Christmas veg guide

Christmas conjures up memories of delicious food. When it comes to Christmas veg, there are memories of crispy roast potatoes and sweet carrots, creamy cauliflower cheese… and, of course, Brussels sprouts. Brussels sprouts really divide opinion, but the key to a delicious bowl of sprouts is in the cooking. Our organic vegetables, sourced locally from our family of producers, are bursting with flavour and texture, ready to make your festive feast sing. And with these tips, you’re sure to have sides to savour.

And we’re here to help you make the most of the bundles of organic produce you buy from us, with advice on serving sizes, top tips for preparing your veg, and recipe inspiration to get you excited.

How many vegetables do I need per person?

• 1-2 large potatoes
• 1 medium carrot
• 1 medium parsnip
• 4-6 per Brussels sprouts
• 3-4 florets of cauliflower
• 1 medium leek

What’s the best way to prepare my Christmas veg?

Potatoes are perfect when they’re parboiled on the hob for around 8 mins before adding to the oven. Drain, add a little flour to the potatoes, and give them a good shake before you lay them onto the roasting tin and add the oil. Through adding the flour before roasting, you will give them a little extra crispiness.

Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and leafy greens only need 8 mins, preferably in a steamer to retain their goodness and flavour. When cooking your greens and sprouts, make sure to do these last so that you don’t overcook.

To make things quicker on Christmas Day, why not peel your vegetables the day before?

This includes vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, and parsnips. By doing this, you’ll cut time and provide yourself space to focus on the centrepieces and sauces on the day.

Where can I find Christmas recipes?

We have bundles of inspiration over on our Christmas recipes page. Find delicious recipes, tried and tested by us, to serve up this Christmas.