Nov 5, 2013

Giant white beans with roasted root vegetables and thyme

Sit back, relax and enjoy your meal.

Recipe by Gray Apron
time: 40 min + time to soak beans

  • 270 g (10 oz) giant white beans, soaked overnight
  • 900 g (about 2 lbs, one large root) celery root, peeled and coarsely sliced
  • 500 g (1 lb, 3 medium/large) carrots, peeled and coarsely sliced
  • 500 g (1 lb, 3 medium/large) parsnips, peeled and coarsely sliced
  • 2 teaspoons salt, quantity divided
  • 1 Tablespoon dry thyme
  • olive oil, about 1/4 cup
  1. Preheat oven to 230C/450F. Line a baking sheet with aluminium foil. 
  2. Place all vegetable slices on top. Generously cover (massage) with olive oil, sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of salt and thyme. Place it in the hot oven for 20-25 minutes, mixing it half way through to promote even roasting. 
  3. Meanwhile...cook beans till tender, 20 minutes in a pressure cooker. Add 1 teaspoon of salt at the end of cooking. 
  4. In a large dish, mix ready vegetables with cooked beans, drizzle with olive oil! Good warm or room temperature for later.
  • not just a plate full of goodies...try a mouth full;
  • satisfying, comforting, chewy, sweet;
  • in all kinds of flavors of the sweet: from beans, from veggies, from thyme;
  • try not to over-bake the veggies, they don't need much and can dry fast;
  • it helps if you don't slice vegetables too thin;
  • this can seriously compete with a pizza, at least for me, at least today.


  1. I just baked some carrots and parsley roots...this perfect recipe comes just in time! Thank you!

  2. Anonymous11/05/2013

    Great for diabetiker "to take away". I just soaked the beans. Kasia

  3. Bon App├ętit! Veggies and beans CAN make you happy :))) Thanks for visiting!

  4. Hi, Ela
    I enjoyed going through your recipes; great collection!
    Happy to follow ;-)

  5. in progress, but thanks! Jasna, you are on my list too. Love that Balkan touch together with your name :-)

  6. Wioletta11/13/2013

    Mialam ochote na fasole ale nie wiedzialam z czym polaczyc....wiec Twoj przepis znalazl sie w dobrym momencie :)
    Wlasnie zjadlam tylko... za mocno spieklam warzywa :(.
    nastepnym razem wyjdzie mi lepiej.

    1. ...ja tez pare razy spieklam, ale i tak poszly :)