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Monday, June 23, 2014

Oven roasted vegetables - easy and delicious

Have you tried oven roasting vegetables?  I know it is summer and turning on the oven sounds too hot, but these are a no-tend side dish. Once you put them in to cook, leave them alone and come back in 30 minutes and your side dish will be done.
Going in the oven.....
I usually line the baking tray with foil for easier clean up but it is not essential. 

Spread a small amount of oil on the foil - for one big zucchini, a quarter of a red diced onion and 1 potato, I used 1 heaped up teaspoon of coconut oil- any oil you like to cook with would work. 

 Just cut your vegetables into bite size-ish pieces. Those potatoes are in thin wedges, long but not really thick. 

Put the vegetables on the tray and toss them around to get the oil spread around.  
Season with salt and pepper as desired and then just bake in a preheated 450 degree oven for 30 minutes.  You can stir them halfway through but it is not necessary. 

Coming out of the oven.....

Squash and zucchini bake up with some caramelization. Potatoes are almost like fried fries.
Broccoli and cauliflower get crispy. 

This has become our favorite way to cook vegetables, especially when my husband cooks the main course outside on the grill and I have prepared a tossed salad earlier in the day. 

10 comments:

  1. Yes, we love these, too. Any vegetables roasted this way are delicious. Just bought a huge bag of carrots for this very reason. Yum.

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  2. Looks delicious, sadly I am currently on a peanut butter sandwich and chocolate milk kick.
    blessings, jill

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  3. Yum! I love veggies like this, too! Any kind works...always delicious!

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  4. Yum! Making potatoes this way is one of my favorite ways to do it. I plan to try oven roasted cabbage soon.

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  5. Yes! I like roasting veggies too. I'm trying not to use the oven much now that it's hot but roasted veggies are the exception. They're so yummy and go so well with summer meals.

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  6. I love vegetables this way too. I have thrown whatever veggies are in the fridge that need used up in the oven and no matter which ones I use, they always turn out. Try using some spices as well. Garlic powder on broccoli and cauliflower is so good. I like to get creative in the kitchen :)

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  7. We love roasted vegetables. I like the ease of cooking them :) These look delicious!

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  8. We roast them on the grill, too. That way the oven doesn't heat up my house. I want to try roasting the radishes from the garden. I've read those are very tasty.

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  9. I like them too ( not in the summer heat unless I cook them early or on my little outdoor grill, but I do this alot in the winter! :)

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  10. I love roasted veggies! Have you tried roasted brussels sprouts? YUM!

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