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.

You’ll need:

  • 3 carrots
  • 1 beetroot
  • 5 cm fresh ginger
  • 1 apple
  • ½ cup apple juice

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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.

You’ll need:

  • 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

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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.

You’ll need:

  • 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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