Roasted Root Vegetables

WARNING:  COLOURFUL POST

v17

Wondering the local farm market I came across a rainbow of produce.  I couldn’t resist.  All the root veggies were screaming, “Buy me!” Tonight’s dinner would be a nice steak with a side of roasted vegetables which doubled as a piece of art.

v1

v2

I started by preparing all the vegetables.  I washed, peeled, and cut all the roots into similar sized pieces so they would bake evenly.

Preparing the vegetables is the time-consuming part but the good news is you can prepare them a couple days in advance and store them in a sealed container.  The size you choose to cut them will determine the length of time in the oven.  For this recipe, cut pieces about 1-1.5 inches.

v15

When you are ready to bake, toss the vegetables with 1/2 a squeezed lemon, 4 minced garlic cloves and 2 Tbsps of olive oil.  Spread them on a lined oven tray.  I always use a baking mat.

Bake at 400º for 15 minutes.  Turn the vegetables and then roast for another 15 minutes.  This allows the caramelizing on more than 1 side of the vegetables and prevents them from sticking to the tray.  If you want them to be more caramelized you may wish to keep them in for longer.  If you have chosen to roast larger pieces, test the softness of the potato and bake longer according to your preference.

v16

Season with a bit of salt and pepper once they are finished roasting and serve warm.

Roasted Root Vegetables

author: Eve@DivineDiuum

Ingredients

4 small purple potatoes

1 purple yam

8 heirloom carrots

4 small beets

1/2 lemon, juice only

4 garlic cloves, minced

2 Tbsp olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

Directions

1.  Wash, peel and cut vegetables into even sized pieces.

2.  Toss the vegetables in olive oil, garlic, and lemon.

3.  Bake on a flat, baking sheet at 400º for 15 minutes.

4.  Flip the vegetables.

5.  Bake for another 15 minutes.

6.  Season with salt and pepper and serve.

*times will vary depending on size of vegetables and how caramelized you wish the vegetables to be.

Calories 300

Protein 5.5 g

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s