ROASTED CARROTS AND PARSNIPS WITH VERDE SAUCE
IngredientsServes 6 to 8
5 small parsnips, scrubbed, but not peeled
10 small carrots, peeled
2 tbsp (30 ml) olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste
½ jalapeño, to taste
½ green pepper
1 bunch cilantro, leaves only
4 sprigs mint, leaves only
2 garlic cloves
1 cup (250 ml) vegan sour cream (Available at specialty grocery stores)
½ lime, juice and zest only
¼ cup (60 ml) pumpkin seeds, toasted
- Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C).
- If parsnips are large, cut in half lengthwise. Place parsnips and carrots on a large baking sheet, dress with oil and season with salt. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until soft and golden brown.
- To make Verde Sauce, place jalapeño and green pepper on a separate baking sheet and bake alongside the parsnips and carrots for 15 minutes. In a blender, add cilantro, mint, garlic, sour cream, lime juice, lime zest and cooked peppers. Blend on high for a couple minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve roasted carrots and parsnips on a platter with sauce on side or drizzled over. Garnish with pumpkin seeds.