Monday, March 7, 2011

Roasted Vegetables

One of my favorite ways to prepare vegetables is to roast them.  If you've never tried them roasted, please give it a shot.  Roasting vegetables brings out their natural sugars.  It also brings out a totally different flavor.  And before you say that you don't like vegetables, try them cooked this way.  I thought I didn't like cauliflower, but I love it roasted!  Trust me!

Yesterday I used sweet potatoes, yellow bell pepper, broccoli, and cauliflower (I bought a bag of fresh cut up broccoli and cauli from the produce aisle and threw in a couple of pieces.  I plan on roasting the rest of the bag tonight.)

Cut the large vegetables into bite sized pieces (peel the sweet potatoes first, of course).  Put all of the veggies onto a baking dish and drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle on some sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper.  Put the baking dish into a preheated 450 degree oven and bake for 20 minutes. 

If you haven't tried roasted vegetables, I urge you to do so.  If you have tried them, what are your favorite veggies to cook this way?


Marjorie said...

My favorite veggies to roast, besides the ones you mentioned, are asparagus, brussel sprouts and onions. Yummy!

Dawn said...

Oh, I love roasted asparagus (and I'm not a fan of them any other way.) I need to try the brussels because I 'think' I hate them, but I may not. lol

Just Frances said...

I love roasted veggies! I like to make a roasted veg dish with a bit of hard cheese--kind of a spin on a Greek Briami.

I think roasted veg will find the way to my menu this week!!