Balsamic Glazed Roasted Veggies

If there’s one dish that beautifully captures the essence of seasonal cooking, it’s our Balsamic Glazed Roasted Veggies. This recipe is a symphony of colors, flavors, and textures, perfect for both a weeknight family dinner and an elegant gathering with friends. As a chef who appreciates the art of simplicity, I’ve crafted this dish to bring out the natural sweetness of fresh vegetables while adding a tangy, irresistible balsamic glaze.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 bell peppers, cut into chunks
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 1 red onion, cut into wedges
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut into sticks
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, zucchini, red onion, carrots, and minced garlic.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, dried thyme, salt, and pepper.
  4. Pour the balsamic mixture over the vegetables and toss until they are evenly coated.
  5. Spread the vegetables in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Roast in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the veggies are tender and slightly caramelized, stirring once halfway through.
  7. Remove from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 25-30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

These Balsamic Glazed Roasted Veggies are a delightful medley of colors and flavors. The balsamic glaze adds a perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess, making every bite a true celebration of taste.

Nutrition information: Calories: 120 | Fat: 7g | Carbohydrates: 15g | Fiber: 4g | Protein: 2g

To sum it up, these Balsamic Glazed Roasted Veggies are more than just a side dish; they are a testament to the beauty of simple, fresh ingredients coming together to create a memorable culinary experience. The vibrant colors and robust flavors will not only please your palate but also add a touch of elegance to your table. Whether enjoyed on their own or served alongside your favorite protein, these roasted veggies are bound to become a staple in your seasonal cooking repertoire.