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Balsamic & Feta Roasted Winter Veggies

balsamic roasted veggies with feta

Balsamic & Feta Roasted Winter Veggies

Do you prefer sweet or savoury meals? Why not both, together! A couple weeks ago, I contributed these Balsamic & Feta Roasted Winter Veggies to our Sunday family meal. They were a huge hit! I was thrilled and immediately shared the photo on my Instagram. The response was amazing. People loved the flavour combination and were requesting the recipe. Because you asked, I answered! Hope you enjoy this delicious recipe!

I am obsessed with this meal because it’s a versatile recipe, using minimal ingredients and the veggies can be cut in advance to have a quick meal assembly. The flavour combination is a nice mix. Roasting veggies is the perfect way to bring out the sweetness by caramelizing the sugars. Adding a punch of saltiness with the feta cheese brings a beautiful balance of flavours. Sunflower seeds were just a cool touch to add extra crunch.

 

Serves: 4-6

Prep time: 15-20 minutes

Cook time:  40-50 minutes

 

Ingredients:

3 large carrots, peeled and cut into coins

4 parsnips, peeled and cut into coins

5 beets, peeled and sliced into chunks

2 cloves garlic, minced

3 tbsp olive oil

4 tsp balsamic vinegar

1 tsp thyme (dry)

¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled

3 tbsp sunflower seeds, roasted and unsalted

salt and pepper to taste

 

Instructions for Balsamic & Feta Roasted Winter Veggies:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 F.
  2. Cut and clean veggies and put into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Coat veggies with olive oil; add fresh garlic, thyme, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.  Toss vegetables to coat with oil and spices.
  4. Place veggies on a parchment lined baking sheet. Spread evenly.
  5. Roast your seasoned vegetables in the oven for 40-50 minutes; turning once halfway through cooking.
  6. Remove roasted veggies and place on a serving platter. Add crumbled feta cheese and sprinkle of roasted sunflower seeds.

 

Optional Garnish: Drizzle with Balsamic glaze (thick balsamic vinegar) and fresh parsley.