Roasty-Toasties: 29 Veggie Delights to Heat Your Night
JULY 21, 2023
Have a seat, dear reader, and lend me your imagination, for we're about to embark on a gastronomic journey. Can you smell the waft of charred Brussels sprouts married with a hint of tangy balsamic? Do you hear the crunch of perfectly roasted potatoes dipped in zingy chermoula sauce? Can you taste the sweet caramelization of roasted carrots coaxed to perfection with sprigs of fresh rosemary? Welcome to the exciting world of roasted vegetarian cuisine. Here, carrots and caraway, parsnips and parsley, sweet potatoes and sage dance together in an exquisite symphony of flavors.
Let’s blow away the conventional wisdom that roasting belongs solely to Sunday roasts and Thanksgiving turkeys. In these 29 recipes, we redefine roasting, proving it can bring as much depth and complexity to humble vegetables as it can to a prime rib or a butterflied chicken. Roasting, we assert, is not so much a cooking method here as it is a love language for our hardworking veggies. Over the following pages, we hold nothing back in our quest to elevate this technique, making stars out of criminally overlooked parsnips, underrated Swiss chard, and even the humble beet.
Like a warm hug on a cool night, roasting transforms these everyday vegetables into a captivating ensemble of dishes, each with unique flavor notes and textures. So get ready to be wooed by the sweet, the earthy, and the herbaceous choruses of our amazing recipes.
As you navigate through these 29 wonders, we promise you'll find roasting as a powerful ally in your journey of culinary exploration. From beginners tentatively exploring plant-based eating, to seasoned vegetarians seeking to expand their palates, and even passionate omnivores looking for a side dish with flair; there's something here for everyone.
So grab your aprons, preheat your ovens, and let's tango with parsnips, whirl with turnips, and cha-cha with celeriac. Because life is too short for boring vegetables. It's time to roast our way to veggie nirvana.
Dinner at the Zoo
Roasted Potatoes and Carrots
These roasted potatoes and carrots are coated in butter, garlic and herbs, then cooked until golden brown and tender. An easy and economical side dish that pairs well with chicken, beef and seafood.
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Roasted Gnocchi & Brussels Sprouts with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette
In this quick vegetarian dinner recipe, you can skip boiling the gnocchi--they'll cook through while roasting on the sheet pan with the rest of the ingredients. If you can't find Meyer lemons, use 1 small regular lemon in Step 2 and use 4 teaspoons lemon juice and 2 teaspoons orange juice in Step 4.
Crispy Quinoa Chickpea Bowls with Roasted Broccoli and Meyer Lemon Tahini Sauce
These Crispy Quinoa Chickpea Bowls with Roasted Broccoli and Meyer Lemon Tahini Sauce are a hearty, wholesome meal that are perfect to make for meal prep! The quinoa gets crisped up in a pan which makes for such incredible texture, and the chickpeas are roasted with harissa seasoning until crispy! T...
These savory vegan roast potatoes will delight a crowd and cook up quickly! They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. These oven-roasted potatoes with paprika make the perfect side to go with the meal of your choice!
What is the easiest way to make vegetables ready for fajitas? Bake them in the oven. It is a one-pot , no-mess, easy and quick method to make fajita veggies. More flavorful than the ones in Chipotle. BONUS - we included easy homemade fajita seasoning. So grab the recipe now!