Sheep’s Milk Cheese with Roast Baby Roots and Blackcurrant Vinaigrette

Sheep’s Milk Cheese with Roast Baby Roots and Blackcurrant Vinaigrette

Ready in 30 minutes Serves 3
This dish most recently appeared in My Veggie Bag on Sunday, May 27, 2018.

Blackcurrants are rich in vitamin C, containing more than three times as much as an orange! Cavolo nero (or black cabbage in English) is an Italian variety of kale, grown in Tuscany for centuries.


Baby Roots

  • 2-3 stalks cavolo nero
  • 2 saslify
  • 2-3 baby beetroot
  • 2-3 baby turnips
  • 400g baby kumara


  • ½ sachet blackcurrant powder
  • 2 Tbsp hot water
  • 1 Tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp honey

Poached eggs

  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 4 eggs

To serve

  • 100g fresh sheep’s milk cheese
  • 40g hazelnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 230°C. Line an oven tray with baking paper. Remove tough inner stalk from cavolo nero and tear into bite sized pieces and peel salify.
  2. Cut baby beetroot, turnips and kumara in half and cut salsify into 5cm lengths. Toss on prepared tray with a drizzle of oil. Season and roast for about 22 minutes, until nearly tender. Add cavolo nero to tray, toss through and cook for a further 3 minutes, until crisp and veggies are tender.
  3. While veggies cook, whisk blackcurrant powder and water together in a medium bowl, until it forms a smooth paste. Add mustard, olive oil, vinegar and honey and whisk until combined. Season to taste and set aside
  4. For the poached eggs, bring a medium pot of water to a simmer and add vinegar.
  5. When veggies have about 5 minutes remaining, carefully crack eggs into pot of simmering water and cook for about 2 minutes, until egg white is set (4 minutes for hard poached). Remove from pot using a slotted spoon (to drain excess water) and set aside on a paper towel.
  6. To serve, divide roast baby roots between plates, top with poached eggs and crumble over fresh sheep’s milk cheese. Drizzle with blackcurrant vinaigrette and scatter with hazelnuts.

Nutritional Information

Energy 2587 kj
618 kcal
Protein 24.3g
Carbohydrate 49.3g
Fat 35.6g