This is a very common dish in Ireland. It’s a great way to get kids to eat their vegetables as it has a sweet, creamy flavor. The bright cheery color is also very inviting.

Fresh parsnip

Parsnips are very nutritional. They have a lot of potassium, vitamin B and some vitamin C. They become sweeter after they have over-wintered and have had some frost.

Serving Size: 4


  • 8 oz. carrots, peeled and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 12 oz. parsnips, peeled and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 tbs. vegan margarine
  • pinch sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 3 tbs. soy cream or milk

Celtic mash with carrots and parsnip


  1. Place the cut carrots in a small sauce pan. Cover with water so the carrots are “just” submerged, and cook until tender.
  2. I do not put salt in the water for either the carrots or parsnips.
  3. Place the parsnip pieces in a second sauce pan, cover with water and cook until they are tender.
  4. Drain off he water from both and place the vegetables together in a large bowl or in the bowl of a food processor.
  5. Add the margarine, sugar and the soy cream.
  6. Puree the carrots and parsnips together.
  7. They will be the consistency of mashed potatoes.
  8. Add the nutmeg and season with salt.