This recipe, although simple, packs a flavor that tastes complex. The flavors of garlic with a balsamic glaze merry together in this simple roasted vegetables that you’ll make over and over again as the perfect side dish for any meal.
We love roasted vegetables, and there is just something about roasting them that bring out the flavors unlike any other method of cooking. Plus when you roast them, you just sorta wash, slice, season, and throw them in the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes. Which means that this makes a very quick weeknight side dish! I am all about finding quick meals for weeknights because after working all day, the last thing on my mind is coming home and becoming a slave to my stove.
This recipe is not completely my own. I was inspired by Damn Delicious when she posted a delicious roasted vegetable recipe that included seasoning a way that I hadn’t thought of before. So I changed the way I roasted my vegetables and you should too!
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What do you need?
4 zucchini, washed, sliced, and slices halved
2 red onions, sliced any way you like (we chose to use larger slices, we love red onion)
2 cups green beans, fresh from the produce section, washed
1 red bell pepper, sliced
2 cloves of garlic minced, divided
¼ cup balsamic reduction, divided (and extra for after, if you want)
garlic powder, salt, pepper to taste
What do you do?
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
Cover two large sheet pans with parchment paper.
Create one single layer of vegetables on each pan.
Sprinkle one clove of minced garlic on one sheet pan and the other garlic clove on the other pan.
Season each pan with the garlic powder, salt, and pepper. You can always season more when they are finished.
Drizzle ⅛ of a cup balsamic reduction on one pan, and the rest on the other.
Roast in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until the thickest cut vegetable is almost fork tender.
This dish isn’t very good warmed up, unless you like mushy vegetables.
Be sure to use whatever vegetables your family enjoys.
If you can not find balsamic glaze in the store you can easily make your own by pouring 1 cup of balsamic vinegar into a small pan and boiling it down to a syrup consistency. Approx 20 minutes. If you go this route be sure to turn on the exhaust fan and open windows, it’s very strong!