Slow Cooker Cumin, Parsnip and Apple Soup

In a bid to stave off the autumn and winter germs, I am currently packing as many vegetables into our meals as possible. Soup is great for this, I always use up those limp vegetables at the back of the fridge in a big pot of soup that will last the week. Using your slow cooker to make  soup is great as it can still be ready for lunch time and you can even pop out while it is bubbling slowly away.

My slow cooker cumin, parsnip and apple soup was inspired by a parsnip and apple soup I had for lunch recently at Wisley in one of the cafes. It had a delicate sweet flavour. I decided to pep mine up a bit by adding cumin, which goes so well with root vegetables.

Slow Cooker Cumin, Parsnip and Apple Soup from BakingQueen74


  • One medium onion, sliced
  • 5 medium parsnips, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large Bramley cooking apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • Two vegetable stock pots
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1.5 litre approx boiling water from the kettle


Prepare the vegetables and then place all of the ingredients in your slow cooker pot. Cook on high for 3 hours (or on low for 6-8 hours) and then blend using a hand blender before serving.

For more autumnal soup ideas, have a look at these from my food blogging friends:

I’m sending this soup over to Tea Time Treats with Janie from The Hedge Combers (hosting this month) and Karen from Lavender and Lovage. This month the theme is soups, broths and stocks.


I’m also joining in the new linky from Corina from Searching for Spice called Cook Once Eat Twice. Soups are perfect for cooking up and eating over a few days, as we did with this soup.


17 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Cumin, Parsnip and Apple Soup”

  1. Cumin is one of my favourite spices and this soup sounds so tasty. I love my slow cooker at the moment and need to make more soups in it too. Thank you for linking up with Cook Once Eat Twice!

  2. I bet that sweetness shines through Lucy, great recipe. Thanks so much for sharing with the Tea Time Treats linky party, so feel free to come and see what everyone else shared too 🙂
    Janie x

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