January Root Vegetable Recipes
Root vegetables really come into their own in January. Full of colour and flavour, your beetroot, celeriac, horseradish, parsnips, swede/turnip and carrots are ideal for making ‘winter warmer’ dishes that are nutritious as well as satisfying.
Here’s a healthy serving of vegetable-packed New Year meal inspiration – including a tasty smoothie for breakfasts, a spicy soup for light-but-satisfying lunches, and a delicious risotto for dinner or supper.
Eating more vegetables is a great way to ensure you get your Five A Day. Using fresh veg in ‘from scratch’ meals will help you feel like you’re making positive changes straight away, and it’s a big help when your resolution is to eat a more balanced diet.
Beet The Blues Smoothie
Blended with carrot and apple, beetroot is ideal for a tasty and uplifting smoothie if you’re trying to eat more fruit and veg in 2019.
- 3 carrots
- 1 beetroot
- 5 cm fresh ginger
- 1 apple
- ½ cup apple juice
Parsnip & Cumin Soup
This is a delicious and warming vegetarian soup for January (and any leftover parsnips you might have), with an extra chilli and cumin kick for a satisfying light lunch or supper.
- 625g parsnips , 600g peeled and cut into chunks, then peel and thinly slice 25g (1 parsnip)
- 1 litre vegetable stock
- 1 lemon, Juiced & Zested
- 2 sprigs thyme
- 150ml cream
- 3 sprinkles salt
- 3 sprinkles pepper
- 2 splashes sunflower oil, to deep fry
- 1 onion, peeled and fi nely chopped
- 2 tbsps olive oil
- 1 tbsp cumin seeds
- 1 red chilli, deseeded and fi nely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
Butternut Squash Risotto
This delicious roast squash and kale risotto is a good way to double up on your in-season ingredients in a steaming winter vegetable dish.
- 1 butternut squash
- 75ml olive oil
- 1 onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 pack curly kale, curly
- 125ml white wine
- 1 vegetable stock cube
- 50g Italian-style hard cheese, shavings
- 50g butter
- 340g Arborio rice
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