Raw turnip, parsnip and carrot salad with honey and ginger dressing

Raw turnip, parsnip and carrot salad with honey and ginger dressing. Photograph:Emma Jervis

Raw turnip, parsnip and carrot salad with honey and ginger dressing. Photograph:Emma Jervis

Sat, Mar 17, 2018, 06:00

   
  • Serves: 4
  • Cooking Time: 20 mins
  • Course: Starter
  • Cuisine: Irish

Ingredients

  • 1kg mixture of turnip, parsnip and carrot
  • 1 ½ cups Olive oil
  • 1½2 cups Lemon juice (about 4 to 6 lemons) and all the zest from the lemons
  • ¼ cup  minced ginger
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped parsley

Method

I love root vegetables whatever way they are cooked but since discovering the joy of eating them raw I find I am incorporating them more into my diet. The ginger dressing works perfectly with the sharpness of the turnip and the sweetness of the parsnip and carrots. Serve this as a starter or part of a salad plate.

Method

1. Grate the vegetables on the largest side of a hand grater or use the the largest grating attachment for a food processor.

2. To get the best results for your dressing, place the olive oil, lemon juice, zest, ginger and salt in a liqidizer and whizz until very smooth.

3. Add the dressing to the vegetables until very well dressed and sprinkle with chopped parsley.

4. Any remaining dressing will keep for a couple of weeks in the fridge and will work perfectly for a kale salad.