Do you like root vegetables? I sure do. One of the easiest way to make them is to roast them in the oven. This method keeps all the flavor and nutrients in the vegetable instead of in your water or broth. It also carmelizes the sugars in the vegetables and they taste really mild and sweet.
I enjoy eating several roasted root vegetables all together and taste the seperate flavor of each one.
CHOOSE YOUR ROOTS
You can use any roots that you like. Some root vegetables have amazing health benefits and all are full of minerals and vitamins. Here are some ideas:
Red Onion (or white or yellow)
Easy Roasted Roots
2 Sweet Potatoes
1 Red Onion
Peel and chop your veggies to the desired size for cooking. The smaller sizes will cook more quickly than the larger sizes because roots are very dense. I like to leave my beets slightly larger than everything else because honestly I want the nutrition of part raw part cooked beets and this is the best way I have found to achieve that. Bake in an oiled pan at 300 degrees until done, about 45 minutes or so.
Everything got nice and soft except for the center of the beets and that is what I want. However, you can get the beets very soft by keeping all your veggies the same size and baking for the same length of time. Again, if you leave some big and some small, the small ones will get soft all the way through but the larger ones will take longer to achieve if that is your desired result. Check on them often to be sure they are not burning and also to rotate them in the pan if needed.
When they are done, they have the most amazing flavors. You can use them many ways now like blend them into purees for soups or smoothies, pancakes and quickbreads, and also use them in roasted root sides and salads. YUM!!!