Honey-spiced roasted veggies
Prep 15 mins | Cook 35 mins | Serves 4 as a side dish
These delicious roasted vegetables team well with chicken, lamb and fish. Scatter with fresh pomegranate seeds just before serving if liked.
350g small Brussels sprouts, trimmed
2 bunches Dutch carrots, peeled, trimmed and halved lengthways
1/2 cauliflower, trimmed and cut into bite-sized florets (about 450g)
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tbs honey
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1/3 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
1/3 cup roasted almonds, chopped
1/3 cup Greek-style natural yoghurt
2 tbs lime juice
2 tsp (or to taste) Sriracha sauce*
Step 1 Preheat oven to 200°C fan-forced. Cut a small cross into the base of each Brussels sprout. Place sprouts, carrots and cauliflower onto a large roasting tray (or use 2 trays) lined with baking paper.
Step 2 Combine oil, honey, garlic, cumin and coriander in a screw-top jar. Season with salt and pepper. Shake until well combined. Drizzle mixture over vegetables and toss to coat. Roast, tossing once, for 30-35 minutes until vegetables are just tender. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
Step 3 To make the sriracha yoghurt, place all ingredients in small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Mix until combined.
Step 4 Sprinkle roasted vegetables with parsley and roasted almonds. Serve with the Sriracha yoghurt.
* Sriracha is a very hot chilli sauce available in the Asian sauce section in some greengrocers and most supermarkets.
Good for you ... Brussels Sprouts
Close to the top of the class for all round nutrition, supplying dietary fibre, potassium and a range of vitamins (beta carotene, C, E and the B vitamins, thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), B6, folate and pantothenic acid).
Beta carotene is converted to vitamin A in the body and is important for normal vision while it also contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system – as do vitamins B6, C and folate. Vitamin E helps protect cells from damage due to free radicals.
Vitamins B1, B2, B6 and pantothenic acid are all involved in normal energy metabolism.