Oven Roasted Vegetable Salad is a great way to add new dimension to your dinner or lunch! Roasting vegetables brings out softer, sweeter flavors in many veggies. And best of all, it is very easy to do 🙂
You may have noticed a few of my recipes call for oven roasting vegetables. It is fair to say that is my absolute FAVORITE way to cook veggies! Just toss them in some olive oil, season and roast. It is literally that simple.
If you have never roasted vegetables, give it a try!
Let’s Make An Oven Roasted Vegetable
Here is a simple How To:
- Preheat the oven to 425-degrees
- Cut the vegetables into uniform size pieces
- Toss them in olive oil, salt and black pepper (don’t skimp on the olive oil!)
- Pour onto baking sheet, spread pieces out with spaces between
- Roast in hot oven until fork tender and the edges are toasted
Roasting times vary depending on the vegetable and the size of the pieces, but the general rule of thumb is:
- Root vegetables (beets, potatoes, carrots): 30-45 minutes
- Winter squash (butternut, acorn): 20-60 minutes
- Crucifers (broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts): 15-25 minutes
- Soft vegetables (zucchini, summer squash, bell peppers): 10-20 minutes
- Thin vegetables (asparagus, green beans): 10-20 minutes
Once you get the hang of it – and that won’t take long – try combining different vegetables. We like the classic broccoli, cauliflower and baby carrots. Just remember, you want the pieces to all be about the same size and/or thickness.
You can also experiment with different herbs and seasonings. Try adding chopped Rosemary or thyme. Or you can add a bit of cayenne pepper or hot paprika for a little kick!
When you roast vegetables, you will find that they develop a sweet, nutty, toasty flavor. A new dimension to their usual taste.
You’ll love it!
What’s Your FAVORITE Way To Cook Vegetables?
Do you have any veggie recipes you’d like to share or are looking for? Have you made an oven roasted vegetable before? What did you think of it?
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Enjoy and Be Healthy!