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Recipe for Roast Carrots and Parsnips with Walnuts

Serves : 6
Cooking : 50 minutes

  • 500g small carrots
  • 500g small parsnips
  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil
  • For the walnut sauce
  • 1-2 slices stale white bread (sourdough is best)
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 100ml olive or walnut oil
  • 100g walnut pieces
  • Generous handful fresh flatleaf parsley
  • 1 garlic clove

Preheat the oven to 200C/fan180C/gas 6. Wash the carrots and parsnips (but don't peel them scrub them with a nail brush). Put them into 2 large roasting trays, so they sit in a single layer. Drizzle with the oil, sprinkle with sea salt and toss together. Roast for 40 minutes, turning them over once for even colour. The oil will be slightly infused with the carrot colour and sweetness drizzle it over the vegetables when you serve them. Meanwhile, make the walnut sauce. In a large bowl, mix the bread, vinegar, about half the oil and 50ml water. As soon as the bread is soft, squash it into a loose paste. Go on, use your hands. Set aside. Roast the walnuts on a baking tray in the oven for 10 minutes until golden. Remove from the oven and, while still warm, shake off as many of the skins as you can by tossing them gently in a colander the skins will start to fall through the holes. Now either roughly crush the nuts with a pestle and mortar or rolling pin. A processor will make them too fine. Roughly chop the parsley and garlic and toss it with the bread, nuts and remaining oil. Season with salt and, if you like, freshly ground black pepper. Pour over the roasted carrots and parsnips and serve immediately.


Farm Shops near London

The following farm shops in London sell ingredients used in Roast Carrots and Parsnips with Walnuts:

Macknade Fine Foods - Farm Shop near London

Macknade Fine Foods

Faversham, Kent

Large choice of local fruit and vegetables as well as a wide range of Kentish gourmet foods.

Rectory Farm - Farm Shop near London

Rectory Farm

Oxford, Oxfordshire

Rectory Farm has just been awarded National Winner of Pick-your-own Farm of the Year 2012

Farmers Markets near London

The following farmers markets in London sell ingredients used in Roast Carrots and Parsnips with Walnuts:

South Kensington  Farmers Market - Farmers Market near London

South Kensington Farmers Market

London, Kensington and Chelsea

9 am - 2 pm. A great selection of vegetable growers will be at this market.

Twickenham Farmers Market - Farmers Market near London

Twickenham Farmers Market

Twickenham, Richmond upon Thames