Veggie Fries with Creamy Herb Tahini Dipping Sauce - a healthier way to enjoy fries! #vegan #plantbased #dairyfree #glutenfree #healthy #fries #recipe
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Veggie Fries with Creamy Herb Dipping Sauce

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I love fries! 

So I'm always looking for ways to make them 'healthier' - since the whole deep fried white potato situation is definitely not high on the healthiest foods list. 

This recipe uses carrots and parsnips and bakes them with a splash of olive oil. I have to say they're pretty delicious - especially dipped in the creamy herb tahini sauce. 

Enjoy!

Ingredients

Fries

  • 6 large carrots, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch thick strips
  • 4 large parsnips, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch thick strips
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Fresh ground sea salt & pepper

Creamy Herb Tahini Sauce

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh chives
  • Fresh ground sea salt & pepper

Tips & Nutrition

Carrots and parsnips are full of vitamin A, C and fibre. 

Feel free to season the fries before cooking with anything you like - garlic powder, cumin, chili powder or smoked paprika - or a combo of any of them. 

You can use the sauce anywhere you like - in a 'bowl', as a spread, as a dip for raw veggies or you can easily thin it out with more water to make a creamy salad dressing. 

Method

Heat the oven to 400 and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. You may need two sheets, depending on how large your veggies are. 

Toss together carrots, parsnips, oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl until evenly coated. 

Arrange in a single layer on the baking sheets and bake until golden brown and lightly crisp, about 25-30 minutes. 

While the fries are cooking, whisk together all the tahini sauce ingredients in a medium bowl until well combined. 

Plate the fries with a side of dipping sauce and serve immediately. 

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