Roasting vegetables is my favorite way to prepare them. I usually just throw some olive oil, salt, and pepper on my vegetables and let them roast in the oven. Sometimes it’s nice to actually mix things up and throw in a few extra ingredients.
The sage is nice and earthy while the balsamic vinegar is just sweet enough. This recipe is great for any old day of the week or for a special occasion. Use any root vegetables that you have on hand. And remember to be careful while handling beets if you use them since they stain everything!
Yield: Serves 4-6
3 red beets, peeled and cut into wedges
3 turnips, peeled, if desired, and cut into wedges
3 carrots peeled, cut into 1-inch chunks
4 Tbsp butter, melted
2 Tbsp chopped fresh sage
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
Preheat an oven to 400°F.
Place the beets, turnip and carrots on a baking sheet. Pour the butter over the vegetables. Sprinkle with the sage, salt and pepper. Toss until the vegetables are coated, then spread in an even layer. Roast, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes. Continue to roast, without stirring, until the vegetables are tender, 20 to 30 minutes longer.
Using a large spatula, transfer the vegetables to a serving bowl. Pour any remaining pan juices into a small bowl and whisk in the vinegar. Drizzle over the vegetables, toss and serve. Sprinkle with chopped fennel greens.
Recipe adapted from Cooking Melangery