You know we love good mashed potatoes. You also know we recently complained about our pants being a little snug and that we blamed mashed potatoes. Even though the white bed of fluffy goodness in the picture below looks a lot like mashed potatoes, it’s a much healthier way to have the creamy, delicious taste of potatoes without totally overindulging. That’s because it’s a parsnip puree.
Parsnips look like white carrots, and when you combine them with a turnip, and prepare them like mashed potatoes, the result is a deceivingly healthy side dish. We’ve posted many, many times about our love of seared scallops, so we won’t tell you about that again here, but the parsnip puree was the perfect accompaniment to seared scallops with wilted spinach. We definitely urge you to substitue this parsnip puree anytime you want the rich flavor and texture of mashed potatoes without all of the guilt.
Recipe: Parsnip Puree