Roasted Vegetable Platter with Olive Oil and Balsamic Dressing

These roasted vegetables are a beautiful centerpiece for the table, and will accompany virtually any main course. Feel free to substitute vegetables of your choice, keeping in mind that they may require different cooking times, so remove each vegetable as it becomes tender.

RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS
1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Lightly coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.

2. Place the sweet potatoes, mini potatoes, red and green peppers, asparagus, onion, mushrooms and garlic on the prepared baking sheets and lightly coat with cooking spray Bake on 2 separate racks in the oven. Remove the asparagus after 10 minutes of roasting. Turn the other vegetables after another 15 minutes. Continue to cook for 10 more minutes, just until the vegetables are tender and browned. Gently peel the skin from the garlic and squeeze out the cloves. Place vegetables and garlic on a serving platter.

3. To make the dressing, whisk together the oil, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper in a small bowl.

4. Pour the dressing over the vegetables and garnish with fresh basil and pine nuts and goat cheese, if using.

INGREDIENTS
VEGETABLES:
2 sweet potatoes, each cut into six 1/2-inch-thick slices
6 mini or fingerling potatoes, sliced in half
1 large red bell pepper, cored and cut into 6 wedges
1 large green bell pepper, cored and cut into 6 wedges
8 large asparagus spears, trimmed
1 large red onion cut into wedges
6 medium portobello mushrooms, each sliced into 4 wedges
1 head of garlic with the top sliced off, wrapped in foil
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp honey
pinch of salt and pepper

GOAT CHEESE GARNISH (OPTIONAL):
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
2 Tbsp toasted pine nuts
1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese (about 1 oz)

NOTES
Nutritional Analysis er Serving

Calories 244
Protein 6 g
Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 1.2 g
Carbohydrates 45 g
Cholesterol 2 mg
Sodium 78 mg
Fiber 5 g

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes

Make Ahead: Cook the vegetables up to a day in advance. Reheat in a 350°F oven for 10 minutes or until warmed through.

Serves 10

Nutrition Watch: Olive oil is a healthy, monounsaturated fat that helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

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