Root vegetables may not be thought of as the best vegetables, but that is just wrong! Root vegetables are beautiful, colorful, and packed full of flavor and nutrients. With most of them being in season until the start of spring, nothing says a winter meal better than a root vegetable meal.
Parsnips are thought to be the cousin of carrots, but in fact, they are their own vegetable. Slightly sweet, nutty, and a big earthy, roasting them really brings out the sweetness and makes for a perfect side dish. You can either cut them lengthwise or into disks, drizzle over olive oil, salt, and pepper, and roast to perfection!
Leek and Turnip Soup
Turnips can be a bit bitter, but when cooked right, they add a great balance to any meal. For this soup, start by sauteing cut leeks in vegan butter or oil. Add in peeled and diced turnips and cook for just a few minutes. Cover everything with broth and simmer until everything is soft. Puree, season, and serve!
If you want a fresher dish for winter, make a grated carrot salad with some fresh lemon juice and green onions and you’re set!