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Roasted Parsnip and Orange Salad [vegan] [gluten free]

Roasted Parsnip and Orange Salad [vegan] [gluten free]

Served warm with a generous drizzle of creamy tahini dressing, crunchy pecans and freshly chopped parsley, this Roasted Parsnip and Orange Salad makes a delicious appetizer, lunch or light dinner.
5 from 1 vote
DieTARY CHOICEDairy-Free Recipes, Egg-Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Recipes, High Fibre Recipes, Soya-Free Recipes, Vegan Recipes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Appetizers & Starters, Salads
Cuisine English
Servings 4 people
Calories 315 kcal

Equipment

  • baking tray
  • bowl

Ingredients
 
 

  • 600 g parsnips
  • olive oil
  • 3 fresh sprigs of thyme
  • 75 g pecan nuts
  • 1 orange either blood orange or regular orange

FOR THE TAHINI DRESSING:

  • 1 Tbsp tahini
  • 5 Tbsp dairy-free yoghurt
  • 1 garlic clove grated
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2-3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup or agave syrup or honey if vegetarian

TO SERVE:

  • handful of freshly chopped parsley

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6.
  • Peel parsnips and cut into long sticks. Spread the parsnip sticks and thyme sprigs on a baking tray. Drizzle with some olive oil. Cook for 20mins, then add the pecan nuts to the tray and carry on cooking for another 8-10mins until parsnip is golden.
  • In the meantime make the tahini dressing by mixing together tahini, yoghurt, garlic, ground cumin, cinnamon, lemon juice, water, maple syrup, salt and pepper. Adjust seasoning and thickness to suit your own taste.
  • Peel the orange. Slice and cut into small chunks.
  • Once the parnsips are cooked, toss in the orange chunks and freshly chopped parsley.
  • Serve the salad straight away so it can be eaten warm with a generous drizzle of tahini dressing on top.

Nutrition

Serving: 200gCalories: 315kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 6gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 30mgPotassium: 792mgFiber: 10gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 155IUVitamin C: 48mgCalcium: 134mgIron: 2mg
Keyword gluten free, orange, parsnip, salad, vegan
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