Serves 8
4 turnips, trimmed, cut into 8 wedges
1 rutabaga, trimmed, cut into rectangles
6 carrots, trimmed, halved lengthwise
3 parsnips, trimmed, quartered lengthwise
5 each golden and red beets, trimmed, quartered lengthwise
2 tbsp (30 ml) tamari
2 tbsp (30 ml) pure maple syrup
1 tbsp (15 ml) white wine vinegar
¼ cup (60 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp (15 ml) chopped fresh thyme
1 tbsp (15 ml) chopped fresh rosemary
salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Arrange oven racks in top and bottom third of oven before preheating to 425 F (220 C).
  2. Fill a large saucepan with water, season with a couple generous pinches of salt and bring to a boil over high heat. Blanch turnips until barely tender, 1 minute. Using a slotted spoon, transfer turnips to a baking sheet. Repeat blanching with rutabaga before reducing heat to medium-high. Add carrots and parsnips to saucepan and simmer until barely tender, 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to baking sheets with turnips and rutabaga. Add yellow beets to saucepan and simmer until just tender, 5 minutes. Transfer to baking sheet and repeat with red beets. Allow all vegetables to cool for 10 minutes. Discard cooking water.
  3. Whisk together tamari, maple syrup and vinegar. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, toss vegetables with oil, thyme and rosemary before seasoning with salt and pepper. Spread vegetables in an even layer on 2 large baking sheets. Roast for 15 minutes. Drizzle vegetables with tamari mixture and continue to roast until vegetables are browned, another 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer vegetables to a platter and serve warm.
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