Roasted Root Vegetables and roasted veggie fries are easy to make and to eat! This is a great recipe for the busy on the go people who don’t have time to cook everyday. You can make a huge batch and then eat it through out the week. It also travels well, so you can put it in the tupperware and take it to work, school or wherever you want. I eat it hot or cold, as a side or mixed in my salad. So much better for you than french fries and more colorful and beautiful!
- 4 oz red beets, scrubbed
- 4 oz carrot, scrubbed
- 4 oz parsnip, scrubbed
- 4 oz sweet potato, scrubbed
- 4 oz red potato, scrubbed
- 1 tablespoon olive oil (may use another vegetable oil of your choice such as coconut) per pound of vegetable
- 1 tablespoon seasoning per 2 lbs of vegetable (I used the most basic seasoning because sometimes less is more! Sea salt and fresh crushed black pepper.)
- Preheat oven to 375° F/ 190° C
- Scrub the veggies under running water to clean the outside. Don’t peel veggies! Most of the nutrients are on the skin.
- Let it sit for about 10 minutes to dry.
- Dice the veggies into 1/2 inch cubes
- Weight the veggies and use the ratio given above to season appropriately.
- Toss to coat.
- Lay out on parchment lined cookie sheets.
- Bake in oven for about 35 minutes or until fork tender.
* To make root vegetables into baked fries you should cut the vegetables into 2.5 inch X 1/2 inch X 1/2 inch and follow the rest of the instructions. I used this contraption I had in my kitchen. It was handy but you can do it with a knife too. When the sweet potato was too hard I used the knife instead.
This is the
complete recipe from Chef Dan Santos over at Nourish. I used what I had at home, which
is what you see in these pictures. Two kinds of sweet potatoes and
carrots. All organic. I also did not quite follow the original directions that says to keep vegetables apart until they are done cooking because I didn’t use red beets. If I had they would have bled all over the place and at the end everything would be red hahahaha Watch out for that!