How to roast vegetables?Dara Wechsler
Quick and Easy Holiday Roasted Vegetable Medley Tips
With the holidays just around the corner, we are all looking for the simply perfect, and no-fuss tasty side dish. Whether you’re vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, egg-free, soy-free, or doing a keto diet, you can adjust the vegetables you choose depending on your taste and dietary needs. We’ve compiled a list of some delicious and colorful medley of vegetables that are perfect for roasting.
So why should you roast vegetables this Thanksgiving?
- It’s quick and easy to prepare.
- Roasting vegetables in your oven will caramelize the flavor and add some sweetness to your meal.
- They’re a great side dish to be served alongside any protein.
- It can be prepared ahead of time for healthy meal prepping.
- It’s guaranteed to add a magnificent smell to your home.
What vegetable choices are best for a Keto Diet?
Celebrations with family and friends over the holidays can be a bit of a challenge if you’re worried about carbs and following a keto diet. Here are some great nutrient-dense low-carb, above ground, keto-friendly vegetable choices for roasting.
- Asparagus – 2 g.
- Broccoli – 4 g.
- Brussels sprouts – 5 g.
- Cabbage – 3 g.
- Cauliflower – 3 g.
- Green beans – 4 g.
- Zucchini – 3 g.
How to roast vegetables?
Here are the basics of roasting vegetables this Thanksgiving.
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
- Cut and cube your vegetables of choice (or buy them pre-chopped).
- Mix them up in a bowl with extra virgin olive oil (avocado oil), kosher salt, fresh or dried thyme, or and rosemary.
- Line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Roast them! How long does it take? Depending on the types of vegetables and sizes of them, the baking time will vary. Whatever the case, keep your eye on them as they cook and remove according to the tenderness. Below, is a chart to reference for the roasting times. It’s highly recommended to use separate baking sheets to roast veggies that have a faster cooking time to prevent burning. Also, remember not to overcrowd the tray and leave a bit of space between the veggies so they’ll cook evenly.
- Once they are done, promptly remove the tray from the oven and let them cool slightly. If you would like, before serving, toss roasted vegetables with toasted pecans and cranberries and enjoy!