Roasted Root Vegetables with Whipped Goat Cheese

Are you looking for a veggie side dish for your holiday table that will knock everyone’s socks off? Here it is! Pomegranate-glazed roasted root vegetables with whipped goat cheese is a knockout, both in flavor and appearance. 

Pomegranate-Glazed Roasted Root Vegetables with Whipped Goat Cheese

This dish combines three of the most flavorful and colorful root vegetables: carrots, beets, and turnips. They are glazed in a rich pomegranate sauce and topped with whipped goat cheese,  crunchy pistachios, and more ruby red pomegranate seeds. 

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Move over turkey and ham, this side dish is destined to be the star of the whole holiday meal. Its bright colors are inviting and the flavors will have everyone coming back for seconds. 

But don’t just save this side dish for the holidays. It’s simple enough to whip up on weeknights too. It takes about ten minutes of prep and twenty-five minutes to roast. And best yet, it’s a one-skillet dish meaning fewer dishes after dinner! 

Pomegranate-Glazed Roasted Root Vegetables with Whipped Goat Cheese

The trio of carrots, beets, and turnips really complement each other, both in taste and appearance. However, you could swap in other root veggies if you have something different on hand. Parsnips, radishes, or potatoes would all work great. 

One thing is for sure, you don’t want to skip the pomegranates or pistachios! They provide crunch and a subtle sweetness that elevates this dish. Not to mention the festive appearance they provide. 

Pomegranate-Glazed Roasted Root Vegetables with Whipped Goat Cheese

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Pomegranate-Glazed Root Vegetables with Whipped Goat Cheese
Pomegranate-Glazed Root Vegetables with Whipped Goat Cheese
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Course Side Dishes
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 3 Carrots peeled and chopped
  • 2 beets chopped
  • 1 turnip chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon, zest-only
  • 4 oz goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup Plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1/4 cup pistachios chopped
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 3 Carrots peeled and chopped
  • 2 beets chopped
  • 1 turnip chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon, zest-only
  • 4 oz goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup Plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1/4 cup pistachios chopped
Pomegranate-Glazed Root Vegetables with Whipped Goat Cheese
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Toss carrots, beets, and turnips with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place in an oven-safe dish or cast-iron skillet and roast for fifteen minutes.
  3. While veggies are roasting, heat pomegranate juice in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and cook until juice is reduced in half, approximately ten minutes.
  4. Combine goat cheese, Greek yogurt, and lemon zest in a small bowl until fully combined and creamy.
  5. Remove veggies from the oven and brush with the reduced pomegranate juice. Place back in the oven and roast for an additional ten minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
  6. Remove veggies from the oven and add dollops of whipped goat cheese mixture. Top dish with pistachios and pomegranate arils.
 

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Pomegranate-Glazed Root Vegetables with Whipped Goat Cheese

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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