Parsnip Fries w/ Cilantro Lime Aioli (Whole30)
Parsnips are HANDS DOWN the most underrated root vegetable! They are sweet yet a tad bitter and have the perfect crunch. They are delish cooked and/or raw! They are high in vitamins and minerals, especially potassium. They also contains antioxidants and both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber sooooo there is that too! Okay, enough of the nerdy foodie talk. You get the point! They are fabulous tasting and great for you...so let's make some!!!
Serving size: 4, as a side
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
- 4-5 medium size parsnips
- Avocado oil spray (Chosen Foods)
- 1/2 tbsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tbsp. mustard powder
- 1/2 tbsp. paprika
- Fresh cilantro for garnish, roughly chopped
- Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
- Wash and prep parsnips. Cut them in half and then cut the halves into small fries, length wise.
- Lay raw parsnip fries out of a baking sheet covered in parchment paper. Spray with avocado oil spray until evenly coated.
- Season evenly with garlic powder, mustard powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Give it a good tossing with your hands to make sure the parsnips are evenly coated with the oil and seasonings.
- Place in pre-heated oven and cook for 25 minutes. Check half way through and give them a good tossing.
- Once they are tender, turn oven to broil and broil on HIGH for 3-5 minutes. This will give them the little crunch and browning they need! Make sure you watch them to avoid burning!
- Leave on parchment paper to serve and top with fresh chopped cilantro.
Cilantro Lime Aioli
Serving size: 4
Prep time: 2 minutes
Cook time: 1 minute
Total time: 3 minutes
- 1/2 cup (my homemade mayo or Primal Kitchen brand)
- 1/2 cup, loosely packed, fresh cilantro
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- Place mayo In a wide mouthed mason jar or similar jar for blending.
- Add cilantro, lime juice and a pinch of salt and pepper.
- Using an emulsion blender, blend all ingredients together until cilantro is well chopped and blended with the other ingredients.
- Place in a dipping bowl with your parsnip fries and go to town!!!
Peace and Clean Eats,