Turnip soup


Easy, can take around 30-40 minutes


  • Turnips (2-3) peeled and diced into cubes
  • meatballs (will post a recipe soon- or feel free to use your own recipe)
  • mixed spices (will post a recipe soon)
  • salt and pepper
  • rice flour
  • lemon juice (or half a fresh lemon)
  • 1 onion, diced


  1. Fry the diced onion in a little oil in a pan
  2. Once the onion becomes yellowish-brown, add 1-2tbsps of the mixed spices (1tbsp for around 2-3 people or 2tbsp if making a larger quantity)
  3. Allow the spices to mix in with the onion and then add boiling water (around 1litre but again you can add more for larger quantities)
  4. Add a little salt and pepper to taste
  5. Now throw in the meatballs and let them cook in the soup
  6. In a separate cup, add around 2tbsp of rice flour and a little boiling water and mix till it forms a smooth paste
  7. After around 15 minutes, add the rice flour water mix into the soup and stir in well to allow the soup to thicken
  8. Now throw in the turnips and allow them to cook till soft (this will take around 10-15minutes)
  9. Throw in a little lemon juice (around 1tsp) or use the juice of half a lemon. Taste the soup at this point and season more if required.
  10. Taste one of the meatballs to make sure its cooked through and serve in a bowl, ready to eat!

Additional notes

If you don’t use turnips very frequently, a good idea is to buy a bunch, peel them and cut them into cubes then freeze them in freezer bags. They can stay in the freezer for around 2 months absolutely fine! Simply chuck a few of them into the soup whenever you make it and keep the rest in the freezer for another day.

For a vegetarian alternative, you can replace the meatballs with Quorn meatballs or omit altogether and replace with either more turnips or other vegetables such as cauliflower.


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