Roasted carrots and parsnips with herbs

Active time: 15 min Start to finish: 1 1/4 hr

Servings: Makes 8 servings.

Ingredients

2 lb parsnips
2 lb carrots, peeled and cut diagonally into 3/4-inch-thick slices
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage
1/4 cup water

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350F.

Peel parsnips and halve each crosswise where it becomes narrow. Diagonally cut narrow portions into 3/4-inch-thick slices. Quarter wider portions lengthwise and core, then diagonally cut flesh into 3/4-inch-thick slices.

Toss parsnips and carrots with oil, salt, pepper, rosemary, and sage in a large bowl. Spread in a large shallow baking pan (1 inch deep) and pour in water. Roast vegetables in lower third of oven until tender, 50 to 55 minutes.

Cooks' notes:
Vegetables can be peeled and sliced 1 day ahead and chilled in sealed plastic bags.