Braised Root Vegetables with Olive Oil
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Braising vegetables is a quick way to bring a healthy dish to your table. This method pops the flavors in all these root vegetables. Make ahead of time and use for company, parties and soup the next day.
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Greek
  • 2 lbs. of any variety of root vegetables, peeled and cut
  • 2 sweet potatoes, quartered
  • 2 parsnips, sliced
  • 1 turnip,chopped in 1-inch pieces
  • 2 potatoes,quartered
  • 1 fennel, cored and sliced
  • 5-6 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 leeks, washed and chopped
  • 1 8-inch rosemary sprig, finely chopped
  • ½ can tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup water and more for later
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of pepper
  • 2-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • juice from one fresh lemon
  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large oven-proofed casserole add all the ingredients and gently toss. Do not crowd the vegetables.
  3. Braise the vegetables for 45-50 minutes , until softened, You may need to add a little water to keep the vegetables from sticking to the bottom.
  4. Serve with sprinkle of olive oil, fresh lemon juice and fresh bread.
Recipe by California Greek Girl at