Turnip and Feta Soup

I had a turnip (I should really say neep and not turnip, how very unscottish of me!) to use and thought, what will I do with it?

Turnip and Feta Soup

I red onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 large carrot, chopped
1 large turnip, chopped
1/2 red chilli, deseed and finely chopped
fresh coriander, chopped
1/2 tbsp olive oil
3 pints vegetable stock
feta cheese for garnish
salt and pepper

  1. Fry the onion, garlic and chilli in the olive oil until translucent.
  2. Add the turnip and carrot and cook for a few minutes.
  3. Add the stock and cook gently for a further 30 minutes.
  4. Blend the soup and add the coriander, salt and pepper.
  5. Serve topped with feta cheese.

This soup is earthy, but with a slightly sweet flavour which contrasts beautifully with the salty feta. I didn't have fresh chilli or coriander, so I used dried. I'm sure it would taste much better with fresh chilli and coriander and look prettier too, but it was very tasty!

It was just what I needed as a have a stinking cold just now!

If you want another good soup recipe, head over to The Great Big Vegetable Challenge for their Cress and Potato Soup .


  1. Looks good to me just the way it is. I love soup! A cold! It is Springtime girl, take good care of yourself. Soup is good for ya!
    Hope you feel better soon!

  2. Thanks Deb, I think the cold is down to the damp weather! Can you send some of your sun this way please!

  3. I just said too my wife last week that i think soup is one of my favourite things. This soup sounds very interesting. I'm not a big fan of feta cheese though. Do you think it would work with another cheese?

  4. Hi Anon,
    Why not try grating some parmesan over the soup or a really good strong cheddar. Although the soup is lovely and hearty on it's own, just served with some crusty bread!


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