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Monday, 31 March 2014

Seed-Encrusted Roasted Mini Veggies



Seed-Encrusted Roasted Vegetables

Our local Waitrose supermarket is being refitted, so it's closed for a week. Quite aside from the fact that they've given us vouchers to make up for the inconvenience, one major advantage of this came in the form of some rather significant reductions on the last day before the closure. I have never seen such a polite crowd, as we all waited in the fresh produce aisles for the staff to finish making reduction, trying to grab the bargains we wanted without getting in anyone else's way.

I came away with a few packets of heavily-reduced miniature vegetables. I've looked longingly at these in the past, but the problem is that a small courgette will happily grow into a large courgette, so you pay just as much (if not more) for tiny veg. I've always struggled to justify paying more for less, so it was nice to have an excuse to indulge.

And oh, they are cute. Roasted whole, these mini vegetables make for a striking side dish. The three-seed marinade just makes them extra special.

Seed-Encrusted Roasted Vegetables

Seed-Encrusted Roasted Mini Veggies
Serves 2

2 miniature cauliflower heads
6 miniature carrots
4 miniature courgettes (zucchini)
4 miniature bell peppers (sweet not hot!)

For the dressing:
2tbsp olive oil
1tbsp soy sauce
2tsp caraway seeds
2tsp sesame seeds
1tsp nigella seeds (black sesame)
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (355°F).
  2. Keep the mini vegetables whole, but trim any excessive leaves, and wash thoroughly.
  3. Mix the seeds, oil, and soy sauce together.
  4. Liberally marinate the vegetables in the seed mixture, taking particular care to rub the liquid into the surface of the cauliflower.
  5. Arrange marinated vegetables on a baking tray.
  6. Bake for 20-25 mins, until the carrots are tender, and serve immediately.
Seed-Encrusted Roasted Vegetables


2 comments:

Rachel said...

They sound very yummy, and the seedy "dressing" will pull the disparate tastes together..

Midnight Cowgirl said...

The seed dressing sound like a great way to dress up vegetables!

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