Pastinaken Salat mit Kichererbsen, Apfel, Walnüssen und Roquefort

Parsnip Salad with Chickpeas, Apple, Walnuts & Blue Cheese

A spectacular tasting roasted parsley salad. Packed with flavour this dish also make a great side dish for holiday or special occasion. Serves 2 as a main salad or 4 as side.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Category Mediterranean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 556 kcal
Autor Elle


  • 500 g parsnips, peeled, slice into equal-sized pieces
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 x 400 g can organic chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 handful baby spinach or other tender salad leaves
  • 80 g blue cheese, crumbled (I like Roquerfort)
  • 60 g walnuts, lightly toasted and coarsely chopped (ca. 1/2 cup)

For the dressing:

  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon honey (or maple syrup)
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (60 ml)
  • sea salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and diced (1 cm)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F / 200˚C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the parsnips on the tray, drizzle with oil and toss to coat. Spread out in an even layer (trying not to crowd). Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Roast in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes (depending on size), until tender and golden. For even cooking, toss through.
  3. Place the garlic into a large mixing bowl and add the mustard, vinegar, cumin and honey (or maple syrup). Whisk together until well emulsified. Add the olive oil and whisk until well-combined. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Add apple to the dressing and toss to coat.
  5. When the parsnips have finished roasting, let them cool for 5 minutes. Then add the them to the dressing bowl, along with the chickpeas and spinach.
  6. Toss gently until everything is well coated. Check the seasoning and add more if needed.
  7. Divide the mix between 2 plates, or transfer to a serving platter and crumble over the blue cheese and the walnuts. Enjoy!