Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables

"This is my favorite dish to bring to a pot luck. It makes a very stunning and beautiful presentation and people get to taste something delicious and healthy. I hope you will try it."
photo by Laura S. photo by Laura S.
photo by Laura S.
Ready In:
1hr 20mins




  • Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
  • Wash, and prep the vegetables.
  • Place the vegetables in one layer on several well greased cookie sheets.
  • (You might want to use disposable cookie sheets to make the clean up easier, since those caramelized juices do stick to the pans).
  • Liberally brush the vegetables with oil and season with salt.
  • Roast on the upper rack of the oven until crisp-tender and some of the edges begin to char, about 15 minutes.
  • The vegetables will not all be done at the same time, so watch each pan carefully and take out those that are in danger of blackening too much.
  • Remove the vegetables to a large serving platter and arrange attractively.
  • While the vegetables are still warm drizzle on about 1/4-1/2 cup vinaigrette.
  • Then sprinkle on some salt and pepper and red pepper flakes, the garlic, sun dried tomatoes and finally the basil.
  • This should be served at room temperature.

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  1. Great idea! I roasted garlic with them and then pureed it with the vinaigrette. Delish! Will definitely make this again.
  2. This is the kind of recipe I really enjoy. Great food propared in a simple but stunning way. Lebanese eggplants [the long skinny ones] work well for this recipe and have the advantage of not needing the salting routine. Fresh basil makes the recipe for me as well.


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