Oven roasted honey jalapeños sweet potatoes served with charred broccoli, brussel sprouts and roasted carrots and onions accompanied with a almond and pea rice pilaf topped with a lemon herb tahini sauce.
This might sound like there’s a lot going on here but it isn’t at all difficult to prepare. Most of you are familiar with roasting vegetables in the oven, cooking rice on the stove top and have made a sauce in a blender before. This is nothing new we’re just bringing different flavours together for a healthy weeknight, low maintenance vegetarian dinner.
Use whatever vegetables you have on hand that you can toss on a baking sheet and into the oven. You don’t need to use the exact same vegetables that are listed below. Regular potatoes will do just fine if you don’t have sweet potatoes of course you don’t get all the nutritional benefits but when in a pinch this is meant to be easy. We highly recommend the broccoli it is almost a must. Truly obsessed with how it taste when roasted to the point where its almost charred the head will turn a crisp almost black colour and that’s exactly what you want.
Be sure to cook the sweet potatoes cut side facing down for the initial roast. That’s what creates that caramelized outer edge along the skin. A simple seasoning of olive oil and salt and pepper will get all of the other veggies roasted to perfection and deliciously crispy. For the rice pilaf you can skip the peas and almonds if you don’t have any on hand or are using 2 minute rice for convenience. It was more for the added nutrients and to up the calories a little as this makes quite a filling and good amount of food but its actually very low in calories.
This really is almost a lazy meal once you put it together. Basically all the cooking happens in the oven. Your just putting the ingredients on a baking sheet and stepping away. The sauce can absolutely be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve. No more than 2 days in advance. You’ll need to give it a good stir and potentially add a bit more water as it will thicken a little overnight. The same thing goes for the sauce, substitute different herbs if you don’t have these exact ones. Herbs that are approaching going bad are perfect to go in sauces.
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