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Here at Secretts we grow a variety of Parsnip called  Javelin. It is a British-bred champion that boasts an impressive arsenal of long, slender roots prized for their delicious flavour.  With its canker-resistant superpowers and bountiful yields, this veggie hero is not just any ordinary parsnip – it’s a vitamin C and folate powerhouse in disguise.

It’s cream-coloured skin is not only visually stunning but also serves as the perfect armour for roasting adventures (just scrub well before using).

Here are 10 creative ideas for cooking with parsnips:

  1. Roasted parsnip fries: Slice parsnips into thin strips, toss with olive oil, salt, and herbs, then roast until crispy for a healthier alternative to traditional fries.
  2. Parsnip mash: Boil parsnips until tender, then mash them with butter, cream, and seasonings for a flavorful twist on mashed potatoes.
  3. Honey-glazed parsnips: Roast parsnips with a honey glaze made from honey, butter, and a touch of cinnamon for a sweet and savory side dish.
  4. Parsnip soup: Blend cooked parsnips with broth, onions, and garlic for a creamy and comforting soup perfect for chilly days.
  5. Parsnip and apple salad: Shred raw parsnips and apples, then toss with a dressing made from lemon juice, olive oil, and Dijon mustard for a refreshing salad.
  6. Parsnip puree: Cook parsnips until very soft, then blend them with a splash of cream for a silky smooth puree to accompany roasted meats.
  7. Parsnip and carrot slaw: Julienne parsnips and carrots, then toss with a dressing of Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and honey for a crunchy and tangy slaw.
  8. Parsnip and sage risotto: Stir cooked parsnips and fresh sage into creamy risotto for a hearty and satisfying meal.
  9. Parsnip and chickpea curry: Simmer parsnips and chickpeas in a fragrant curry sauce made with coconut milk, tomatoes, and spices for a satisfying vegetarian dish.
  10. Parsnip, Rosemary, Pistachio & Almond Cake – a Secretts favourite please scroll down for recipe. To download a print friendly kitchen copy click here.