Roasted Root Vegetables


I've been looking for a way to replace my warm weather  salads  with something  warm and nourishing yet with a ton of fiber. Roasting veggies is amazingly filling and very satisfying. 

Roasted Root Vegetables

Prep time: 10 minutes 

Cooking time: 50 minutes

Yields: 4 people


3-4 tbsp. coconut oil
2 tbsp. fresh oregano (chopped)
4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, halved lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inch pieces
1 pound carrots, peeled, cut into 3/4 inch thick rounds (about 4 cups)
1 pound parsnips, peeled, cut into 3/4 inch thick rounds (about 4 cups)
2 medium red onions (about 1 pound), peeled, and cut into 1/2 inch thick wedges
Sea salt and ground pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF.
  2. Stir the oil and oregano in a large bowl.
  3. Add yams, carrots, parsnips, and onions and toss to coat. Sprinkle vegetables generously with sea salt and pepper and divide between prepared baking sheets. Roast veggies until tender and brown in spots, turning occasionally, for about 50 minutes.
  4. This dish can be made up to 4 hours ahead. Let it stand at room temperature. If desired, re-warm in 350ºF oven for about 15 minutes, or serve at room temperature.

Take your time in the produce section and try new veggies, roots and tubers. :)