Balsamic Roasted Vegetables
Slowly roasting vegetables releases their natural sugars, creating a delicious caramelization that marry all their glorious earthy flavors into one beautiful dish. Use as much or as little of each vegetable, or add your own market picks. The beauty of roasting is there are no rules!
This recipe contains beets (golden), beets, fennel bulb, onions (red), potatoes (fingerling), squash (kabocha), olive oil, balsamic vinegar
4 - 6 Servings
- 2 Golden beets
- 2 Red beets
- 1 bulb fennel, top and stems removed
- 1 small red onion
- 1 - 2 lb. Fingerling potatoes
- 1 small Kabocha squash (or acorn squash)
- Olive oil
- Balsamic vinegar
- 1. Clean and top the beets and, along with the fingerling potatoes, drizzle with enough olive oil just to coat.
- 2. Roast whole at 400 degrees until softened, but not completely cooked (about 30 minutes).
- 3. Remove from the oven and carefully peel the beets, then cut in half.
- 4. You can leave the fingerlings whole, and slice lengthwise in half before serving, or halve them and continue roasting (both ways are delicious!)
- 5. Quarter the fennel and red onion lengthwise, and cut the kabocha into 1/2 inch wedges.
- 6. Toss all the vegetables in a bowl and drizzle enough olive oil to sufficiently coat.
- 7. Then, add a big splash of balsamic vinegar (approx. 1/4 cup), a couple hearty pinches of Kosher salt, a few good turns of fresh ground black pepper, and a small sprig of fresh rosemary.
- 8. Let roast another 30-40 minutes, turning every so often to get an even roast.