Sultry Spiced Vegetables

Trying to eat more veggies, but tired of the same old dishes? I was feeling this way over the weekend, so I dreamed up a recipe for a roasted vegetable salad with feta that ended up being out of this world.

roasted vegetables

I started with a giant sweet potato, a yellow onion, a peeled eggplant, a bunch of carrots, and some butternut squash chunks, cutting and peeling everything as needed. After tossing them in oil, I put the carrots, sweet potatoes, and butternut squash into a 420 degree oven to get started while I prepped the dressing.

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red pepper flakes, coriander, cumin

The dressing was really full of flavors and textures which made this veggie dish so enjoyable. I used about a teaspoon of red pepper flakes, a teaspoon of coriander seeds, crushed, and a half teaspoon of cumin. I absolutely love coriander, so I kept some of the seeds whole, roughly crushing them in a bowl with the back of a spoon.

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One of the other key ingredients in the dressing was a fig jam that was in my swag bag from the Boston Food Blogger launch party.

fig jam

To a little bowl, I added a teaspoon of the jam, the spices, and about a half cup of balsamic vinegar. Then I streamed in olive oil until the dressing tasted just right.

balsamic and fig jam

When the veggies were soft and browned, roasted to perfection, I scooped them into bowls and poured some of the dressing over them, tossing to coat all of the warm vegetables.

roasted vegetables

I cut up a bit of Athenos feta to sprinkle over the top.

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And sat down with a glass of wine and a really satisfying dinner. I planned on heating up some chicken sausage with these veggies, but I ended up pretty full from them.

roasted vegetables

Do you like roasted vegetables? What are your favorite veggies to roast?

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  1. Shannon’s avatar

    I just roasted butternut squash and parsnips the other night and tossed them with feta. SO GOOD!

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  2. Stephanie @ The Cookie Battle’s avatar

    My favorite vegetable to roast is sweet potatoes by far. Just a little salt and olive oil and they are perfect, yum!

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  3. Michelle’s avatar

    I am in LOVE with roasted vegetables this winter and my favorite is broccoli or cauliflower!

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  4. Emily @ A Cambridge Story’s avatar

    Roasted veggies and feta is a total winning combination. I am definitely trying this – love the fig addition too!

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  5. Elizabeth’s avatar

    Fig, feta and roasted veggies sounds insanely delicious.

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  6. MelissaNibbles’s avatar

    The dressing sounds delicious. I love anything with fig!

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  7. Megan’s avatar

    Sounds amazing! Roasted veggies + feta is always a winning combo!

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  8. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)’s avatar

    I love roasted veggies … especially potatoes, onions, and mushrooms.

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  9. alicia’s avatar

    Roasting veggies is my favorite way to prepare them – I don’t think there is a veggie that I DON’t like roasted!

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