Parsnip ghosts with red pepper dip
These spooky parsnip ghosts make a super scary veg snack for your Halloween party, and they're healthy too. Carve eyes and mouths into parsnips, drizzle with honey and roast until golden. Serve with a tangy red pepper and sundried tomato dip and enjoy.
- Parboil the parsnips for 5 mins. Drain; refresh in cold water. When cool enough to handle, use a sharp knife to carve eyes and mouths into each one (if halved, carve into the rounded side). Put on a baking tray; toss to coat in the honey, oil and butter. Roast for 20 mins, then turn the parsnips and increase the heat to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Roast for a 35-40 mins, turning occasionally (ensure the ghosts are ‘face-down’ for the final 10 mins), until golden and charred around the edges.
- Blitz the roasted peppers and sundried tomatoes to a chunky sauce. Transfer to a bowl. Brush the parsnips with a little yeast extract (if you like) to highlight the eye and mouth detail, then serve with the dip.
Tip: You can leave out the yeast extract if you prefer – the parsnip faves will just be less pronounced.
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