Creamy Turnip and Carrot Mash

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This creamy turnip and carrot mash is vegan, dairy-free, paleo and keto friendly, making it a favourite side to any entree.

turnip mash with only 4 ingredients plus spices

the details,

To make this healthy, delicious side, first, you cook the turnip and carrots in salted water.

Once the veggies are tender, add coconut milk and nutmeg. Use an electric mixer to whip it up until light and fluffy. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with fresh parsley. YUM

This veggie side dish is creamy, healthy and super easy to make. Add the turnip and carrot mash to your favourite main, especially during the holidays. This healthy vegan mash is not to be missed!

Is turnip healthy?

Turnip is one of the top superfoods we often forget about. It has a rich nutritional value comprising of vitamins K, A, C, E, B1, B3, B5, B6, B2 and folate. When it comes to minerals turnip includes manganese, fiber, potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium and copper.

 

turnip carrot mash

 

turnip is a tasty side to any entree…

But it doesn’t stop here, this tasty vegetable is also a good source of phosphorus, omega-3 fatty acids and protein. Including this healthy vegetable in your diet will promote good health.

What’s the difference between turnip and rutabaga?

They are both from the Brassica family. But turnips are Brassica rapa, and rutabagas are Brassica napobrassica. Turnips are harvested when they are still small, and rutabagas are harvested when they are large. 

Some other differences are, rutabagas have a rough exterior, and the inside is yellow. Turnip is white, and when cooked, turnips turn almost a translucent white. Rutabaga stays a deep yellow colour.  

The flavour is also different. Rutabagas are sweeter, and turnips have a more sharp taste. And they are both super healthy!

Did I mention this creamy mash is super tasty and a nice change to basic mashed potatoes

Ingredients

  • 1 large turnip, peel and cut into cubes
  • 4 medium carrots, peel and cut into chunks
  • 160 ml can unsweetened coconut cream (about 2/3 cup)
  • 1/4 tsp. GF ground nutmeg
  • Pure sea salt and GF coarsely ground black pepper to taste
  • Garnish; fresh chopped parsley
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    Instructions

  • Place turnip and carrots into a large pot filled with salted water. Cover and cook over medium heat for 20 - 25 minutes, until tender
  • Drain and mash. (do not discard the water, it makes tasty vegetable stock)
  • Add coconut cream and nutmeg. Using a high-speed mixer whip up the mash until creamy and fluffy. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley
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    One Response to Creamy Turnip and Carrot Mash

    • Leslie October 18, 2020

      Healthy and delicious

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