Raise the Root
A spiced parsnip salad stands up to meaty mains
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We’re sweet on parsnips. The creamier cousin of the carrot stands up to a boatload of spice in this winter salad developed by our Test Kitchen. A coating of roasted cumin and fennel seeds, a garlic-and-salt paste, lemon juice and red pepper flakes give the thinly sliced roots enough flavor to balance a meaty main or simple scrambled eggs. Add mustard greens or arugula to make the dish an even heartier side. Either way, we think you’ll be smitten with this salad too.
Spiced Parsnip Salad
Yield: 4 servings
Cook Time: N/A (4 hours to marinate)
1 tablespoon cumin seeds
1 tablespoon fennel seeds
1 pound parsnips, peeled
1 garlic clove
1¼ teaspoons kosher salt, divided
¼ cup fresh lemon juice, plus extra for seasoning
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
½ cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, roughly chopped