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Warm up with this light yet comforting Ontario Pear and Parsnip soup! Leeks, onions, and nutmeg make a savoury base while parsnips and pear add a sweet/savoury flourish to complement!

4-6 servings

Ontario Pear and Parsnip Soup
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Ingredients

  • 3 2/3 cups (900 mL) low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 Ontario Onion, chopped
  • 2 Ontario Leeks (white part only) chopped
  • 3 large Ontario Parsnips, peeled and chopped (about 1½ lbs/750 g)
  • 4 firm, ripe Ontario Pears, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1½ cups (375 mL) approx. light cream or milk or extra broth
  • ¼ tsp (2.5 mL) nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper
  • Garnish: chopped fresh chives or parsley and nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Place broth, onion, leek, parsnips and pears in large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer covered for 25 to 30 minutes or until vegetables are soft.
  2. Blend with an immersion blender or in blender until smooth.
  3. Stir in cream, (adding more if necessary to thin soup) ¼ tsp (2 mL) nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve garnished with chives or parsley and additional nutmeg if desired.

Notes

Nutrients per serving (1/4 recipe): 240 calories, 7 g total fat, 353 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrates, 7 g fibre, 9 g protein. Excellent source of folate. Good source of vitamin C, calcium and magnesium.

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