October 28, 2019
Chili lime roasted root vegetables go with almost any main dish no matter the feature protein. Heat and citrus are good flavors to pair with a big meal.
Sheet pans are not something I replace that often.Those brown marks and cooking spots are badges of honor. The more beaten up they look the better.It takes them getting warped and uneven for me to decide to get new ones.My sheet pans get the most use in the fall and winter.I am a non-stop roasting machine!No matter the vegetable, I want to chop it, toss it in olive oil, salt and pepper and roast it in the oven.
On multiple nights, I don’t even get passed eating roasted sweet potato chunks right off the pan instead of using them in an actual recipe for dinner. When I do want to turn roasted veggies into a meal, I like to mix them with grains like couscous and quinoa or greens.
I love blurring the lines between side and main. Even though I am not an official vegetarian, I am a veggie first eater.
So often a veggie main dish is just a side in a larger portion.
These chili lime roasted root vegetables are a bit different. I consider them a true side.
With Thanksgiving coming up, I have been thinking about how to put twists on traditional sides.
You can’t go wrong with root vegetables, but I like to make them stand out with spices and citrus.
I am a huge fan of dry-rubs and that includes both turkey and vegetables.
For the root vegetables, I stir together a mix of chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper.
Then I squeeze in fresh lime juice and whisk in olive oil.
I toss the vegetables in the marinade and arrange them in a single layer on a sheet pan.
For root vegetables, I like sweet potatoes, of course, and butternut squash, onions, fingerling potatoes and parsnips.
It’s helpful to cut them in similar sizes, so they cook evenly.
Chili lime roasted root vegetables definitely go with Thanksgiving turkey and other traditional mains no matter what kind of protein. So often these meals are heavy.
Heat and citrus brighten things up on the best way.
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What temperature and how long do you roast the vegetables?
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