Tis the season for roasting all the things, especially vegetables. As the vegetables change out in my farmer’s market, I could’t be happier to see some of my favorite comforting vegetables return. Their return brings an instant coziness to my small table.
With the slow winding down to the end of the year, more potlucks and occasions have been coming up, and bringing that instant comfort to others has been my go-to. It’s a win on many levels for me- I get to make something without driving myself crazy (cause school is still very much happening), I get to share that with others, and I can now guarantee some delicious and nourishing vegetables will be on the menu.
The combination I chose for these Roasted Fall Vegetables, leeks, beets and sweet potatoes, so far has been a hard one to beat. You’ve got just enough sweetness, and with the za’atar and garlic, a good balance of savory.
To make things more interesting and to add some healthy fats and probiotics, I paired this with a yogurt dressing, which brings an already awesome dish to the next level. The vegetables already taste great on their own, but if you want to kick up, add in the yogurt dressing.
As more gatherings and potlucks pop up, consider bringing something simple to the party. Dishes don’t have to be complicated to taste good, and you can never have too many vegetables at the table.
- 2 leeks, tops discarded, cut half inch half moons
- 2-3 medium beets (baseball size), peeled and cubed
- 2-3 medium sweet potatoes, cubed
- 2-3 tsp garlic powder
- 2-3 tsp za'atar
- extra virgin olive oil, for roasting
- 1 single serving carton of full fat yogurt, regular, Greek, or dairy-free
- 1 tbsp za'atar
- pinch of salt, to taste
Preheat oven to 425.
In a foil lined baking sheet, arrange vegetables in a single layer. Lightly drizzle olive oil over the vegetables and sprinkle with seasonings. Roast for 25-30 minutes, until beets and sweet potatoes are fork tender.
To make yogurt dressing, combine all ingredients together, adjust seasonings to your taste. Drizzle over vegetables when serving.