Jersey Royal, butter bean and asparagus traybake

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 45 minutes
  • Total time: 1 hour

Serves: 4


750g Jersey Royals
400g can butter beans, drained 
230g bunch asparagus, trimmed
3 tbsp olive oil
100g fromage frais
50g watercress, ½ roughly chopped, ½ left as sprigs
2 tbsp mayonnaise


1. Preheat the oven to 200˚C, gas mark 6. Put the potatoes in a large pan and cover with cold water. Add a pinch of salt, bring to the boil, then simmer for 15 minutes, until almost tender. Drain and refresh under cool water, then thickly slice (or halve if very small) and tip onto a large baking tray. Add the butter beans and asparagus, then toss gently with the oil, season and roast for 30 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, put the fromage frais and chopped watercress in a small food processor and whizz until finely chopped and pale green. Stir in the mayonnaise and season. Serve the roasted vegetables with the extra watercress sprigs and dressing. This is great with poached eggs and/or smoked salmon for brunch.