Roasted vegetables are just simply divine!! That is in my opinion, well anything roasted is divine, if its roasted right and not on the verge of charcoal! I usually will roast my veggies in the oven, that is until spring hits or I should say mid 60’s and not raining outside, then its time to grill. I roasted some veggies last week when it was still cold and maybe a little snow…and then that weekend it got up to upper 60’s, oh well I grilled out anyway but I can’t wait for the spring to kick in that’s for sure.
I had some fennel bulbs, onion, carrots, along with some maroon carrots from Texas and a turnip…yup one little old lonely turnip. All with some garlic cloves, fresh dill and rosemary.
A friend of mine gave me a “Bunch” of rosemary that he got off his huge rosemary bush. I clean about half the stems off and placed them in water and have them sitting on my table and I have fresh rosemary whenever I need. They are growing roots and new tops, this is a great way to keep fresh rosemary around. I’m really hoping the roots will be enough for me to plant them myself.
So really you can use any veggies or fresh herbs or dried if you do not have fresh for roasting.
My peeled and chopped veggies
garlic (kept whole), mince the dill and the rosemary (too much rosemary can be over powering so be careful you can always add more if needed).
tossed with olive oil, salt and pepper, spread out on a baking sheet
roast on 400 degrees till tender or how ever you like them, check them every 10 to 15 minutes and give them a quick turn.
serve them up
You can serve them with your choice of meat, or maybe with a salad, you can put them in a wrap, on a burger or just by themselves are tasty.
This could be a great appetizer too, once roasted and cooled give another chop, slice a baguette, brush with olive oil, toast slices.
Serve on a platter with veggies, maybe goat cheese or feta crumbs, some pesto even some thinly sliced fresh mozzarella, let your guest make their own crostini’s. Add bowl of mixed olives, a dish of Marcona Almonds and some wine you now have a party!! Enjoy!!