Slow Cooker Cumin, Parsnip and Apple Soup

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

Slow cooker cumin, parsnip and apple soup
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
3 hr
Total Time
3 hr 5 mins
Course: Soup
Author: bakingqueen74
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 5 medium parsnips peeled and chopped
  • 1 large Bramley cooking apple peeled, cored and chopped
  • 2 vegetable stock pots (or stock cubes)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1.5 litre approx boiling water from the kettle
  1. 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.


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Cathy @ Planet Veggie

I love parsnip soup (it’s the only way I can eat parsnips). I usually put chili powder in mine, but I’m going to give cumin a go.

Helen at Casa Costello

Mmm I bet this tasted wonderfully comforting – Cumin is so underused in cooking. Thanks so much for the mention – some great soups here x

Johanna @ Green Gourmet Giraffe

apple and parsnip is a lovely autumnal soup – I love using up whatever is about in soups because it is just more flavour!


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!

Ceri @Natural Kitchen Adventures

I don’t use my slow cooker enough, so simple yet so delicious! I personally love celeriac and apple as a combo, but since I love parsnip then I’m sure I’d love this too!


That’s an interesting combo! I need to make more soups in my slow cooker, and I add cumin to almost every soup I make!


What is a vegetable stock pot?

Urvashi Roe

I have never made anything in a slow cooker. How fabulous that all you do is bung all the ingredients in?!

Angela / Only Crumbs Remain

This sounds so delicious Lucy especially with the addition of the cumin – it must have smelt amazing.
Angela x


I love the addition of apple in this recipe ! I really think it makes it. Great suggestion Lucy.


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