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Monday, March 18, 2019

Pureed Carrots And Parsnips

One of the things that make our vacations so much fun, especially when we are in a foreign country, is trying the local cuisine.  We definitely had a great time sampling delicious Irish meals on our recent trip to Ireland.  We ate our first and last meals at Gus O'Connor's Pub in Doolin, the town we stayed in for the week.  Both meals, plus breakfast a second time there, were authentic Irish cuisine, and absolutely wonderful.  It was when we ate there for dinner that we were served something I couldn't stop thinking about when I got home and had to try to replicate.

All I knew from the menu, when I ordered my dinner, was that I would be getting a vegetable.  My side dish of vegetables actually was in it's own little side dish.  I recognized the green beans but didn't know what was beside them.  I knew they tasted amazing though.  I asked the waitress what I was eating and she said it was carrot and parsnips seasoned with salt, pepper and honey.

I have to say, my first attempt at copying this recipe was surprisingly very good!  So, I would love to share it with you so you can enjoy it as much as I did!


Pureed Carrots And Parsnips
(serves 4)


1 lb. carrots, peeled and sliced
1 lb. parsnips, peeled and sliced
1 tsp. honey
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Steam peeled and sliced carrots and parsnips for 8 minutes.

Put steamed vegetables in a food processor or blender.  Add 1/2 cup of water and blend to desired consistency.  (Add more water if you want a smoother texture or less for a chunkier one.)

Transfer pureed vegetables into a medium saucepan and stir in honey, salt and pepper.  Cook on medium heat until warm.


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  1. This sounds great! I love parnips, but they're quite hard to find where I live (Moscow, Russia). Nevertheless, next time I see them in the supermarket, I'll think of your recipe and pick some up and try this. I'm sure it's delicious! Visiting from Blogger's Pit Stop :-)

    1. Thank you for visiting all the way from Moscow, Russia! This is a really yummy recipe and I like to use it in place of a mashed potato. I hope that you will find the parnips and try it!

    2. I was just at the supermarket - no parsnips :-( They're kind of exotic here! I will find them one day, just have to keep my eyes open! Hope you're enjoying your weekend! :-)

    3. Hmm...I think that a replacing the parsnip with turnip might work in this recipe, although I haven't tried it. Let me know if you do!

  2. This sounds like a delicious recipe! Thanks so much for sharing at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home. I hope to see you here again next week! --Jennifer