Honey Butter Roasted Vegetables, two ways
If I have to choose between salad and roasted vegetables, I will always choose honey butter roasted vegetables. Even over french fries. I love these roasted vegetables because they can be both. I’ve added some tips on how to turn these honey butter roasted vegetables into a great summer salad. The bitter arugula pairs great with the sweet and caramelized carrots. The potatoes make this hearty enough to be a vegetarian main course. I love the sweetness that’s brought out by caramelizing the vegetables under high heat and how it contrasts the bitter arugula. Adding the honey into the butter marinade brings out even more flavor.
Add any vegetables that need to be used up
This recipe is very versatile, which is why is works so well. You add any vegetables you like. I love petit carrots and baby zucchini, and I’ve added some notes in the recipe to give you a few ideas of other vegetable combinations. The honey butter marinade is made using grocery and pantry staples. Add in unpeeled cloves of garlic that roast in the oven and develop a sweet and subtle flavor. You can use the garlic in other recipes, or spread over some bread for the perfect side. I love how approachable this recipe is. You can make it without a trip to the grocery store.
Some tips to make this a hands off recipe
I always par boil my potatoes to make this recipe a hands off one. That way, I can put all the vegetables in at once and they’ll cook at the same time. When you’re using so many types of vegetables, you have to keep the cooking time similar. You can also achieve a similar cooking time by cutting the vegetables into a uniform size. I like keeping the vegetables in a 1.5 inch dice, and if I’m in a hurry a thin slice. Baby zucchini and petit carrots are halved lengthwise. This ensures some vegetables won’t burn while others roast. If you want to skip par boiling the potatoes, you can add the vegetables that cook quicker towards the middle of the cooking time.
Tips on how to make these honey butter roasted vegetables dairy free and vegan
You can make these honey butter vegetables dairy free by adding a dairy free butter. Skip the parmesan as well. Another easy substitute is just adding olive oil. Add a total of three tablespoons olive oil and omit the butter completely.
Honey Butter Roasted Vegetables
- Large Sheet Pan or Baking dish
- 1 cup carrots sliced
- 1 pound baby potatoes par boiled
- 1 sweet potato cubed and par boiled
- 1 garlic head seperated, not peeled
For the marinade
- 3 tbsp butter melted
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp chili flakes
- 1/4 tsp dried thyme
To serve as a salad
- 4 cups arugula
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp parmesan grated or shaved
- Preheat your oven to 420 F.
- In a small bowl mix all the ingredients listed under marinade. Set aside.
- Spread out your vegetables in a baking dish, making sure you don’t crowd it too much. Then drizzle over the butter mixture and mix to coat the vegetables.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the vegetables are caramelized around the edges and the potatoes are a light golden brown. Remove the garlic cloves, peel and mash to use in butter or spread on toast for a delicious side. Serve warm.
To turn into a salad
- This can easily be served as a salad. spread the baked vegetables on a bed of arugula. Add juices form the baking pan, and drizzle over a little olive oil and shaved parmesan. Serve immediately.
Have you tried this delicious summer recipe?
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