Root Vegetable Shavings Soup
25 MIN
10 MIN

Root Vegetable Shavings Soup


  • 3 parsnips, peeled
  • 3 carrots, peeled
  • 6 cups (1.5 litres) chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup (75 ml) soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) chopped fresh ginger
  • Tabasco sauce, to taste
  • 1 onion, cut into thin strips
  • 2 green onions, sliced on the bias
  • Fresh cilantro leaves
  • Lime wedges


  1. With a vegetable peeler, peel the parsnips and carrots down to the core to obtain about 750 ml (3 cups) of shavings of each.
  2. In a saucepan, bring the broth, soy sauce, garlic, ginger and Tabasco sauce to a boil. Add the onion and shavings. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Pour the hot soup into 4 warm bowls. Garnish with green onion and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.