Gingery Parsnip Fries

Potassium- and fiber-rich parsnips are good for your digestion and your immune system. Try them with ginger in this finger-licking side dish.

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  • 2 parsnips, peeled and trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and grated
  • 1 knob of ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons coriander
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • splash of coconut milk or water
  • sprinkle of salt and pepper
  • parsley for garnish (optional)


  1. Chop the parsnips into french fry shapes.
  2. Add olive oil to a pan on medium heat and sauté onion for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add grated ginger and garlic and sauté 5 more minutes, stirring often.
  4. Turn up the heat a little and pan roast the rest of the ingredients (except coconut milk, salt and pepper, and parsley) for about 15 minutes, until parsnips are tender. Stir often and use a splash of the liquid to loosen any burnt pieces in the pan.
  5. Season with salt and pepper lightly and garnish with parsley.
  6. Enjoy!