Friday, July 11, 2014

Spiced Parsnips and Carrots

So  easy and so healthy! Roasting Carrots and Parsnips in the  oven turns them a beautiful color and they are tender and sweet  and crispy. By adding paprika and cayenne you  get nicely spiced  veggies that would  be a great alternative to fries to  go with a burger or  delicious blackened salmon.                                  

Ingredients: 

6 carrots peeled
2 large Parsnips  peeled
1 tablespoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
1 pinch of salt 
1/3 cup  Olive oil

Directions: 

Preheat oven to 400°F. 
Peel the carrots and parsnips and cut in  halve lengthwise. (If carrots are small and slender, leave them whole. If parsnips are large, quarter them lengthwise. Place  them on a baking sheet  in a single layer close together.
In a glass measuring cup add the  olive oil, paprika, cayenne, salt , mix together and drizzle over the vegetables and place in the oven for about 20 min. then take them out and flip them over to make sure  all sides get golden and place back in the oven   for about 10  more min.  Remove from oven and place on a platter, sprinkle with parsley and serve . 4 serving