Recipe by French Tart
An easily pre-prepared Christmas vegetable side dish - or for any large festive or celebration gathering throughout the year - using vegetables in season. These roast away without hardly any attention & can be peeled & chopped up to 2 days before cooking & stored in a ziplock bag with the juice of one lemon squeezed over them. Use whatever root vegetables you have in season or that are available - this combination of vegetables is the one that works best for me. Adding garlic works well too, but be careful it does not overpower the flavour of the meal!
Top Review by the80srule
So easy and delicious! I'll definitely make this over and over with some different veggies added in. The oil and balsamic vinegar taste great together, and I just used what I had on hand-- some sweet potatoes and parsnips along with some greenbeans and cauliflower that were in my freezer. The spice mix was fantastic on them! Tagged for Veggie Swap 20.
- 1 lb baby carrots, cleaned & trimmed
- 1 lb parsnip, trimmed & halved
- 2 lbs small floury potatoes, cubed
- 4 small red onions, peeled & quartered
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon rock salt or 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
- freshy ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leave
- fresh parsley
- 1 lemon, juice of
Directions See How It's Made
- If pre-preparing the vegetables, clean, peel,trim them all EXCEPT the potatoes. Place in a ziplock bag & squeeze in the juice of one lemon. Add the balsamic vinegar & olive oil and seal tightly - store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. On the day, add your potatoes to the bag & coat thoroughly.
- For cooking on the same day, follow the above instructions but ADD the potatoes along with the other vegetables, cut them into small even-size pieces. Make sure the vegetables are thoroughly coated in oil & vinegar and leave to one side whilst the oven heats up.
- Preheat oven to 200 C, 400 F or gas 6.
- Put all the vegetables into a large roasting tray & tip in the oil & vinegar from the bag. Sprinkle generously with the thyme leaves, salt & freshly ground black pepper.
- Make a tent of aluminium foil over the vegetables & seal tightly.
- Roast for 30 minutes & then uncover and roast for a further 30 minutes. Give the vegetables a good stir half way through & just before serving.
- Tip the vegetables onto a platter and serve immediately, garnishing with fresh parsley & a sprig of fresh thyme.