Roasted Garlic and Parsnip Vegan Gravy

Roasted Garlic and Parsnip Vegan Gravy

By: Whole Foods Market®


  • 1 large bulb garlic
  • 1 medium (3 1/2-ounce) parsnip , peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 1/3 cup blanched slivered almonds
  • 1 1/4 cup mushroom broth (made from mushroom bouillon/base) or vegetable broth
  • 4 teaspoons liquid aminos (such as Bragg)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


Preheat the oven to 375°F. Cut garlic head in half horizontally to expose cloves. Wrap securely in a square of aluminum foil and place on an oven rack. Roast until cloves are golden and very soft, about 1 hour. Cool slightly, and then unwrap and squeeze garlic flesh from papery white husk. (You should have about 3 tablespoons).

Meanwhile, place parsnip in a small baking pan lined with parchment paper and roast until soft and browned, about 30 minutes, stirring once or twice during roasting. Place almonds in a blender, pour in 1/2 cup boiling water and let soak 30 minutes.

Add garlic, parsnip, broth, aminos, thyme and pepper to the blender. Blend until very smooth, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a medium saucepan and cook at a bare simmer 2 to 3 minutes to allow flavors to blend. Add more broth or water if gravy is too thick.

Nutritional Info:

Per Serving: about 1/4 cup, 35 calories (15 from fat), 1.5g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 140mg sodium, 4g carbohydrates, (1g dietary fiber, .1g sugar), 1g protein.

Makes 2 cups, about 10 to 12 servings, dairy free, wheat free, gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, low fat, sugar conscious

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