Spiralizing is a great way of creating light and colourful dishes as well as including more vegetables in your diet. In today’s post I will show you how to make simple and delicious Root Vegetable Noodles Nests.
Root vegetable noodles
Root vegetables are especially popular during winter months as they make fantastic ingredients in warming, hearty soups and stews. But they are more versatile than you might think. And there are so many of them around!
In this recipe I used a selection of the most popular and easiest to come by root vegetables: carrot, rutabaga swede, sweet potato, beet, celeriac and white potato. (I believe biologists refer to potatoes as ‘tubers’ but I think they can be considered root vegetables in the culinary context:).
Other root vegetables you can use in the same way are parsnips (pick large ones as they will spiralize better), turnip and basically any other root vegetable you can think of that’s big enough to spiralize.
How to Use Root Vegetable Noodles Nests
These Root Vegetable Noodles Nests make a delicious as well as fantastic looking side dish, and can be enjoyed as they are. With 6 different vegetables in one tray (make more if you use a larger tray!) there’ll be something for everyone, even the most fussy eaters (you can use as many or as few vegetables as you like!).
Try combining them with a low fat, easy alfredo sauce (see my Skinny Zoodle Alfredo recipe I posted a few days ago). They will also work with other sauces, such as roasted eggplant sauce, parsley pesto or white sauce.
For a light dinner idea try adding these to a pasta dish. Use a little less pasta than normally and as much of the root vegetable noodles as you like. Here is a recipe idea for using spiralized carrots – Spiralized Carrot Wholewheat Noodles.
Make these nests suit your individual preference by sprinkling with herbs (before popping in the oven), grated parmesan or perhaps serving with a mushroom pasta sauce. (Or try this other low fat mushroom sauce recipe).
Spiralizing is a great way of creating light and colourful dishes as well as including more vegetables in your diet - in today's post I will show you how to make simple and delicious Root Vegetable Noodles Nests.
- A selection of root vegetables: 1 medium carrot 1 medium beet, 1 small sweet potato, etc (similar size so they cook evenly, peeled or unpeeled), spiralized
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
- Olive oil 1 tablespoon per nest
- Onion and garlic granules to sprinkle on top
Preheat the oven to 375 F/ 190 C/ gas mark 5. Arrange the vegetable nests on a baking tray. Season to taste, sprinkle the onion and garlic granules over the whole thing, drizzle with olive oil (1 tablespoon per nest) and bake for 20-25 minutes (halfway through raise the temperature to gas mark 6 to crisp them up on top).
Serve as a side dish, add to stews and sauces.
Great as a side dish, in soups, salads, stews and casseroles.
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MORE SPIRALIZED RECIPE IDEAS
If you are a fan of spiralizing you’ll find LOTS of inspiration with these easy veggie noodles recipes.
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RECIPE LINK PARTIES
I am bringing these easy, vegan (it is #veganuary after all) Root Vegetable Noodles Nests to #CookBlogShare, hosted this week by Eb@Easy Peasy Foodie. Also sharing with Recipe of the Week, and Fiesta Friday, co-hosted this week by Diann @ Of Goats and Greens and Shinta @ Caramel Tinted Life.