This hearty vegetarian bake is highly nutritious and a delicious accompaniment to roasted or grilled meats and fish.
Serves: 4
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs:Cheap as chips


    • 1 medium celeriac weighing about 700g (nearly 1½lb)
    • 300g (10oz) Chantenay carrots
    • 2tbsp olive oil
    • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
    • 600ml (1 pint) hot vegetable stock
    • 150g (5oz) pearl barley
    • 150ml (¼ pint) dry white wine or stock or water
    • 1tbsp coarsegrain honey mustard
    • Fresh, torn parsley leaves


    1. Set the oven to gas mark 6 or 200°C. Peel the celeriac, it will then weigh about 500g (1lb). Quarter it and cut the pieces into thin slices. Scrub and trim carrots and slice them thinly, lengthways.
    1. Mix the veg in a large roasting tin, or ovenproof dish, with the oil and garlic. Pour over half the stock, then cover dish tightly with foil. Bake for 30 mins.
    1. Take off foil, stir vegetables, then stir in the barley, wine and rest of the stock, put back in oven, uncovered, for 40 mins or until veg is tender. Stir in the mustard. Scatter with parsley for serving. Serve on its own or with roast or grilled meat or fish. (Not suitable for freezing but can be made in advance, then reheated for 15-20 mins).

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Nutritional information per portion

fat 8.0g saturates 1.0g calories 281(kcal)


This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.