Let’s be honest, it wouldn’t be a roast without roast potatoes! Potatoes contain resistant starch which is broken down in the gut, supporting gut health, so they are a great addition to the festive meal! It is possible however, to create delicious and crispy roast potatoes without the addition of lots of oil. This recipe uses a combination of potatoes, carrots, parsnips and red pepper to add variety and additional nutrients and uses fresh herbs and lemon to add freshness and an extra hit of flavour to the finished dish.
- 1kg Potatoes, Carrots, and Parsnips *1kg equal quantities of Potatoes, Carrots and Parsnips*
- 1 Red Pepper
- Bunch of Parsley (or any other fresh herb, such as Coriander, Basil, Chives etc)
- Juice of half a Lemon
- 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
Pre-heat the oven to 180oC.
Peel the carrots, potatoes and parsnips, and chop into equal sized pieces/chunks
Slide the red pepper into similar sized pieces, removing the seeds.
Place all of the vegetables into a roasting tray with a small amount of olive oil, salt and pepper. Then place in the oven.
Whilst the vegetables are roasting, make the dressing. Finely chop the parsley and add to a small bowl with the lemon juice, Dijon mustard and 1 tsp olive oil.
Remove the roasted vegetables after about 45-50 minutes, when they’re golden brown and crispy. Add to a serving bowl and pour over the dressing. Serve hot and garnish with extra fresh herbs if desired!