Healthy soup! Hairy Biker’s Golden Vegetable!

Hello everybody,

I’m lacking in blog posts (SORRY SORRY!) but work has been overwhelming. However, I thought I’d share a recipe that is just so yummy, lovely, tasty, healthy and warming, especially when it’s just so cold. I got this recipe from the Hairy Biker’s (Dieters) new book. It came out really thick and perfect with a buttered roll!


(Serves 6) Ingredients:

  • 1 small butternut squash
  • 4 medium carrots
  • 2 medium parsnips
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp sunflower (or olive oiloil
  • 1L freshly boiled water
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • Black pepper
  • Low-fat natural yoghurt, to serve


  1. Peel the squash, cut it in half, scoop out the pulp and cut into chunks.
  2. Peel the carrots and parsnips and again chop them into chunks.
  3. Chop the onion and garlic.
  4. Heat the oil in a large/deep saucepan and cook the onions and garlic together for 5-10mins until they’re soft and pale.
  5. Add the squash, parsnips and carrots to the party, pour the water in, and crumble the stock cube over the top.
  6. Bring all this loveliness to the boil, and then allow to simmer for approx. 30 minutes until all the vegetables are soft and tender.
  7. Take off the heat, and using a hand-blender, blitz it until smooth (or chunky if that’s how you like it).
  8. Serve into bowls, season with black pepper, and swirl the yoghurt to make it fancy.

9 thoughts on “Healthy soup! Hairy Biker’s Golden Vegetable!

  1. Rosie says:

    This sounds great, but did it say how many calories per serve? I’d love to know if possible please, every calorie counts 🙂

  2. Mamility says:

    Been using a lot of the recipes from that book recently – all of them have been really tasty. Not had a ingle bad one yet 🙂

  3. Sarah208 says:

    Reblogged this on Who Said Students Can't Cook and commented:
    I bought my dad the Hairy Dieters Cook Book for Christmas last year and his partner is currently dieting with slimming world, she tried this recipe, with the addition of chillies and cyan pepper for a spicy hint and my god was it good. SO tasty. Will defiantly be making it in uni!

  4. Maggie says:

    A delicious winter soup and it really does come out that lovely colour if it is blended. I squeezed in the juice of an orange, which, I think, made it even better.

    • Catherine says:

      Agree – I used a squeeze of lemon just to take down the sweetness a notch. A great success at my work fundraiser today. A really good value, simple to make, tasty soup.

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