Best Roast Vegetable Medley of Your Life (Vegetarian, Gluten-Free)

by Dorothy Reinhold on June 25, 2021


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Best Roast Vegetable Medley of Your Life roasts your favorite vegetables to perfect sweetness and seasons with Parmesan, pinenuts and lemon zest for a flavor explosion.

If ever a plate of roasted vegetables will make you forget the meat, it is this one. Roasting sweetens and concentrates the flavors of all the vegetables used, and the Parmesan and pine nuts add salt and crunch, while the lemon zest adds welcome zing. 

I’m pretty much a sucker for any recipe that claims to be “the best.” Oh yeah? We’ll see about that! So when I saw “Best Broccoli of Your Life” on the blog Fantastical Sharing of Recipes, I knew I needed to write broccoli on the grocery list, and get it, stat. I might be a little looney that broccoli can make me so happy.

Bag of Mann's Vegetable Medley on a white counterBut at the store, I saw some veggies on sale that spoke to me — a bag of broccoli, carrots and cauliflower, so why not expand the idea? Plus, my store likes to mark things down when they need to be used that day. I love a good bargain, especially on fruits and vegetables, so I am always open to the manager’s specials. Sometimes I put a few manager’s specials into my cart and I call it “this is what’s for dinner!”

So I took the general broccoli recipe and tweaked it, adding carrots, cauliflower, mini bell peppers and onions, simply because I am a tweaker and cannot leave well enough alone. A few more colorful veggies = great in my book.

Broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, mini bell peppers and purple onions on a baking sheet on Shockingly Delicious

How to make Best Roast Vegetable Medley of Your Life

Mixed vegetables in a black baking dish on a white counter on Shockingly DeliciousAdd the vegetable medley, peppers, onions and garlic into your large baking pan. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss until everything is coated.

Roasted vegetables in a black baking pan on a white counter on Shockingly DeliciousRoast, and when done, add a bit more olive oil, lemon zest and toasted nuts and Parmesan shreds. Toss to mix. The residual heat of the vegetables will melt the Parm.

How to serve Best Roast Vegetable Medley of Your Life

  • Side dish to roast meats
  • Vegetarian main dish
  • Filling for a wrap or burrito
  • Pizza topping
  • Topping for cooked pasta, with fresh mozzarella melted on top

Best Roast Vegetable Medley of Your Life on a white place resting on a bright orange napkin on ShockinglyDelicious.comGo write veggies on your grocery list, and turn on the oven!

Shockingly Delicious Best Vegetable Medley of Your Life

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: Serves 4-6

Shockingly Delicious Best Vegetable Medley of Your Life

Best Vegetable Medley of Your Life roasts your favorite vegetables to perfect sweetness and seasons with Parmesan, pinenuts and lemon zest for a flavor explosion.

Ingredients

  • 1 (2-pound) bag vegetable medley -- broccoli, cauliflower and carrots (or your choice)
  • 5 mini colored sweet bell peppers, stemmed and halved
  • 1 red onion, peeled and sliced into 8 wedges
  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided use
  • 3 big pinches kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • Zest from 1 extra large lemon (1 1/2-2 tablespoons zest)
  • 1 (2-ounce) bag Melissa's Produce Italian Pine Nuts, toasted (about a scant 1/2 cup; or substitute toasted slivered almonds)
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil (optional)

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 425F degrees. Line a large, flat baking pan or sheet with foil for easy cleanup later. (I forgot to do this and it worked out OK because I had a nonstock roasting pan.)
  2. Place vegetable medley into pan, along with peppers and onions. Drizzle with 4 tablespoons olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and toss until coated. Fling garlic slices on top and roast for 25 minutes, undisturbed.
  3. Remove from oven, add remaining tablespoon olive oil, lemon zest, toasted nuts and Parmesan shreds and toss with spatulas to mix.
  4. Garnish with basil if you like, and serve!
  5. Serves 4-6, depending on appetites.

Notes

Recipe source: I got the idea from "Best Broccoli of Your Life" on FantasticalSharing.com, and Sarah credits it to Amateur Gourmet, who credits Ina Garten from her book "Back to Basics." I'm sure Ina won't mind that I tweaked her recipe to add more and different vegetables!

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