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Balsamic Roasted Vegetables Recipe

Looking for an easy Balsamic Roasted Vegetables recipe? Learn how to make Balsamic Roasted Vegetables using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by dreaded1

Makes 6 servings



The Concept Mimic the simple but sumptuous diet of a third-century Greek fisherman to lose weight, live longer, and lower your risk of heart disease and cancer. Distinguishing Features Olive oil is the primary source of fat Fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables are the centerpiece of every meal Bread and pasta are served without apology Meat takes a backseat?it's eaten less frequently and in small portions Dinner usually includes a glass of red wine Flagship flavors: basil, oregano, rosemary, lemon, garlic, and mint This Is Your Diet If... You're a carb lover You enjoy a glass of wine with dinner You like fresh ingredients, simply prepared You appreciate quality rather than quantity You're concerned about heart health Probably Not for You If... You're in the market for a high-protein or low-fat diet You're a big meat-lover You thrive on culinary variety Our Assessment The emphasis on fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, and legumes make for a nutrient-rich, high-fiber diet (read: you won't be hungry). The Mediterranean way of eating is also relatively low in protein and saturated fat. Cheese or yogurt may be enjoyed daily, while eggs, fish, and meat (in particular veal and lamb) may be served only once or twice a week. Another distinguishing factor of a Mediterranean-style diet is that it can be quite high in fat (35 to 40 percent of your calories). But the focus is on healthy fats?in particular, monounsaturated fats (from olives, nuts, and avocados) and omega-3 fatty acids (from fish, flax, and nuts). Although high in calories, fat makes food tastier and meals more satisfying. The idea here is that you eat less?but enjoy it more. This is borne out by research suggesting that people who eat diets high in monounsaturated fats stay slim despite the higher fat content. The Mediterranean lifestyle plays an important supporting role to the diet plan. Lots of physical activity, fresh air, and relaxed, leisurely meals enjoyed with family and friends are part of the prescription.

Recipe Ingredients for Balsamic Roasted Vegetables

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves, pressed
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh basil
2 large red onions, halved, thinly sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips
1 orange bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips
1 pound eggplant, quartered lengthwise, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices
1/2 pound yellow squash (about 2 medium), cut into 1/3-inch-thick rounds
1/2 pound zucchini (about 2 medium), cut into 1/3-inch-thick rounds

Recipe Directions for Balsamic Roasted Vegetables

  1. Whisk vinegar and mustard in medium bowl. Gradually whisk in oil. Stir in garlic, thyme, and basil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. DO AHEAD: Dressing can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.

  2. Preheat oven to 450F. Toss onions and next 6 ingredients in large bowl; sprinkle with coarse salt and pepper. Add dressing; toss to coat. Divide between 2 large rimmed baking sheets. Roast until vegetables are tender and slightly brown around edges, about 35 minutes.

Categories

Side Dish, Mediterranean

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 286.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
233
Calories from Fat
167
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
18.6g
29%
Saturated Fat
2.6g
13%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
24mg
1%
Potassium
585mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
15.9g
5%
Dietary Fiber
5.7g
23%
Sugars
7.8g
Protein
3.0g
Vitamin A 41% Vitamin C 158%
Calcium 4% Iron 8%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
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