Roasted Veggies- An Easy Side Dish
Roasted veggies are simple, delicious and the perfect option on a busy weeknight (check out these 30 minute meals to help keep weeknights stress-free!). Simple oven-roasted veggies are a staple in our house and the best part about them is that they're customizable! Use them as a tasty side dish, in a Buddha Bowl or just to munch on.
It's accurate to say that I'm no stranger to roasted veggies. I love them. All of them. In fact, in my house, we rock oven roasted vegetables at least twice per week.
Perks Of Roasted Veggies
- They're simple (one pan and done)
- They're easy to customize
- You can use them for other dishes
- Lots of variety
One of the reasons I love oven roasted vegetables is that they are simple to whip up which makes them perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. We always roast up double what we need and the next night we toss the into a stir fry or pasta dish.
This is easily my biggest tip to stay healthy and sane as a mom: double up.
Sheet pan veggies are also easy to customize. Below I'll give you the recipe for super tasty maple sesame ones but the truth is, we rarely measure. Instead, we eye ball and just pour spice mixes
We rock a big bowl of chopped veggies (see below) toss them in about 2 tablespoons of avocado oil ad then use some of the following combos:
- straight sea salt
- sea salt and garlic powder
- balsamic vinegar, oil, maple syrup & sea salt
- sea salt, curry powder and turmeric (check out the benefits of turmeric)
Honestly, you can put just about anything on them and they come out tasty! The reason I love a great roasted veggie recipe though is that they're so full of color!
The more color you add to your meal the more nutrients you're taking in and the better it is for your health. So, focus on color, not just one bland sad looking vegetable.
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While the recipe below calls for specific veggies, we truthfully rotate between a mixture of these:
- thinly sliced beets
- brussels sprouts (always de-steem and quarter at least- this makes them cook fasted and they end up a bit crunchy)
Choose a few of your favorites, toss in oil and seasonings and cook until the veggies are no longer hard and ever so little starting to crisp. Them turn the oven off, let them sit for ten minutes (this is crucial seriously) and devour 😉
Ingredients In The Maple Sesame Roasted Veggies
- 2 beets, large peeled and thinly sliced
- 2 large carrots, peeled and cut lengthwise
- 2 parsnips, peeled and cut lengthwise
- 15 brussels sprouts, de-stemmed and quartered
- 3 tablespoons Avocado Oil
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 tbs sesame seeds, for topping if desired
For The Maple Sesame Sauce
- 1 tbs Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon soya sauce
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
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Oven Roasted Veggies
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Prep all the veggies and place them in a large bowl. Drizzle with avocado oil and sprinkle the seat salt. Toss to coat.
Line a pan with parchment paper and spread the vegetables out evenly. Cook for twenty minutes. Use a spatula to toss the veggies.
Cook another 25 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk together all the ingredients for the sauce.
When the veggies are done. Remove them from the oven and pour the sauce over top. Use the spatula to toss and spread them around. Return them to the oven and turn the oven off.
Let them sit for ten minutes to absorb the sauce. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.
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Maple Sesame Roasted Veggies
with oil and sprinkle the seat salt. Toss to coat.
evenly. Cook for twenty minutes. Use a spatula to toss the veggies.
pour the sauce overtop. Use the spatula to toss and spread them around. Return
them to the oven and turn the oven off.
Roasted root veggies are a simple and tasty way to add vegetables into your diet. Use them to munch on when you're looking for a snack or as an easy side dish to your main course. Either way, choose your favorite veggies, spices and enjoy!
What's your go-to side dish?