How to Roast Vegetables
Vegetables are an important part of any meal. But boiling and steaming leaves them tasteless, mushy, and unappetizing. While sautéing is flavorful, it sometimes can be a hassle to watch and stir the vegetables while grease splatters on the stovetop. Roasting is the easiest (and most delicious) way to prepare vegetables.
To roast vegetables, you just need a few simple ingredients. Cut your desired vegetables into approximately two-inch pieces and preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spread the vegetables on a foil-lined baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender and browned.
You can use any kind of vegetable that you like to eat. Some springtime favorites are asparagus and carrots. Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and beets are also good options. In the summer, squash and eggplant are favorites. Feel free to add extra flavorings like garlic and fresh herbs.
So, fire up the oven and get roasting. You never would have guessed that vegetables could be so delicious.
Emily Jacobs is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyRecipes.