Roast Dinner Vegetables

A home cooked roast dinner is one of life’s real pleasures. Whether it’s for a special occasion such as Easter, or just on any given Sunday throughout the year, your roast dinner is something to take real pride in. The meat is often the star of the show, but what about your roast dinner vegetables? If you get them right, you'll make a great roast dinner, even better.

What Vegetables to have with a Roast Dinner?

In a recent YouGov poll, boiled broccoli was chosen as second to roasted parsnips when it comes to ideal roast dinner vegetables. Beyond broccoli and parsnips, people voted for various other vegetables such as peas, carrots, cauliflower, and green beans.

But the whole point about a roast dinner is that you put in a little bit of extra effort to make it special. So how can you do that with your roast dinner vegetables? Simply by upgrading your basic boiled broccoli to some truly delicious Tenderstem®.

With Tenderstem® broccoli, not only to do you get great flavour, but the stem provides a but the stem provides the perfect contrast to your choice of meat with its crisp and crunchy texture. That’s why the next time you’re looking for alternative roast dinner vegetables, you should pick up some Tenderstem® broccoli.

Does the Choice of Meat Make a Difference to Your Vegetable Choice?

Whether it’s lamb, beef, chicken or pork on the menu, does this impact your choice of roast dinner vegetables? After all, you only have mint sauce with lamb or horseradish with beef.

In truth, vegetables are quite versatile, and that’s especially true for Tenderstem® broccoli. Whether you’re serving it with a perfectly cooked rack of lamb, a slow roasted chicken, or tender slices of beef, the flavour of Tenderstem® will cut through the richness of the meat and provide the contrast in texture that you’re looking for.

How to Cook Vegetables for a Roast Dinner?

You can upgrade your roast dinner vegetables just by changing up the way you cook them. If you’re always boiling your veg, you might be missing out on some incredible flavour that you could gain by griddling or roasting.

Here are a few different ways you can cook Tenderstem® broccoli to go with your roast dinner:

Roast Dinner Recipes

Here’s some of our favourite roast dinner recipes that incorporate Tenderstem® broccoli.

Tenderstem® broccoli Easter gratin

If you’re looking for a side dish to your traditional Easter lamb, try this delicious gratin. All the prep can be done in advance, and this gratin has the potential to upstage the centrepiece it’s served next to.

Slow Roast Lamb Leg with Tenderstem® broccoli, Lemon & Caper Dressing

Slow-roasted, tender lamb leg, infused with mellow garlic and bay leaves makes wonderful comfort food. Cut through the richness of the lamb with Tenderstem® broccoli in a herb, lemon and caper dressing. Add some roast potatoes and you’ve got an incredible roast dinner.

Griddled Tenderstem® broccoli, Leeks, Lardons & Garden Peas

This recipe is a perfect example of veg that can be served up with roast beef. Tenderstem® broccoli combines with sweet leeks, peas, and lardons to create a sumptuous side dish for a special occasion.

Roast Chicken with Figs, Vinocotto Gravy & Tenderstem® broccoli in Tarragon & Walnut Butter

Tenderstem® broccoli is the perfect accompaniment to a roast chicken, particularly when served with this luxuriously creamy mash and indulgent tarragon and walnut butter. But if you want to swap in roast potatoes for the mash, you absolutely can do.

One-pan Roast Lunch with Sesame-Lemon Chicken, Tenderstem® broccoli & Butternut Squash, Served with Steamed Rice

A flavoursome pot roast that requires minimal fuss. Let all the flavours from the garlic, lemon and honey combine in the oven to create an unbelievable one-pot roast dinner.

Lamb Chops, Honey-Roasted Figs & Tenderstem® broccoli

This combination of lamb and honey-roasted figs is designed to delight the senses. Combined with charred Tenderstem® broccoli for a delicious crunch, a shallot and mint sauce and pine nuts to serve.