One of the dishes I was served by Chef April Bloomfield at the Spotted Pig on my trip to NYC was a wonderful root vegetable soup. The soup she prepared was simple, but very flavorful, allowing the flavor of vegetables to stand out. Ever since, I have been in the mood to experiment with root vegetables.
One of my favorite ways to prepare vegetables is to roast them with a little bit of Balsamic vinegar. I find that roasting is especially good for root vegetables since it brings out the natural sweetness. So, I stocked up on lots of root veggies last week, as well as some Brussels sprouts (to add a bit of green to the mix), to make a big pan of roasted veggies on the weekend. To keep the dish from being too sweet, I added some goat cheese crumbles to balance things out a bit. Both my hubby and I enjoyed the veggies, which were perfect served with some simple seared chicken breast.
Roasted Winter Vegetables with Goat Cheese
- 1 large yam, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
- Handful of Brussels sprouts, halved (about 1 1/2 cups)
- 2 parsnips, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
- 3 turnips, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
- 2 carrots, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
- 2 – 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1/3 cup goat cheese crumbles
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Combine the vegetables in a mixing bowl, and drizzle with olive oil and Balsamic vinegar. Season with Kosher salt and black pepper. Toss to combine and evenly coat all of the vegetables.
Transfer the vegetables to a large baking dish and roast for 30 – 45 minutes, stirring once or twice, until the vegetables are fork tender and slightly crisp on the outside. Sprinkle with goat cheese and serve.
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