Rutabaga is such an incredible and versatile root vegetable. Let’s re-create this recipe inspired by my favorite “cheesy truffle fries!” This recipe is both vegan and gluten free.

Rutabaga Chessy Truffle Fries (Vegan,GF)

RUTABAGA=TURNIP?

My first encounter with rutabaga was in culinary school a few years ago and I can tell you that I instantly fell in love. Rutabaga is a root vegetable that looks very similar to turnip, however its sweeter in taste in comparison to turnips.

Here, I will be using rutabaga to make these addicting cheesy truffle fries. Serve them as you would with regular fries. A side of ketchup works, but of course you can substitute with other type of sauce such as salsa (it’s my favorite since its super low in calorie and it doesn’t contain any sugar!), or you can just simply serve it by itself!

WHY USE RUTABAGA INSTEAD OF REGULAR POTATOES?

In one cup of potatoes, it has about 105 calories and for the same amount of rutabaga, it only has 50 calories. This is especially beneficial for those watching their calorie intake.

HOW TO MAKE RUTABAGA CHEESY TRUFFLE FRIES

  • Peel and cut the rutabaga into sticks like you would with regular fries! (Try to make it around the same size, so it cooks evenly)
  • Spray with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and bake in oven at 450F for 20 minutes or on a grill until fork tender.
  • Place into a bowl and stir in black truffle oil and sprinkle with nutritional yeast and serve warm!

Before we get cooking, let’s learn about the ingredients in this dish and just how it can effect our body from both beneficial and “things to watch out for” point of view.

DISCLAIMER ALERT! All of my posts are not intended to treat or override the decision to see your personal doctor or physician. I strongly advise everyone to discuss any serious condition or to your medical health provider. Everything I say and write are all based on personal experience and through reading materials provided by medical professionals. I believe everyone’s body is unique and there’s no one miracle diet or medicine for everyone! I am here only to provide and share knowledge I have learned from the general holistic wellness point of view. All of the information and recipes that I am providing are safe for majority of people. All of the information listed can be found through the reference
BENEFITS:

Rutabaga:

  • Nutritious and low in calorie.
  • It has high level of carotenoids. This means that it acts as anti oxidant and can reduce the growth of cancerous tumors in the body.
  • Stimulates digestion.
  • Help lower blood pressure.
  • Great for people with diabetes since its lower in carbohydrate in comparison to potatoes.

Truffle Oil:

  • Promotes heart health as it creates a barrier for your cells from any invaders (such as cancer and heart diseases)
  • Help with weight loss (in moderation).
  • Regulate blood sugar level.
  • May aid skin condition such as acne since the truffle oil helps reduce inflammation. (Did you know a lot of skincare products contain truffle in order to fight wrinkle and smooth out uneven skin tones?)

Nutritional Yeast:

  • Boost immunity and creates a barrier so it reduces the chance of tumor growth.
  • Contains anti bacterial and antiviral compounds. (Did you know in Germany, this is the fourth most prescribed herbal medicine?)
  • Improve digestion.
  • Great as dairy substitution in dressings!
  • Regulate blood sugar.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE COOKING:
  • If you have IBS, eating too much rutabaga a can make your symptoms worse.
  • Too much truffle oil can upset the stomach. In this recipe, the amount is safe for general use.
  • If you are taking blood pressure or blood sugar medicine, it is best to avoid truffle oil because it might lower it too much.
  • If its your first time using nutritional yeast, it is best to start with small amount to prevent any upset stomach.

Reference:

“Health Benefits of Rutabaga.” WebMD, 10 May 2021, http://www.webmd.com/diet/health-benefits-rutabaga#1.

Link, Rachael M. “Is Truffle Oil Good for You? Top 6 Benefits of Truffle Nutrition.” Dr. Axe, 6 May 2018, draxe.com/nutrition/truffle-oil/#Is_Truffle_Oil_Good_for_You_Benefits_of_Truffle_Oil.

“Nutritional Yeast: The Antiviral, Antibacterial Immune-Booster.” Dr. Axe, 24 Apr. 2019, draxe.com/nutrition/nutritional-yeast.

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

Rutabaga Cheesy Truffle Fries (Vegan,GF)

Rutabaga is such an incredible and versatile root vegetable. Let's re-create this recipe inspired by my favorite "cheesy truffle fries!" This recipe is both vegan and gluten free.
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gluten Free, Vegan
Yield: 2 Servings
Author: Yu-Hua Golnick

Materials

  • 1 rutabaga, sliced into sticks
  • 1 tbsp truffle oil
  • 1-2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • pinch salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F or grill.
  • Peel and cut rutabaga into sticks.
  • Spray the cut rutabaga with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Bake in oven for about 20 minutes or on a grill until fork tender. About 15 minutes if the grill is on high heat.
  • Place cooked rutabaga in a bowl and toss with truffle oil and nutritional yeast and serve warm!

Notes

  1. Feel free to substitute rutabaga with turnip or with regular potatoes.
  2. Serve with ketchup, salsa, other type of sauce or simply by itself!
 
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