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Roasted Winter Vegetables With Creamy Vinaigrette

BY Victoria de la Maza TIMEFebruary 23, 2022 PRINT

This is a sensational, flavorful, and hands-off way to cook all kinds of vegetables. Play with what’s in season; just make sure to chop or dice everything to the same size so that they cook evenly. I salt them lightly in the beginning, as roasting vegetables naturally brings out their flavor, and I find that it’s better to taste at the end and adjust as needed.

Serves 4 to 6 as a side dish

  • 1 1/2 pound parsnips (about 4 to 5), peeled and cut into 2-by-1/2-inch strips
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into 2-by-1/2-inch strips
  • 1/2 pound Yukon gold potatoes, cut into 6 to 8 wedges
  • 1 Spanish or red onion, peeled and cut into 8 wedges
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 to 6 sprigs fresh thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

For the Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 tablespoons capers, drained

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a roasting pan, spread the vegetables out in a single layer. Drizzle with the olive oil, add the thyme, season with salt and pepper, and toss with your hands to coat. Roast in the oven for about 60 to 80 minutes, stirring halfway through or until the vegetables are soft (use a fork to test for doneness) and slightly caramelized on the edges.

In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the vinaigrette and set it aside until ready to serve.

Take the vegetables out of the oven and dress immediately with the vinaigrette. Taste to adjust seasonings and serve hot.

Victoria de la Maza is an award-winning cookbook author, columnist, and international TV host. Passionate about great food, she combines American traditions with her European heritage to create classic-with-a-twist recipes and ideas for stylish entertaining at home. Subscribe to her weekly newsletter, "Diary of a Serial Hostess,” at VictoriaDeLaMaza.substack.com
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