I have made up for a childhood of hating most vegetables in adulthood and love them in abundance. In summer I want salads for most meals, and in winter I love cooked vegetables.
My favourite way of eating vegetables in winter is simply oven roasted mixed vegetables. Olive oil, garlic (or not), herbs, salt and then roast them until the outer flesh is slightly caramelised and the inner flesh is nice and soft.
I also like to think of ways to wake up and add flavour to simple vegetables.
As this has become such a popular post, I have decided to keep it updated with more recent recipes for side vegetables.
Roast pumpkin with chilli yoghurt & coriander sauce
See pic above
The best BLT pasta salad
Spinach salad with grilled zucchini, peas, feta & mint
This is the most versatile salad you can get and my favourite to whip up at any braai / BBQ. It goes with meat, chicken and fish and crowd-pleaser.
Crispy noodle slaw with a soy, honey & ginger dressing
Roasted broccoli & green bean salad with burrata and lemon
Roasted tomatoes with mozzarella and basil
Avocado salad with orange & fennel
Crispy roasted new potatoes with miso & chive sour cream
Morrocan carrot & fennel salad with sultanas & pistachios
Roasted vegetable Provencal
New potato salad with fennel & radish
The famous and worlds best whole roast cauliflower recipe
Roast sweet potato with coriander dressing and spicy yoghurt
Esquites – the living best Mexican corn salad
zucchini ‘linguine with parmesan
Asparagus with anchovy butter & Parmesan
Bok choy and mushrooms with miso dressing (flash cooked)
Sweet potato shoestring fries with garlic & rosemary
Jamie Oliver’s crispy zucchini flowers with spicy ricotta & mint
Oven-roasted sweet potato ‘fries’ with orange salt
Oven-roasted beetroot (improved recipe) with pistachios and dukkah
the best ever carrots cooked in carrot juice
Broccoli pilaf with pomegranate & almonds
Chermoula aubergines with bulgur & yoghurt
Hassleback potatoes with chipotle butter
peas with salsa verde
Green beans with red onion & Pecorino
zucchini shoestring and ribbon fries
Roast beetroot & onion galette
Roasted aubergines with harissa & garlic
black mushrooms stuffed with goats cheese butter and dill
creamed onion gratin with blue cheese
Nutty black and white rice salad with peppers and raisins and ginger, soy and honey dressing
green and black bean stir fry with red pepper
roasted garlic with thyme
The best roast potatoes
easy roasted onions with thyme
roasted red cabbage steaks with cumin, chilli and Moroccan spice
crispy oven roasted onion rings with a jalapeno dip
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