Of late I have looked at so many blogs that have posted recipes for roasted vegetables. They all look so delicious. Can you believe it I have never made roasted vegetables and have never eaten them before? I know that I have said this before and it will probably not be the last time I say this, the thing I love about blogging is it has made me step out of my comfort zone. I truly believe I have become a better cook since I have started my blog. I love visiting other blogs and see all the wonderful recipes, it is so inspirational.
Okay so back to the roasted vegetables. We had friends come over for dinner a while ago and I thought that would be the perfect opportunity to try some roasted vegetables. I contemplated which vegetables to roast, I didn’t want to settle for just one and I thought a combination would be more interesting. I decided upon cauliflower, broccoli, red peppers, green peppers, onion, yellow squash, zucchini, and of course garlic.
I found that this was a great combination. We all loved them and it was so easy to make. I know that is a start of a new love affair. Since then I have made roasted vegetables again and I am sure I will be making them many many more times.
4 cups cauliflower (about 1/2 of a large head)
3 cups broccoli (about 1 bunch)
1 cup red pepper (1 large pepper)
1/2 cup green pepper (1/2 large pepper)
1 cup yellow squash
3 cloves garlic
1/4 to 1/2 cup of olive oil
1/2 teaspoon thyme
Sea salt and cracked pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Wash and pat dry all vegetables. Once vegetables are dried cut them into bite size pieces except for the garlic. Take the garlic and make sure that you mince finely. Cover a large baking dish with aluminum foil and spray with olive or canola oil. Place vegetables on baking and toss with olive oil and seasonings until vegetables are well coated. Place in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until vegetables are tender. You will want to take vegetables out of oven 2 to 3 times while they are roasting and stir them; to make sure that they are roasting evenly. Serve immediately.