Swedes are the small turnips often with a purple top. You can find them in independent greengrocer shops.

Creamy Swede Soup
Creamy Swede Soup


Heat the oil and fry the white onions for around 5 minutes until softened. Add the sliced swedes and fry for another 3 minutes.

Add the bouillon, honey, bay leaves and chilli flakes to taste. Bring to the boil and cook for 20 minutes until the swedes are soft. Puree using a blender. Leave to cool slightly.
Add the single cream and blend to a smooth soup. Leave on a low heat to keep warm.

Heat the rest of the oil and fry the red onions until crispy.

Serve the soup with the crispy onions on top.




  • 1 (white) onion, sliced
  • 1 red onion, halved and sliced
  • 150 ml single cream
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 600 g swedes, peeled and sliced
  • 750 ml bouillon
  • Chilli Flakes