Parsnip Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 pound parsnips, peeled, cut in 1/2 lengthwise, then cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks

Olive oil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 bunch watercress, thick stems plucked

1 Gala or Red Delicious apple, cored and very thinly sliced

2 small shallots, very thinly sliced

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon whole-grain Dijon mustard

1/3 cup soybean or safflower oil

2 teaspoons superfine sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Toss parsnip chunks with olive oil and salt and pepper and place on a baking sheet. Roast until nicely browned, turning as needed, about 20 minutes. Let cool. Then toss with watercress, apple and shallot.
  3. Whisk together dressing ingredients and season, to taste, with salt and pepper.