These flavorful baked parsnips are a perfect side to your entree. Seasoned with garlic and turmeric, sprinkled with cheese and baked to crisp, you wouldn’t know how nutritious they are by how good they taste.
Good morning friends! How was your weekend? Over here, it was just what I needed. Lots of lounging with my feet up, and catching up on reading and blogging related tasks. We enjoyed the white blanket outside and Tater thoroughly enjoyed her first snow!
It’s been a little while since I’ve shared a recipe on the blog, and I’m psyched to share my first recipe of 2017. This roasted parsnip recipe is absolutely delicious and so so easy.
I developed a love for roasted parsnips during grad school. Prior to that, I don’t recall ever having them, or at least ever buying or proactively choosing to have them. I’d just pass by them in the produce aisle and not give them a second thought. Danggg, I was missing out. I love the guys now, especially when they are roasted.
Fun Facts About Parsnips:
They are a root vegetable in the carrot family, but are slightly sweeter than carrots
They are high in fiber, Vitamin C, B Vitamins, manganese, magnesium potassium and calcium
Research has shown that they have anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-cancer properties
Do I need to remind you of the health benefits of turmeric? Turmeric also has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. There is also some ongoing research about turmeric affecting the brain and having a positive effect on neurochemical reactions.
You guysss…these are addicting. And when I say addicting, I mean I couldn’t stop myself from eating them during the recipe shoot.
Roasted Turmeric Parsnip Fries
- 3-4 large parsnips
- ¼ cup avocado oil
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp turmeric
- sea salt, to taste
- 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Slice parsnips in even slices and toss in small bowl with avocado oil. Add garlic and turmeric.
Transfer parsnips to baking sheet. Sprinkle with sea salt and parmesan cheese and bake for 15 minutes.
Take baking sheet out and carefully flip parsnips with a spatula. Sprinkle with more parmesan cheese. Return to oven and bake for 15 more minutes, until parsnips are evenly browned.
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Like turmeric? You may like these turmeric zucchini salmon patties!
What are your go to spices and seasonings?
Are you a parsnips fan?