Savour the earthy flavours with inventive recipes highlighting root vegetables

This winter, add a delicious touch and earthy goodness to your palate

11 Dec 2023

Root vegetables come in an abundance of flavours and textures, from sweet to savoury and everything in between. Every one-of-a-kind recipe will satisfy your cravings, whether they are roasted, boiled, or pureed. Sweet potatoes, turnips, carrots, and beets are all great options that can give any dish a burst of flavour and depth.

Roasted Beet Hummus

Hummus connoisseurs, it’s time to celebrate! Roasted beets add an earthy sweetness to this recipe that builds it higher than traditional hummus. To make the dish, just put cooked chickpeas, roasted beets, garlic, tahini, and lemon juice in a food processor and blend until smooth. Serve with your preferred dippers for a vibrant and delectable snack.

Spicy Turnip Pickles

Try pickling some turnips as a strong, tangy addition to your meals. Add the vinegar, sugar, salt, garlic, and lemon juice to a few thinly cut turnips. Let all of the flavours combine in beetroot juice and settle for an entire night before enjoying these spicy pickles as a unique side dish or on sandwiches

Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese

Try mixing in some mashed sweet potato along with some macaroni for a healthier take on the traditional mac and cheese. Just make the creamy base out of sweet potatoes and give the pasta an earthy twist. Enjoy a wholesome yet comforting take on a traditional comfort food by mixing it with your preferred cheese sauce.

Roasted Root Vegetable Soup

In a soup that's inviting and tasty, use all the flavours present in your favourite root vegetables. This warm and comforting soup, perfect for chilly nights is made by pureeing the turnips, carrots, and onions after baking them until they become caramelized and served with a dollop of cream.

Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

Top a bed of mixed greens with thinly sliced roasted beets. Add toasted walnuts, goat cheese crumbles, and a drizzle of olive oil as the salad dressing. The tangy goat cheese and sweet beets combine to create an exquisite flavour combination in this vividly colourful salad.

Carrot Ginger Soup

Chop the carrots, onions, and ginger and sauté them in a big pot until they are soft. Once added, bring the vegetable broth to a boil. After the carrots are soft, simmer and then puree them. For a hearty and delightful soup, season with salt, pepper, and a dash of freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Do you know of any other recipes where root vegetables are the hero ingredient? Let us know in the comments.

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