Wood-fired Roast Vegetables

Tuck into a serving of wood-fired roast vegetables from chef Daniela Gutstadt of the Culinary Table.

Serves 8-10

IngredientsThis wood-fired roast vegetables recipe is delicious

Mixed cabbages with sweet fried onions and Parmesan:

  • savoy cabbage
  • white cabbage
  • red cabbage
  • spring onions and grated Parmesan

Hot-or-not peppers with lime salt:

  • baby sweet peppers
  • lime zest
  • coarse sea salt

Turnips, carrots and radishes with garlic and herb oil:

  • turnips
  • baby carrots
  • mixed variety radishes
  • organic garlic, crushed


Wash the vegetables, trim just the minimum (stalks, roots etc), brush lightly with olive oil, season and roast in a wood-fire or blistering hot oven until tender and golden. Garnish and season as above, with salt or to taste.

Chef Daniela Gutstadt owns and runs the Culinary Table on the outskirts of Johannesburg where she serves up aMeet Daniela Gutstadt from the Culinary Table feast that’s packed with slow-cooked flavour. Daniela’s home-made sauerkraut is also a must-try. 

Culinary Table

Lanseria Centre, R512, Johannesburg

+27 (0) 11 017 0999; [email protected]

Open Monday to Sunday for breakfast and lunch

Recipe supplied and approved by chef

Photography Francois Pistorius

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