• 1kg new potatoes
  • 400g parsnips, halved widthways and quartered
  • 4 garlic cloves, skin on, plus 1/2 clove crushed
  • 1/2 pack roasting herb mix plus extra to serve
  • 2 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped


  1. 1

    Heat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas mark 6. Cook the potatoes in a pan of boiling water for 15 minutes, adding the parsnips halfway through until just tender. Drain the vegetables and place on a large baking tray. 

  2. 2

    To get crispy potatoes, gently press the potatoes down with a potato masher or a fork to slightly flatten them, but so they remain whole. Add the whole garlic cloves and roasting herbs to the potatoes and parsnips. Toss in 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil, season well and bake for 30 minutes until crisp. 

  3. 3

    Line an 18cm loose-bottomed cake tin with non-stick baking paper. Squeeze the garlic cloves from the skins and mix them into the veg. Tip the vegetables into the tin and press them down so they’re quite tightly packed like a cake. Drizzle over 1/2 tbsp oil and bake in the oven for 30 minutes.

  4. 4

    Meanwhile, mix the garlic, remaining oil, ½ tbsp cold water and and lemon juice together, then stir in the parsley to make a dressing. Carefully remove the cake from the tin and serve with parsley oil drizzled over.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 1243kj 297kcal 15%
  • Fat 8.0g 11%
  • Saturates 1.2g 6%
  • Sugars 8.4g 9%
  • Salt 0.03g <1%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 461kj/110kcal

Each serving provides

45.2g carbohydrate 8.8g fibre 6.1g protein One of your 5 a day

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