Wintry Parsnip and Three-Citrus Salad – Woolworths Taste- June 2015


What a wonderfully exciting and colourful warm winter salad!

I had great pleasure in serving this dish, as my guests all “wowed” at the vibrance on this plate.  I love parsnips and here their slightly sweet roasted taste was so gorgeously paired with the Moroccan flavours of toasted cumin and coriander.  The tang of the citrus was softened by the sweetness of the dates and currants and the fresh parsley kept it savoury.

A truly stunning dish to serve at a dinner party; delicious and unique.

Source : Woolworths Taste Magazine

Effort : Low

Time: 30 mins

Appearance : 9/10

Taste : 8/10

For the dressing, combine:

3T Olive Oil

2 limes, juiced

1 lemon, juiced

2T red wine vinegar

2 garlic cloves, crushed

2t ground cumin

2t ground coriander, lightly toasted

4T parsley, roughly chopped


8 dates, chopped

1 grapefruit, peeled

2 oranges, peeled and cut into pieces

2 clemengolds, peeled and cut into pieces

100g currants

sunflower oil for frying

8 parsnips, quartered

Sea Salt to taste

Place the dates, citrus fruits and currants in the dressing.  Heat the oil and fry the parsnips for 3 minutes each side, or until crisp and golden.  Drain on kitchen paper and sprinkle with salt.  To assemble the salad, toss the parsnips with the dressing and place on a platter.  Serve immediately.