Pan-Roasted Salsify


In this recipe, salsify root is pan-roasted in ghee to give you an elegant dish to accompany your meal. Salsify may be grungy looking, but that dirty exterior hides a delightful flavor. The mix of black, green, white, and red peppercorns gives the dish a unique dimension of flavor. Use gloves when handling salsify to avoid the sticky juice getting on your hands.

close up view of Pan-Roasted Salsify garnished with dry herbs, over rice, on a stripped plate
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 ½ teaspoons multicolored peppercorns

  • 1 ½ pounds salsify roots

  • 2 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)

  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed


  1. Roughly crush peppercorns in a mortar. Set aside.

  2. Use rubber gloves at all times while preparing salsify. Rinse and scrub salsify under running water to eliminate dirt. Peel with a vegetable peeler and rinse again. Cut into 3-inch pieces. Cut lengthwise in half or even in quarters, so pieces are 3 inches long and 1/4 inch thick.

  3. Melt ghee in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sea salt and crushed peppercorns. Add salsify pieces and cover. Cook until browned, flipping pieces as needed, about 15 minutes. Place on a serving plate and top with dill before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

198 Calories
7g Fat
32g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 198
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 145mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 14mg 70%
Calcium 110mg 8%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 664mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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