Swede, also known as rutabaga (the common North American term for the plant), is a root vegetable that originated as a cross between the cabbage and the turnip; it is also sometimes simply called a turnip.

The roots are prepared for human consumption in a variety of ways, and the leaves can be eaten as a leaf vegetable. Click here for more information about swedes.

  1. HONEY-ROASTED SWEDE WITH CUMIN AND CHILLI

PREP TIME: 20 MINS

COOK: 50 MINS

SERVES: 5

Ingredients

– 1 large-peeled swede and cut into big portions

– 2 1/2 tbsp. Olive oil

– 2 tbsps. Honey

– tsp. Cumin seeds

– 1 finely chopped red chili, (without seeds)

– One small finely chopped coriander

Preparation

  1. Heat oven to 175 degrees and melt olive oil in a roasting tin
  2. Put the swede into olive oil, then season to your taste.
  3. Wrap in foil then roasts for 45min in the oven.
  4. Toss till its golden brown
  5. Mix with cumin seeds and honey then roast for another10mins
  6. Stir thoroughly with coriander and chili then serve

Bottom line: it is a flexible root vegetable that you can bake as potato but with a sprinkle of honey and seasoning, with spices to your taste to make an exceptional side dish

 

  1. ROAST SWEDE USING MAPLE SYRUP

Ingredients

– 1 swede, skinned and cut into sizeable chunks

– 4 tbsp. maple syrup

– 1 1/2 tbsps. Olive oil

Prepare

  1. To a preheated oven to 200 degrees, heat olive oil in a baking tray.
  2. Put the swede and cover it with oil.
  3. Pour 3 tablespoons of maple syrup then toss well.
  4. Bake/grill it but keeps on turning the tin after every 30mins till its golden brown and crispy.

Bottom line: For a better delicacy, serve this with boiled gammon or hock ham.

  1. BAKED SWEDE

Serves: 5

Ingredients

– 250ML soy cream

– A clove of garlic

– One leek

– 30g of margarine,

– 1 swede, skinned and cut up paper thin

– Salt and pepper

Preparation

  1. Heat oven to 150 degrees.
  2. Pour the soy cream and garlic into a pan.
  3. Boil and then simmer for 3 minutes
  4. Add the sliced swede and let it cook for 20min
  5. Season with pepper salt and pepper then put out the heat.
  6. Add margarine and leeks then cook for another 10min till leeks became soft.
  7. Finally, drain any excess soup, position sliced swede on a tray then bake

Bottom line: you can replace the leeks with either boiled greens (cabbage or kale)

  1. SWEDE & APPLE BAKE

Serves 5

Ingredients

– 50g margarine

– 2 shredded leeks,

– 3 sage leaves

– 100ml apple juice/white wine

– 1 swede peeled and finely sliced

– 2 thinly sliced apples,

– 50g grated vegan cheddar (optional)

Preparation

  1. On a Preheat oven of 180˚C, Flux margarine in the saucepan and fry up the leeks for 10mins,
  2. Add the sage, juice or wine and cook for 3mins.
  3. Season with pepper and salt
  4. Layer the swede, leeks and apple and leeks, cover with foil then bake for 40mins.
  5. Take out the foil, smidgen with cooking oil then bake for another15mins till its golden.

 

  1. ROASTED SWEDES AND POTATOES

Serves 5

Ingredients:

– 1 medium swede, peeled and cut into thin pieces

– 4 large peeled and finely sliced

– 2 tbsps. Olive oil

– 1tsps. Cumin seeds

– 1tbsps. Fennel seeds

– 3 garlic cloves, unpeeled

– 1 parsley leaf

– Lemon zest

Preparation

  1. To a preheated oven of 175 degrees, put swede and potato in a pan, add cold water then bring it to boil
  2. Cook for 10mins till it becomes tender, and then drain the excess liquid
  3. Melt oil in a pan put Swede then potato.
  4. Add the fennel and cumin seeds, season to your taste and cook for 5mins then add garlic and fry until its brown
  5. Wrap in foil then roast for 30min but keep turning till it becomes brown

 

About the Author, Lita Watson:

Hi there! I’m Lita, voice of Quick Easy Cook, and I’m absolutely in love with cooking blogs. I’m a beginner in cooking and i try my best to make it quick and easy. Still, it’s not always quick and easy to keep up with fancy dinners… so I keep learning and blogging about quick and easy ways to create delicious and yummy foods for my two kids and wonderful husband.

 

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