Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Herbed Roasted Roots - Holiday Weekend Recipe

Traditional dishes for Thanksgiving are always fun.  So since it is fall the  root vegetable are abundant.  This dish is easy, delicious and nutritious. I do not peel any of the roots, so as to retain all those lovely minerals. Use any combination of herbs you enjoy. I usually use rosemary, sage, parsley and thyme. ♪


Herbed Roasted Roots
2 medium beets
2 medium potatoes
2 medium turnips or parsnips
4 or 5 medium carrots
1 medium sweet potato
1 large onion
2 -3 cloves of garlic
2 – 3 tablespoon of fresh herbs or
            2 melted herb cubes (see blog post from 10/1/2013) *
1 – 2 tablespoons of olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and get out a large baking pan. Lightly oil the bottom of the pan. Scrub all the roots real well then cut into sizes that are similar so they will cook evenly. I cut my sweet potato larger because that is one root that cooks faster. Lay them out in the baking dish. Chop up the onion, mince the garlic and herbs then sprinkle over the roots. Drizzle the olive oil over the lovely mess and toss to coat evenly. Bake for about 30 – 40 minutes or until the biggest potato is easily pierced with a fork, stirring once or twice. The house will start to fill with the best aroma ever! Take out and season with the salt and pepper. Serve hot and Enjoy! 

*If you did not make any herb ice cubes, then use 2 Tbls. fresh herbs of 3 tsp. dried herbs.  Any combo of robust herbs like sage, rosemary, thyme and savory are perfect for this dish.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds lovely, I wish I'd seen this last night as they would have gone nicely with our roast chicken!


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