Roast Roots Recipe With Pomegranate Molasses

Roast roots with pomegranate molasses

  • serves 8
  • Easy

Put these gorgeous vegetables in the oven while the turkey is resting. Pomegranate molasses and cumin seeds make such a difference to this Christmas side dish - its' well worth buying the extra ingredients



  • butternut squash 500g, peeled and cut into wedges

  • parsnips 8, peeled, quartered lengthways and cores removed
  • carrots 8 orange or purple, peeled and halved or quartered lengthways
  • turnips 8, small and halved

  • olive oil
  • cumin seeds 2-3 tsp 
  • pomegranate molasses 3-4 tbsp


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Toss the veg in olive oil, then arrange on a large non-stick baking tray. Scatter over sea salt and the cumin seeds.

  • Step 2

    Roast for 30-40 minutes until tender. Drizzle over the pomegranate molasses before serving.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 168
  • Fat 2.6g
  • Carbs 28.3g
  • Fibre 10g
  • Protein 4g
  • Salt 0.2g