Roasting vegetables is the easiest, healthiest, and most delicious cooking ever! You can use any vegetable.
I love using root vegetables — like parsnips, sweet potatoes, and carrots. Broccoli and Brussels sprouts, zucchini, onions, bell peppers, and cabbage. These cleanse your liver and help balance your hormones.
What a Healthy Score!
These are so easy to cook . . . Simply follow these steps:
Step #1 👉 Cut your vegetables down into bite-sized pieces.
Step #2 👉 Toss the veggies with your hands or a spoon with unrefined olive oil or coconut oil. Make sure the veggies are evenly coated with the oil. Use 2 tbsp. oil for every pound of veggies.
Step #3 👉 Season the veggies with sea salt and your favorite seasoning. Be generous with the seasonings and not excessive. My favorite seasonings are cardamom and cumin.
Step #4 👉 Spread your veggies evenly on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
Step #5 👉 Bake them in a 425-degree oven for about 20 to 30 minutes until they are brown and crispy.
Helpful Baking Tip for Roasting Veggies
Spread the vegetables out onto a baking sheet. You want to see a bit of space around the veggies. Crowding will make the vegetable steam instead of roast. Roast until the vegetables are tender enough to pierce with a fork and you see some charred bits on the edges.
General Roasting Times for Vegetables
Cooking times are for roasting vegetables at 425°F.
Root vegetables (beets, potatoes, carrots): 30 to 45 minutes, depending on how small you cut them
Winter squash (butternut squash, acorn squash): 20 to 60 minutes, depending on how small you cut them
Crucifers (broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts): 15 to 25 minutes
Soft vegetables (zucchini, summer squash, bell peppers): 10 to 20 minutes
Thin vegetables (asparagus, green beans): 10 to 20 minutes
Onions: 30 to 45 minutes, depending on how crispy you like them
Tomatoes: 15 to 20 minutes
📌Here are my favorite and delicious sauces to help you savor your Radically Racy and Refreshing Roasted Vegetables (see mixing instructions at bottom of recipes):
Spicy Asian Dressing
½ cup tamari
1/8 cup sesame oil
1 tablespoon grated ginger
3 cloves of garlic
3 tablespoons honey
1 tsp. sea salt
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup minced cilantro
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon honey
3/4 teaspoon salt
Spicy Turmeric Tahini Dressing
4 tablespoons tahini or sesame paste
4 tablespoons warm water
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon turmeric
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
📌Mixing instructions for all three sauces:
Blend the ingredients well and enjoy!