You've probably already read my Parsnip rant from the other day, so for this post I'll save you the details, and just say "I DID IT!" The best raw vegan Mashed Parsnips EVER! I'm not even joking - there's no part of me that is going to miss Mashed Potatoes this year because I've found my secret weapon to fight the cravings. Of course, it's only replacing starch with more starch, but my sensitive tummy will thank me in the end for not caving to the cooked food that still taunts me.
If you're looking for an alternative to Mashed Potatoes this Holiday season, then I hope you'll give this one a try. Parsnips alone are such an amazing vegetable, and I couldn't be happier to keep them on my menu this year. To me this is Comfort Food in it's finest form, don't be fooled with the Raw Vegan title, there is NO sacrifice here - this dish is so darn satisfying.
Raw Vegan (and WARM)
Holiday Mashed Parsnips with Corn, Fresh Scallion and Parsley
1 & 1/2 c Parsnip - shredded and packed
1 c Cashews (soaked in warm water for 4 -6 hours)
2 tsp Lemon Juice
1/2 tsp Salt (or to taste)
1/2 tsp Nutritional yeast
Lemon Pepper//or//Fresh Cracked Pepper to taste
1/2 tsp Garlic Granules//or//fresh Garlic to taste (this is totally optional)
--- In Food Processor puree the above ingredients until they become a paste. You may need to scrape down the sides of your food processor once or twice.
Add the following to your above puree/paste:
3 Tbsp Walnut Oil//or//Canola Oil
Puree again - for roughly 5 minutes until a thick creamy/whip consistency is obtained.
Add 1/4 c Water and Puree 1 to 2 minutes
Add another 1/4 Water and Puree 1 to 2 minutes
Heating & Serving Your Mashed Parsnips
When you are ready to serve this dish, place the Mashed Parsnips in a mixing bowl and combine the following:
2 c fresh//or//frozen Corn
4 or 5 Scallions (Green Onion) finely chopped
Fold the Corn and Scallion into the Mashed Parsnips.
Into a large Shallow Casserole type dish spread your Parsnip mixture, the larger the dish the thinner you can spread your Parsnip Mixture, and the quicker it will heat in your Dehydrator or Conventional Oven.
Garnish your Parsnip mixture with a Handful of fresh minced Flat Leaf Parsley and Chopped Scallion. I also added a bit more salt and Lemon Pepper.
Proceed with the following Heating Method of choice:
Heating/Warming with a Conventional Oven:
Set your Oven to its very lowest heat, leaving the door closed until your Parsnips Mixture has been Assembled ---
Place your Casserole dish into the warm oven - leaving the door cracked open - for up to 1 hour. Remove when warmed through and ready to eat!
Heating/Warming with a Dehydrator:
Assemble Parsnips as noted above in a Casserole dish. Place dish in your warm in Dehydrator for up to 2 hours. When Mashed Parsnips are warmed through remove from Dehydrator and serve immediately!
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