Roasted Parsnip & Pecorino with Vidalia Onion-Bacon Vinaigrette

Another good one from the Lemonade cookbook! Handy to keep around for when I have parsnips on hand!

Roasted Parsnip & Pecorino with Vidalia Onion-Bacon Vinaigrette

Yield: 4 cups


  • 2 lbs. Parsnips (about 8 large), peeled, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 2 TBSP Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Pecorino cheese, shaved
  • 1/4 cup Parsley, chopped
  • 1.5 strips Smoked Bacon, cooked & chopped
  • 1/4 small Vidalia Onion, diced small
  • 1/4 small Granny Smith apple, diced small
  • 1.5 tsp Honey
  • 1.5 tsp Parsley, chopped
  • 3/4 tsp Sherry Vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp Granulated Garlic
  • Pinch Dry Mustard
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Pepper
  • 1 TBSP Olive Oil


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. MAKE THE DRESSING: In a mixing bowl, combine bacon, onion, apple, honey, parsley (1.5 tsp), vinegar, garlic, mustard, salt and pepper. Gently blend with a whisk. Pour in oil all at once and lightly whisk until the ingredients just come together.
  3. Put parsnips on a large baking pan, drizzle with the olive oil (2 TBSP), toss to coat and spread out in a single layer. Season generously with salt and pepper. Roast, shaking the pan from time to time until just tender and slightly browned, 15-20 min. Allow the parsnips to cool to room temperature.
  4. Transfer the cooled parsnips to a mixing bowl. Toss with the vinaigrette, cheese and parsley.

About jenny

Jennifer Smith Greene is originally from and lives currently in Burbank, California with her husband Gavin Greene. Jenny completed her undergraduate degree from Woodbury University in Graphic Design. She has worked as a graphics & web designer, both as an in-house and freelance designer. She also has completed a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. She has worked as a hospital chaplain and in support roles in various churches. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys watercolor painting. She has taken classes and workshops under Joseph Stoddard, Tom Fong, Danny Gregory and Jane Friend. Additionally, Jenny is active in the community and volunteers her time on the Board of Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley, a social service nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless children and their families by providing shelter and support services to help the families find jobs and housing. Jenny enjoys reading (and highly recommends the site Goodreads), watching movies, playing softball and tennis and taking walks with her husband. Otherwise, Jenny is always curious to find out about those people who come to her site and would love to hear from you!
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