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The Best AIP Thanksgiving Side Dish

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The Best AIP Thanksgiving Side Dish

During my takeover of the Auto Immune Paleo Instagram account, a lot of you guys asked me create a recipe for a great AIP Thanksgiving side dish. And what better than a bowl of caramelized root vegetables to replace your traditional potato salad?!

AIP Thanksgiving Side Dish

Featuring delicious yam, golden beet and parsnip, this amazing side dish will be a big hit on your Thanksgiving table. Protocol or not, everybody will want to scoop some on the plate next to their turkey… and it’s much healthier than traditional side dishes too!

AIP Thanksgiving Side Dish

The secret to this dish lays in the seasoning and the cooking time. The sweetness of coconut aminos enhances the natural candy like flavor of these root vegetables that, when cooked for a long time, start releasing their sugary juice that caramelizes and creates the most delicious sauce!!

Sprinkle it with some fresh pomegranate arils to give it a beautiful, festive look and you’ll have the most impressive dish on the table.

AIP Thanksgiving Side Dish

Also, if you are going to somebody else’s house for Thanksgiving, preparing your own AIP side dish is your best bet to make sure your plate is absolutely compliant to the auto immune protocol and you won’t need to ask a million questions about how every dish was made!

AIP Thanksgiving Side Dish

AIP Thanksgiving Side Dish





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  • 3 medium Golden Beetroots
  • 1 large Parsnip
  • 1 medium Yam
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin olive Oil
  • 1 tsp ground Ginger
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Aminos
  • ¼ tsp Hymalaian Salt
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Milk
  • ½ Pomegranate, seeded
  1. Preheat the oven to 370 F.
  2. Grease a glass casserole with EVOO.
  3. Peel and dice all the root vegetables, toss them in the casserole and season them with the remaining ingredients.
  4. Mix well, put a cover on (or a sheet of foil) and bake for 1 hour.
  5. Transfer the root vegetables in a bowl and top them with the pomegranate arils, and your perfect AIP Thanksgiving side dish is ready!!

Enjoy the recipe for this AIP side dish and have an incredible Thanksgiving!

I send you lots of love and can’t wait to hear your feedback about this root veggie dish!!




AIP Root Vegetable Salad

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Ambra Torelli
Born and raised in Italy, Ambra visited over 20 countries and now she divides her time in between Italy and the US, where her husband is from and where she moved in 2011 work as university professor of Italian Literature. She writes about food, travel and things that inspire her! more about ambra

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  • Basmah November 22, 2016 7:08 pm

    This looks so good! I can’t have coconut though, would you recommend any substitutes for the aminos and milk? Maybe broth?

    • ambra November 22, 2016 8:27 pm

      Hi Basmah! Glad you like the recipe!!
      You can replace the coconut aminos with 1 tbsp of maple syrup diluted in 1 tbsp of water, and yes, definitely use broth instead of coconut milk!
      Let me know how it goes!!


  • Sherrie Au November 4, 2018 6:48 am

    Hi Ambra, I’m a bit confused…the photo shows a squash but the recipe calls for golden beets.

    • ambra November 6, 2018 12:37 am

      Sorry about that Sherrie. The Delicata squash is just a decoration for the background, The recipe is made with the ingredients listed in the recipe card 😉

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