Vegetable Medley, a vibrant mix of assorted vegetables, has been around as long as humans have been cultivating vegetables. It’s a celebration of the garden’s bounty and is the essence of fresh, healthy eating. The dish’s roots are universal; from the mixed vegetable curries of India to the ratatouille of France, cultures worldwide have a version of this dish.
But what sets a Vegetable Medley apart? It’s the harmony of flavors and textures, the play of colors and shapes. It’s like an orchestra where each vegetable is an instrument, contributing its unique note to create a symphony of flavor.
Today, I’ll walk you through my take on a classic Vegetable Medley, prepared with a twist.
Vegetable Medley RecipeCourse: Sides
1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 zucchini, sliced
1 yellow squash, sliced
1 red onion, cut into wedges
2 carrots, sliced diagonally
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 220°C (428°F).
- Prepare your vegetables. I like to cut them into shapes that highlight their natural form, and it’s visually appealing when they’re mixed.
- In a large bowl, combine the cut vegetables, olive oil, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Toss everything together until the vegetables are well coated.
- Spread the vegetables out on a large baking sheet. Make sure they’re in a single layer so they roast evenly.
- Roast the vegetables in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until they’re tender and slightly charred. You can give them a stir halfway through for even roasting.
- Once done, remove from the oven and let them cool a bit before serving.
This simple, yet flavorful Vegetable Medley is not just a side dish – it’s a star in its own right. The medley of colors and flavors brings a touch of gourmet to your everyday meals. It’s a dish that’s as versatile as it is delicious, pairing perfectly with everything from grilled meats to a bowl of quinoa. Enjoy the taste of health and freshness in every bite!
Happy cooking, folks! Remember, cooking is all about experimenting and making the dish your own. Feel free to use vegetables of your choice and play with different seasonings. After all, the best ingredient is always a dash of creativity!