PS! We almost forgot… we wanted to let you know that we will be having a Swedish book event at Urban Deli Nytorget on Södermalm in Stockholm, Monday 5th May between 17-19. They will serve a 3-course dinner from the book and we will talk a little bit about the book, ourselves and just hang out with you guys. They will sell the book for a discounted prize and we will of course sign it. If you have already bought the book, you can of course bring it if you want it signed. The dinner is 275 sek and you can book a spot by sending an email to greenkitchenstories@urbandeli.org. We hope to meet some of our Swedish readers there!


  • helen
    i like garlic - but i was wondering how "garlicy" the soup is? - is it then milder threw the roasting? almost sweet??
    • Hi Heken, yes the garlic will get a milder and almost sweet flavor after it is roasted. /David
      • helen
        hi, thanks!! will have to give the soup a go!! (though maybe i may reduce the garlic a bit!!)
  • Wow, this is such a unique combination of flavors! I love creamy soups, so this will definitely go on my to-make list. Almond + garlic + grape sounds odd, but lovely. :)
  • I cannot believe how wonderful your blog is. I just went back to being a vegetarian after a one year lapse, and was looking for a blog with good recipes. Looks like I found it, as your's is awesome :) Bookmarked and you can expect to see me back often :)
  • Susanne
    I'm not a vegetarian but We try to have 1-2 vegetarian dinners a week and your blogg has been very inspiering. I have just made and eaten your fabulous almond and parsnipp soup, I didn'thave grapes but used home made crutons from rye bread, it gave a nice crunch!
  • Hello David & Luise! My husband and I booked a table for your 3 course meal at Urban Deli - so looking forward to it!! I was so inspired by your thumbprint cookies that I blogged about it - you can check it out here: http://shootsandtendrils.blogspot.se/
  • Hi David and Luise, thank you for the compliment ! We're very honored to be part of Now You're Cooking, it's a lovely event, beautifully done. All the best and happy moving! Silvia & Camille
  • This is beautiful and looks delicious! Definitely on my list of recipes to try :)
  • so gorgeous. love how easy this recipe is. i guess i know what i'm making for dinner tonight!
  • This looks wonderful- easy to make, tasty and beautiful!
  • This soup sounds amazing - perfect for the rainy day we're having here!! I feel warm and cozy just looking at those gorgeous photos! :)
  • Thank you so much for this recipe - it looks delish - your pictures are gorgeous too. Bookmarking this for a later date.
  • The photography in this post is stunning! Love the contrast of soup against the dark background. I've got a load of parsnips kicking around at the moment and this seems like another great use for them - today's lunch!
  • By the way, just watched the video. So creative and artistic. Loved it!
  • Seriously, you guys amaze me. I don't think you could have come up with a more original, inspired, yet simple soup. I love parsnips and am jealous they're still in season there! Can't wait to make this though!
  • Mmm...Looks delicious! I love creamy soups and this looks beautiful and simple :) good luck with the unpacking. I totally understand, I moved earlier this year!
  • This soup is a winner, and looks sensational too. May I also congratulate you for your opening line- "hey friends", as I get really tired of reading "guys" as a term of address.
  • Nyomi
    This soup sounds marvellous, can't wait to try it. Wondering if you could give me some tips on how to blanch almonds, or can I just use store brought blanched almonds??
  • These are some of my favorite ingredients but I never thought to put them together in this way. Brilliant idea! Can't wait to give it a try.
  • ines
    Oh my, that looks so delicious. I love almond milk and can only imagine how tasty this is!
  • Ooh, this soup looks fantastic! I love how the almonds have such a substantial presence. What a wonderful recipe!
  • Ahhh! I'm so mad! I had parsnips IN MY HANDS at the store yesterday and I put them back. Thought I had more veg than I could handle for the week. Grrrr. Back to the store I go, this sounds unbelievable.
  • This looks delicious!all of my favorite ingredients in one bowl. Yum!
  • This sounds and looks really delicious. I love almonds, garlic AND parsnips so can't wait to give this a try!
  • We just happened to have SO many overwintered parsnips sitting around and this soup sounds fantastic!
  • Oh you read my mind! Yesterday I made almond lebneh to accompany my cantaloupe and the day before a batch of macaron to take to my aunt (as they are her favorite). Lots of almonds and almond flour in the house, but I love the nuttiness mixed with the sweetness. Thank you for the recipe despite all the craziness that is going on! x
  • I love the idea of a spring soup!Love how easy yet delicious this recipe looks!

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