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March 25, 2021

Garlic Parsnip Fries with Creamy Vegan Avocado Dip

Garlic Parsnip Fries with Creamy Vegan Avocado Dip are an incredibly tasty side or snack. Crisp fries pair perfectly with creamy avocado dip.

Garlic Parsnip Fries with Creamy Vegan Avocado Dip

Fries!! Gotta love 'em. They're crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Normally they're covered in salt and paired with a tasty dipping sauce.

Fries don't have to be unhealthy if you omit the not-so-healthy ingredients. There's no need to fry fries in oil - they turn out just as tasty if they aren't fried. I guess you could argue that they aren't fries anymore, but with these Garlic Parsnip Fries you won't be worrying about whether or not they're fries, you'll just be eating them!

Parsnips are such an incredible veggie. They are a root vegetable, in the carrot and parsley family, and they pack a nutritional punch with tons of vitamin C and fiber. But the real kicker is that they are SO tasty. They've got a subtle sweetness and a deep earthy flavor. Parsnips make such tasty fries!

And did I mention the avocado dip?! It's like guacamole but thicker and creamier. The garlicky flavor from the parsnip fries works so well with the rich, creaminess of the dip. YUM.

Garlic Parsnip Fries with Creamy Vegan Avocado Dip

Recipe Features

  • Dietary needs — these Garlic Parsnip Fries are oil-free, dairy-free, plant-based, gluten-free, and sugar-free
  • Perfect side or snack — these fries are quick and easy to make and can be served as part of a meal or eaten alone as a snack
  • Healthy fries — these fries are baked, not fried, and they use parsnips, which have a wider variety of nutrients than white potatoes

Garlic Parsnip Fries with Creamy Vegan Avocado Dip

Ingredients

Garlic Parsnip Fries

  • Parsnips: Parsnips can vary in size, so I recommend using 4 small parsnips or 2 large parsnips for this recipe.
  • Spices: Garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Parsnips are great on their own but adding some garlic and onion elevates the flavor with some umami.

Avocado Dip

  • Cashews: Any time you want to make a creamy vegan sauce, whip out some cashews. We'll soak the cashews to make them nice and soft, then blend into a thick paste - the perfect sauce base!
  • Avocado: Make sure your avocado is ripe! This recipe is actually perfect for a slightly over-ripe avocado - once it's in the sauce you won't even notice if it's slightly too ripe.
  • White Beans: White beans add some more thickness along with fiber and protein! You won't taste them, yet they elevate the nutritional profile of the dip.
  • Garlic Powder: For some umami flavor!
  • Non-Dairy Milk: To help thin out the dip.
  • Dijon Mustard: For a bit of tang.
  • Lemon Juice: The acid in the lemon juice helps keep the avocado from turning brown. Gotta keep that pretty green color!
  • Salt: To enhance all the flavors in the dip.
  • Cilantro: This dip is pretty thick and heavy - I loved adding cilantro for a burst of freshness.

Garlic Parsnip Fries with Creamy Vegan Avocado Dip

How to make Garlic Parsnip Fries with Creamy Vegan Avocado Dip

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 450. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2. Soak the cashews (for the avocado dip) in boiling water for 30 minutes.

Step 3. Peel the parsnips and slice them into matchsticks. Arrange in a single layer on the baking sheet.

Step 4. Add the garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat.

Step 5. Arrange in a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 40 minutes, or until the parsnips are just starting to brown. Stir at least once. Add a sprinkle of water if the parsnips are starting to burn but aren't yet cooked.

Step 6. Meanwhile, when the cashews are done soaking, add them to a food processor. Blend until the cashews are coarsely ground.

Step 7. Add the remaining avocado dip ingredients. Blend again until the mixture becomes soft and creamy.

Step 8. Serve the parsnip fries with the avocado dip. Sprinkle on some fresh cilantro, if desired. Enjoy!

Garlic Parsnip Fries with Creamy Vegan Avocado Dip

Recipe Prayer

Thank you God for tasty foods that fuel our bodies. Help us to enjoy your creation. Amen.

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Garlic Parsnip Fries with Creamy Vegan Avocado Dip

Garlic Parsnip Fries with Creamy Vegan Avocado Dip are an incredibly tasty side or snack. Crisp fries pair perfectly with creamy avocado dip.

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

4

Prep:

15

min

cook:

40

min

total:

55

min

Ingredients

Garlic Parsnip Fries

  • 2-4 Large Parsnips
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

Avocado Dip

  • 1/2 Cup Cashews
  • 1 Medium Avocado
  • 1/4 Cup White Beans
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Non-Dairy Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Cilantro, plus more for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Soak the cashews in boiling water for 30 minutes.
  3. Peel the parsnips and slice them into matchsticks. Arrange in a single layer on the baking sheet.
  4. Add the garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat.
  5. Arrange in a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 40 minutes, or until the parsnips are just starting to brown. Stir at least once. Add a sprinkle of water if the parsnips are starting to burn but aren't yet cooked.
  6. Meanwhile, when the cashews are done soaking, add them to a food processor. Blend until the cashews are coarsely ground.
  7. Add the remaining avocado dip ingredients. Blend again until the mixture becomes soft and creamy.
  8. Serve the parsnip fries with the avocado dip. Sprinkle on some fresh cilantro, if desired. Enjoy!

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September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography