Prep 5 mins
Cook 50 mins
The best roasted vegetable recipe ever - originally from British chef Nigella Lawson's TV show. Original recipe called for halloumi cheese, but as I have trouble finding it I use any salty cheese - goat feta is wonderful; your suggestions welcomed. Have served it at many dinner parties to rave reviews, but simple enough for a weeknight. Use a large (9x11) pan - it makes a deceptively large amount. Great reheated the next day or in pitas for lunch. Warning - once you try it, you'll get cravings. Goes great with any grilled or roasted meat or serve it as a vegetarian meal.
- 1 large sweet potato
- 1 -2 large red potatoes
- 1 red onion
- 1 yellow bell pepper
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1⁄2 head garlic (several cloves)
- 4 tablespoons olive oil (I try to use slightly less, but if you don't use enough, the veggies can be too dry.)
- black pepper
- 125 g feta cheese, crumbled (or other salty cheese such as jarlsberg, halloumi)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Peel and cut the sweet potato into 2 inch cubes and put it in the pan. (Add each ingredient to the pan as you go.).
- Cut the red potato(es) into slightly smaller cubes 1-1/2 cubes (because they are denser than the sweet potato so they need to be smaller to cook in the same amount of time).
- Cut the red onion in the middle, then cut each half into 4-6 segments, discarding the dry outer skin. (the onion should still stay together in large chunks and will still have the end bit on).
- Cut peppers into 1 inch chunks (discard seeds and stem).
- Separate the cloves of garlic but no need to remove the skin.
- Add the oil and mix everything together with your hands (it's fun).
- Season with pepper, but no salt (it will make the dish watery).
- Cook for 45-55 minutes until vegetables are cooked through and the tinged with brown.
- Top with cheese and broil 5 minutes or so until brown.
- (If you want to omit the cheese, you can add a bit of coarse salt before serving.).
- Serve it right out of the pan at the table. Couldn't be easier or more delicious!
I thought this was nice as a once off, but I don't think I will make it again. I found it too bland for my taste.