Carrot and Parsnip Crispies

Carrot and Parsnip Crispies Recipe

The next time you have carrot or parsnip peelings try this super simple technique to make delicious crisps to add to soups or salads. 


  • 1 bunch Carrot or parsnip peels
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • Salt


  1. Bring water to a boil and add sugar.
  2. Drop peels in boiling water for 1 minute.
  3. Drain then dry peels on a towel.
  4. Spread damp peels on a silat or parchment lined baking sheet.
  5. Sprinkle lightly with salt.
  6. Bake 250 degrees for 1-2 hours or until curled, golden and crisp.
  7. The crisps make an elegant finishing touch to smooth soups and are a healthy crouton replacement for salads.

Recipe Notes

It is best to buy organic if you plan to use the peels, as the peel in a non-organic carrots and parsnips will contain pesticides.