Recipe: Moroccan-Spiced Parsnip Fries with Creamy Lemon Dip

Avatar photo Staff December 20, 2017

Looking for something a little different to serve at your next party? Parsnips have the crunch of a carrot, but with a flavor that will remind you of cinnamon or nuts. Add some exotic Moroccan flavors and cool, lemony dip and you’ll have a favorite!


Creamy Lemon Dip
7 oz. firm tofu, crumbled
1/4 cup water
Zest of 1 lemon
3 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. garlic powder or 1/2 garlic clove, minced

Moroccan-Spiced Parsnip Fries
3 lbs. parsnips, peeled and cut into 2 1/2 x 1/2 in strips
3 Tbsp. grapeseed oil
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp . chili flakes, or more to taste
1/4 tsp. dried ground ginger
1/4 tsp. ground pepper

To prepare the Creamy Lemon Dip, add all ingredients to blender or food processor. Purée until smooth and creamy. Thin with additional water if desired, 1 Tbsp. at a time, to achieve thinner dip. Transfer to serving bowl, cover, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 2 days.

To prepare the Moroccan Spiced Parsnip Fries, preheat oven to 450 F. On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss parsnips with remaining ingredients until evenly coated. Spread in a single layer. Roast for 10 minutes. Stir with flat spatula. Roast for additional 10 to 15 minutes, until tender and crisp, keeping an eye out for burning. Serve immediately with Creamy Lemon Dip.

Serves 6.

From Roots to Relishalive #385, November 2014