Honeyed Parsnip Quinoa with Chilli, Cardamom and Orange
Serves 4
Perfect as vegetarian main or with a roast. To make vegan, swap the honey for maple syrup or brown sugar
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
  1. 1kg parsnips, peeled and cut into 4cm long batons - Brockman's Farm
  2. 1 large onion, thinly sliced - Brockman's Farm
  3. A pinch of chilli powder - The Store Cupboard
  4. A few glosses of olive or rapeseed oil, plus 4 tbsp for the dressing The Store Cupboard
  5. 200g quinoa - The Store Cupboard
  6. 500ml water
  7. 3 oranges - Brockman's Farm
  8. 1 tbsp runny honey - The Store Cupboard
  9. 4 cardamom pods, seeds, finely ground - The Store Cupboard
  10. 2 large handfuls of fresh parsley, finely chopped - Wild Country Organics
  11. A large handful almonds, toasted - The Store Cupboard
  12. Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper - The Store Cupboard
  1. Preheat the oven to 220C/Gas 7.
  2. Place a large roasting or baking tray on the top shelf of the oven to warm up.
  3. Toss the parsnips and onions in a bowl with a little salt, pepper and chilli powder.
  4. Gloss with just enough oil to lightly coat.
  5. Tumble onto the warmed tray and roast for about 25-30 minutes, or until golden and tender.
  6. Meanwhile, rinse your quinoa in a fine mesh sieve.
  7. Heat a lidded pan and toast the rinsed grains for a moment. Swirl in a pinch of salt and a drop of oil. Pour in the water, pop a lid on, lower the heat and let it cook for 20 minutes, or until all the water is fully absorbed.
  8. Remove from the heat, lid still on, and leave to steam for a further 5 minutes. Drain any excess water.
  9. Halve one of the oranges. Squeeze out 8 tablespoons of juice into a clean, lidded jam jar. Mix with the 4 tablespoons of olive oil, a pinch of salt, the honey and ground cardamom.
  10. Shake or whisk until fully emulsified. Taste and adjust the seasoning and the orange/oil/honey ratio to your liking.
  11. Once the parsnips are nearly done, pour a little dressing over them, just enough to lightly coat, and pop them back in the oven for a couple of minutes, allowing the dressing to turn to a sticky glaze.
  12. Cut the remaining oranges into 1cm-thick rounds – whip the peel off the rounds.
  13. Mix them through the quinoa, along with the chopped parsley and the remaining dressing.
  14. Tuck the roasted parsnips in to the mix, once cooked.
  15. Scatter the toasted almonds over the top.
  16. Serve warm or cold.
  1. Swap honey for maple syrup or brown sugar to make it vegan.
Adapted from FIVE: 150 effortless ways to eat 5+ fruit and veg a day
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