Salsify Soup

The salsify root has a faint oyster taste and looks a bit like an elongated turnip.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 5 medium salsify roots
  • 1⁄2 of a lemon
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt and 1⁄2 tsp. white pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh chives


  • Peel and thinly slice the salsify. Place it in a soup pot and cover with cold water. Squeeze the lemon and add the juice to the pot. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Purée the mixture in a blender or food processor. Transfer the purée to the soup pot and add the milk gradually, until the desired consistency is achieved. Bring almost to a boil, then stir in the salt and white pepper to taste. Reheat thoroughly, but gently. Chop the chives to use as a garnish for each individual serving.