Crispy Root Vegetables with Pumpkin Seeds and Parsley Dip

Crispy Root Vegetables with Pumpkin Seeds and Parsley Dip
This recipe is brought to you by Ocado

Crispy root vegetables are a colourful topping or a side that doubles as a post-dinner snack on the sofa. An extra idea for this sharer is to peel some of the pumpkin’s skin to crisp up in the oven, adding a crunchy extra to dunk in the dip.


  • 500ml vegetable oil
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 carrot, peeled
  • 1 parsnip, peeled
  • 2 beetroots, peeled
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • 300ml creme fraiche
  • 6 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 3 tbsp parsley


Heat the oil for deep frying (around 165C). Use a vegetable peeler to shave the veg into long wafer-thin pieces, removing any excess moisture with kitchen paper.

2.  Put a handful of slices in the oil for 2-3 minutes, until their colour deepens and they crisp up – they will get crispier as they cool, so be careful not to overcook. Remove and place onto kitchen paper.

3.  Repeat until they are all cooked, then transfer into a dish and sprinkle over the salt and cinnamon. Mix carefully by hand.

4. To make the dip, finely chop the toasted seeds and parsley then blitz in a blender with the creme fraiche, seasoning to taste.

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