Parsnip with Lime and Coriander 🌿

For those who love a rice-like dish, this recipe will liven up your taste buds…

Parsnips are a sweet, juicy root vegetable

Parsnips are a sweet, juicy root vegetable

Parsnips are closely related to other root vegetables like carrots and parsley root, they are very nutritious and are associated with many health benefits. Parsnips are rich in potassium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, iron and dietary fiber.

For raw vegans, this recipe is a handy substitute for rice or couscous and a great way to add more vegetables to your diet.

You will need:

2-3 parsnip

1 habanero pepper, diced

1/4 tsp salt

2 scallions, diced

1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro or 2-3 drops DoTerra coriander essential oil

3 tbsp fresh lime juice, or 2-3 drops DoTerra lime essential oil (use some of the zest if you want a dominant lime flavour)

To start, you wash the parsnips, peel and slice off the ends. Cut into chunks, place and pulse in a food processor. You only need a to pulse for 30-60 seconds before the mixture starts looking like rice or couscous, but be careful not to over process. That’s the main part done.

Next you want to give it some flavour. In a glass or ceramic bowl (not plastic), add the lime and other ingredients and mix together. Add in the parsnip and toss together to combine thoroughly.

Variations: You can use jicama in place of parsnip. You could add dried coconut, to make lime coconut rice.

Tip: You can use a box grater if you don’t have a food processor. Avoid using wild parsnips.

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