Reduce Cholesterol: Carrots and Parsnips with Fresh Herbs

Carrots and parsnips come together in this heart-healthy recipe that uses classic French cooking techniques.

| February/March 2012

  • Balance your diet deliciously with vibrant herbs. Try our Carrots and Parsnips with Fresh Herbs with other root vegetables such as turnips and beets.
    Photo by Povy Kendal Atchison

This recipe relies on a classic French cooking technique for vegetables. Try this with other root vegetables such as turnips and beets. Green beans, asparagus, broccoli and Brussels sprouts turn a dazzling green when prepared with this approach. MAKES 2 TO 4 SERVINGS OF CARROTS AND PARSNIPS

• 4 cups ice water
• 4 cups boiling water
• 1 cup chopped carrots, cleaned and peeled
• 1 cup chopped parsnips, cleaned and peeled
• 1 teaspoon butter or olive oil
• 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf or curly parsley and French tarragon OR fresh herbs of your choice
• Pinch of lavender buds (optional)

1. Fill a large bowl with ice water. Set aside.

2. In a pot of boiling water (dash of salt optional), blanch vegetables for 1 1/2 to 3 minutes or until tender.

3. Drain and plunge vegetables into cold water to stop the cooking.

4. When cool, drain vegetables again. Set aside.



February 15-16, 2020
Belton, Texas

Join us in the Lone Star state to explore ways to save money and live efficiently. This two-day event includes hands-on workshops and a marketplace featuring the latest homesteading products.


Subscribe today and save 58%

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living !

Mother Earth LivingWelcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $19.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $24.95.

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Free Product Information Classifieds

click me