28 Best Low-Carb Root Vegetable Recipes – What is a Root Vegetable – Parade

<img class="addthis_shareable" src="https://static.parade.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Jicama-Arugula-Herb-Salad-with-Lime-Vinaigrette-Sugar-Free-Mom.jpg" alt="A fresh raw jicama salad tossed with fresh herbs, arugula, lettuce and a lime vinaigrette makes for a crispy and sweet, refreshing and easy low-carb side dish. Get the recipe: Jicama Arugula Herb Salad with Lime Vinaigrette&nbsp;” data-parade-image data-parade-image-placeholding> A fresh raw jicama salad tossed with fresh herbs, arugula, lettuce and a lime vinaigrette makes for a crispy and sweet, refreshing and easy low-carb side dish. Get the recipe: Jicama Arugula Herb Salad with Lime Vinaigrette  (Sugar Free Mom)

When it comes to enjoying vegetables, root vegetables are wonderfully hearty and can be incorporated in so many recipes in a variety of ways. If you’re looking for the best root vegetable recipes to enjoy this fall, but also want to stick to your low-carb diet, choosing the following root vegetables will keep you on target with your low-carb lifestyle.

What Are Root Vegetables?

Generally root vegetables like potato, carrots and sweet potato are too high in carbs to include in a low-carb or keto diet, so stick to these low-carb root vegetable options: onions, cabbage, radish, turnip, jicama, rutabaga, celeriac and cauliflower.

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How to Roast Root Vegetables

Roasting root vegetables brings out their natural sweetness and creates a delicious texture that can’t be beat, as opposed to stir frying, steaming or even microwaving. The slow process of roasting root vegetables will create that comfort food flavor you might be looking for in a great low-carb meal. Always start with a good quality oil to toss the root vegetable in before roasting. My favorite healthy oils are olive oil, coconut oil and avocado oil. Using a higher heat, about 400 to 425 degrees F, will give your root vegetable a nice crispy outer texture and create a soft, delicious center.

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Brenda Bennett is the blogger behind the popular website, SugarFreeMom.com where she shares sugar-free, low-carb, keto recipes for the whole family. Recipes are also allergy-friendly, many may be tree nut-free, peanut-free and dairy-free.