Chef Meg's Roasted Winter Vegetables

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By: , SparkPeople Blogger
1/30/2012 5:00 PM   :  9 comments   :  7,372 Views

By roasting these hearty winter vegetables, we soften their strong tastes and bring out their natural sweetness.


 
Minutes to Prepare: 15
Minutes to Cook: 30
Number of Servings: 8

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Total Fat: 3.7 gCalories: 74.7
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 48.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.3 g
  • Protein: 3.2 g

Ingredients


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 head cauliflower, broken into florets
2 small fennel bulbs, sliced (white parts only)
2 cups Brussels sprouts, about 10 ounces, ends trimmed, outer leaves removed, and cut into quarters
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 lemon, zested and juiced


Directions


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
Heat the oil in a large oven-safe saute pan. Saute the cauliflower over high heat, stirring constantly, for five minutes. 
Add the fennel and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the Brussels sprouts, thyme, pepper, and garlic; sauté for 2 minutes. 
Transfer the pan to the oven to roast for 25 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Sprinkle with lemon zest and juice.

Serve warm. Makes eight 1 cup portions (=2 servings of vegetables).

Get the full recipe here.

 
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Comments

  • PETLOVER428
    9
    @DRB13_1 roasting brussel sprouts totally transforms them. I even eat the left overs the next day cold out of the fridge as a snack! - 2/2/2012   7:45:32 PM
  • 8
    I use the crockpot in winter. - 1/31/2012   1:24:25 PM
  • 7
    Roasted winter vegetables are scrumptious - and the easiest way to cook your veggies. @KATEM200 - I used to know someone with a career as a food stylist. Her food was always cold! LOL - 1/31/2012   11:05:39 AM
  • 6
    This sounds great and the calorie count is awesome. Can't wait to try it.

    PS - Is it just me or does the picture always not match the recipe? - 1/31/2012   10:09:55 AM
  • KATEM200
    5
    @DAWNP3 LOL I was wondering the same thing. I wish I believed it had something to do with suggesting that you can substitute other kinds of winter vegetables as needed in the recipe. But in reality, I assume they're just using a stock photo. You can do that with a random picture of a person exercising in a blog about exercise, but with a recipe it just looks amateur-ish. - 1/31/2012   5:16:17 AM
  • 4
    I love the root vegetable recipe but remain skeptical that anything will make me eager to eat brussel sprouts! - 1/31/2012   1:04:55 AM
  • 3
    Roasted vegetables are scrumptious! - 1/30/2012   8:46:34 PM
  • 123ELAINE456
    2
    Will have to try roasting vegetables like this. Never have done it. Want to try it sometime soon. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. - 1/30/2012   7:30:08 PM
  • 1
    The recipe sounds delicious and I can't wait to try it. However, why does the recipe feature brussel sprouts, fennel and thyme while the picture has broccoli, carrots and flat-leaf parsley? Would have loved to see the actual recipe pictured. Still sounds delicious though. - 1/30/2012   6:16:46 PM

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