October 19, 2011

Oven Roasted Vegetables

Last week, I saw some yellow and orange organic beets at the Central Market. I just had to try them, so I bought them.  Both of us love roasted vegetables, so that was the easiest thing to whip up after a long day!
I used most of the root vegetables I had available, and then some other seasonal ones like acorn squash.
Since I had the oven already preheating at 400 F, I decided to have an oven roasted apple for dessert. So dinner and dessert were both ready together.
Here it goes:

Sweet Potato - 1 medium sized; peeled and diced in 1" cubes
Beet roots - 2 medium sized (I used one orange and one red); peeled and diced in 1" cubes
Onion - 1 small; peeled and diced in 1" cubes
Acorn squash - 1 small (sliced cross wise)
Cauliflower florets - 1 cup
Salt - to taste
Pepper - to taste
Olive oil - couple of drizzles
Herbs de Provence - 1 tsp
Garlic - few cloves; roughly chopped (optional)

Fuji Apple - 1 piece (cut in 1" cubes)
Cinnamon pwd - 1 pinch
Sugar - 1 pinch

  • Preheat oven to 400 F
  • Line baking sheets with aluminum foil for easy cleaning. I used a separate one for the red beets since I didnt want the color to ooze into the remaining vegetables. 
  • Place sweet potatoes, orange beet, onion, garlic and cauliflower florets on one baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt -pepper. Sprinkle the Herbs de Provence and toss so that all vegetables are coated and evenly seasoned.

  • On another sheet, place the acorn squash and red beet (slightly apart so the colour doesnt ooze onto the squash). Drizzle olive oil and seasoning as above.
Red beets and Acorn squash
  • In a separate small oven safe dish, place the chopped apples. Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon powder, and toss.

Apple sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon
  • Put all three trays into the oven and let the vegetables roast for 25-30 minutes or until fork tender. You might want to toss the vegetables once after 15 minutes or so, for even cooking. 
  • Serve with bread, cous cous or just by itself.
Oven roasted vegetables - ready to serve
  • Dont forget to enjoy the baked cinnamon apple :). It turned out so well, that I forgot to click a picture. :(
Bon Apetit!

Hetal from Houston

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