Roasted Cardamom Roots

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  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Cardomom Radishes
Note: You can use any root vegetables for this recipe—beets, carrots, radishes, turnips, etc. The photo above features purple daikon radishes and chioggia beets)

  • 3-1/2 lb. roots (Ex. Purple-top turnips, Purple Daikon Radishes, Chioggia Beets, etc.)
  • 3 TBSP oil
  • Salt
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 3 TBSP maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • Crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/8 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 TBSP chopped fresh cilantro (or a mix of parsley and mint)


  1. Preheat over to 450 degrees
  2. Peeled and cut your root veggies into 3/4-inch cubes or wedges
  3. Toss in olive oil, spread out on a baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes (make sure to give them a toss at the halfway point)
  4. Mix butter, maple syrup, vanilla, red pepper, coriander, cardamon and lemon juice in pan. Heat up and reduce slightly until the mixture begins to resemble a glaze.
  5. Add roots and coat in glaze.
  6. Once the glaze is fully absorbed and coated on the veggies, toss in the cilantro and serve!

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