Source: CanolaInfo Test Kitchen | Category: Entrees, Sauté/Stir-Frying


Mirepoix is the French name for a combination of onions, carrots and celery and with the addition of the flavors from parsnips, leeks, garlic all sauteed in canola oil, it is the classic start to any dish.



  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 medium parsnips, peeled and chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 large stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 medium leek, cleaned and chopped (white part only)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil 30 mL
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 1. Prepare vegetables. Heat canola oil in saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • 2. Add onion, parsnips, carrots, celery, leek and garlic all at once. Cook, stirring frequently, about 15 minutes, or until vegetables are tender and lightly browned. Season with salt and pepper.


4 to 6 servings

serving size

nutritional analysis

Per Serving

Total Fat7 g
Saturated Fat0.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Carbohydrates16 g
Fiber4 g
Protein2 g
Sodium200 mg