Christmas mixed vegetables

James Martin’s Christmas veg made easy

To get ahead, prep these vegetables the day before then heat them up on the day

By , 14 December 2016
James Martin’s Christmas veg made easy
  • Ready in: 5 mins
  • Serves: 10
  • Price: 49p per serving

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Nutritional Info
Each 132 serving contains
  • Energy 237KJ 57KCAL
    3%
  • Fat low
    1.7g
    2%
  • Saturates low
    0.9g
    5%
  • Sugars low
    6.1g
    7%
  • Salt low
    0.13g
    2%
1
of your 5-a-day
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 237kJ/57kcal.
Ingredients
  • 400g baby turnips
  • 400g French beans, trimmed
  • 500g Chantenay carrots
  • 15g butter
Method
  • The day before: Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil.

  • Blanch each type of veg individually for 3-6mins, depending on the size. Remove with a slotted spoon, plunge into ice-cold water, then drain. Put the veg on a tray and store in the fridge.

  • On the day: Just before it's time to serve the main course, bring a large pan of water to the boil, add the veg and cook for 2-3 mins.

  • Drain and dot with the butter. Serve in a large dish.