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Roasted roots recipe

Roasted roots recipe

16 ratings

Make the most of delicious root veg in this stunning yet simple roasted carrot and parsnips side dish recipe, with a choice of three vibrant toppings for extra flavour. Whether herby, zesty or nutty, find a new favourite way to serve your veg that the whole family will love. What's more, all of these toppings are completely vegan, dairy- and gluten-free! See method

  • Serves 8
  • 15 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 93 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • 6 garlic cloves, unpeeled
  • 500g carrots, scrubbed and quartered
  • 500g parsnips, scrubbed and quartered
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    4g 6%
  • Saturates

    1g 3%
  • Sugars

    8g 9%
  • Salt

    0.2g 3%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 13g Protein 1.6g Fibre 5.4g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C. Slightly crush the garlic cloves with the back of a knife.
  2. Put on a large baking tray with the carrots and parsnips; season. Toss with the vegetable oil, then roast for 30-40 mins, turning once, until soft and golden.
  3. Choose a topping below for extra flavour.

Seeds and parsley: Scatter with 60g mixed toasted seeds and 15g chopped fresh parsley to serve.

Rosemary and lemon: Scatter with the zest of ½ lemon and the chopped leaves from 2 rosemary sprigs to serve.

Hazelnut and tarragon: Scatter with 60g chopped, toasted hazelnuts, a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil and the chopped leaves from 2 tarragon sprigs to serve.

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