Submitted by tierrabonita on Thu, 02/11/2016 - 10:07
Roast your favorite veggetables with this simple recipe.
1 cup fresh vegetables per person (choose one vegetable or a mix of several – see list below)
½ teaspoon vegetable oil (per cup of vegetables)
1 sprinkle each salt and pepper
- Wash hands with soap and water.
- Rinse vegetables, peel if desired and cut into similar-size pieces. Smaller pieces (about 1/2 inch thickness) brown more and cook more quickly. Long thin pieces (asparagus or beans) can be left whole.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Prepare a baking sheet that will hold the vegetables in a single layer. A metal baking sheet without sides allows more browning. A covering of foil or parchment paper will make cleanup easy.
- Toss the vegetable pieces with just enough oil to make them shine.
- Spread the vegetables on the baking sheet in a single layer.
- Roast until tender and slightly browned on the edges. Baking time will depend on the thickness of the pieces. Thin pieces (asparagus or beans) may take 5 minutes. Pieces about 1/2 inch thick take about 15 minutes.
- Stir or turn about halfway through the roasting for even browning.
- Move to a serving dish and sprinkle lightly with salt or seasoning of your choice.
- Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
- Try vegetables like: beets, Brussels sprouts, carrots, onions, sweet potatoes, peppers, asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, squash and more.
- Try different seasonings like: thyme, rosemary, oregano, balsamic vinegar, and lemon juice.