Thursday, January 22, 2009


Sunchokes, also called Jerusalem Artichokes, are a strange looking but delicious tuber completely unrelated to the artichoke. They have a bit of an artichoke flavor, hence the name. I usually roast them along with other root vegetables and recently tested a great sunchoke salad recipe for the Urban Vegan. They can be hard to find. Check farmer's markets and gourmet grocery stores.

Roasted Root Vegetables
Assorted root vegetables (carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes, sunchokes, parsnips, turnips, beets)
½ head of garlic
handful of kalamata olives
olive oil
salt and pepper

Chop an assortment of root vegetables in uniform pieces. Peel the garlic cloves and add to veggies. Drizzle with olive oil. About halfway through the cooking, add a handful of pitted olives.

Roast in a 400 degree oven for about 30-45 minutes until vegetables are tender. Season to taste.

Urban Vegan's Sunchoke Salad

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