Honey-roasted swede with chilli & cumin

Honey-roasted swede with chilli & cumin

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(8 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 45 mins - 50 mins


Serves 4
This versatile root vegetable can be roasted like a potato - with a drizzle of honey and sprinkling of spice you get a very special side dish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal97
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs10g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre3g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.1g
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  • 1 large swede, peeled and cut into large chunks
    Two slices of swede



    A member of the cabbage family, the swede is often confused with the turnip, though they look…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 1 tsp cumin seed
  • 1 large red chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • small bunch coriander, chopped


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Toss the swede in olive oil in a shallow roasting tin, then season. Roast in the oven for 35-40 mins, tossing occasionally, until the swede is golden and soft.

  2. Stir in the honey and cumin seeds, and continue to roast for 10 mins until just starting to catch. Remove and stir through the chilli and coriander to serve.

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8th May, 2017
I added half a peeled/cubed butternut squash to my prepped swede & didn't have any runny honey, so used a drizzle of maple syrup instead, but it was delicious with the cumin seeds, plus fresh chilli & coriander at the end! Perfect, more interesting side dish - will definitely make again!
17th Jan, 2016
Made on a number if occasions and really is a great recipe. You really should try it!
2nd Nov, 2014
I made this today leaving out the honey (I have type 1 diabetes) and the chilli ( didn't have any) but it was still great. The roasting really brings out the flavour. A lovely way to eat swede!
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26th Jan, 2014
Made this, with a few parsnips and carrots thrown in for good measure... delicious!
29th Dec, 2013
These were a nice healthy alternative to chips that we had with homemade burgers. I did however forget to use the cumin and next time will add more honey. The chilli gave a lovely kick, I will 100% be making these again.
30th Mar, 2013
I normally make clapshot with swede and potatoes to accompany haggis. I tried this for something different and it was amazing. I would not perhaps suggest it's the ideal match for haggis but I'll be making this again, possibly with other root veg mixed in.
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