And you should too! Parsnips provide a softly sweet nutty flavour that is delicious both cooked, or eaten raw.
Prepare parsnips as you would a carrot. You can peel them if you prefer to, or you can leave the skin on after giving them a good scrub. Trim the ends, anbd leave whole, dice, slice or grate! Parsnips can be enjoyed raw too!
Using a vegetable peeler, creat thin ribbons and add them to a salad, topped with walnuts and a hint of maple!
Parsnip Pro Tip: Parsnips will go mushy if cooked too long, so we advise cooking them until just tender unless you plan to purée them. They are a delicious addition to mashed potatoes!
Why do my parsnips discolour?
Like potatoes, parsnips will brown after they have been cut, peeled or exposed to the air for too long.
If you are preparing parsnips ahead of time, place them in water after peeling or sprinkle them with water and a few drops of lemon juice to keep them from discolouring.