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Monday 19 March 2018

Roasted Vegetables with Herbs and Feta : A Mary Berry Classic

Who doesn't like Mary Berry recipes - and this one is one of her classics. Roasted vegetables have also become a classic over the last few decades, perhaps because Mediterranean vegetables are easy to buy or grow yourself, and of course as well as being nutritious they look so colourful on the plate too!

Serves Six
2 small or 1 large aubergine/eggplant, halved and cut into 15mm/⅝in slices
350g/12oz peeled butternut squash, cut into 2cm/¾in cubes
2 medium courgettes/zucchini, halved and cut into 1cm/½in slices
2 large red peppers, seeds removed, cut into large 4cm/1½in pieces
4 tbsp. olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the dressing
2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
4 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. caster sugar
1 heaped tsp grainy mustard
1 banana shallot, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed

To serve
100g/3½oz feta, crumbled (optional)
2 tbsp. chopped mint
2 tbsp. chopped basil

1. Preheat the oven to 220C/200 Fan/Gas 7.
2. Line two large baking trays with baking paper.
3. Put the vegetables into a bowl, add the oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss until coated. Arrange in a single layer on the baking trays.
4. Roast in the oven for 30–40 minutes, or until golden and little crisp – turn halfway through if needed. Leave to cool on the baking trays.
5. For the dressing, measure all of the dressing ingredients into a jug. Mix well and season with salt and pepper.
6. Put the vegetables on a serving platter or in a bowl. Pour over the dressing and check the seasoning. Scatter with the feta (if using), mint and basil and serve.
From an original idea here

You will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog, but please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


eileeninmd said...

Hello, this looks delicious. I love eggplant and mostly all veggies. Thanks for sharing.
Have a happy day and week ahead.

Anonymous said...

We both would enjoy this.

Tom said...

...a good meal for a cold night.

JFM said...

Another delicious meal.
Thank you Jan and the rest of the team, for all of your info and recipes and just caring about a to common ailment in our society 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Big Hugs❤❤❤

Phil Slade said...

We still use a Mary Berry recipe for our award winning Lasagne. Wolfed down by family and friends whenever we make it but very often just for two so we can eat it all.

Jo said...

Yum. I love the sound of the feta crumbled across the top.

Valerie-Jael said...

This looks great! Hugs, Valerie

carol l mckenna said...

Yummy! Great foodie photo!

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Jules said...

Delicious! A rainbow meal. I often serve mine with goats cheese but find it quite rich so might try it with Feta instead. X

Ygraine said...

Oh wow...this looks so delicious...just the thing on a freezing day like today!
Thank you so much for sharing this...I am going out to buy the ingredients as soon as I finish here...:))

Martha said...

What a wonderful recipe! I will have to make this.

Debbie said...

YuM!! a healthy and delicious meal!!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh yum! Definitely trying this one Jan.. love easy healthy recipes like this!

Christine said...

wonderful meal!

Mylittlepieceofengland said...

Isn’t it funny, a couple of decades ago I would never have thought to roast vegetables, how I was missing out! xx

Iris Flavia said...

I´ve never heard of a banana shallot!
Sounds like a yummy receipe - especially in this cold weather!

Elephant's Child said...

Yay Mary. And you.

Bill said...

Looks delicious! Roasted veggies are the best.

Ela said...

Wow !! It looks very tasty !!

William Kendall said...

It occurs to me I've never had eggplant. Or squash. Or zucchini.

Lowcarb team member said...

Thanks for all of your comments, if readers would like to know more about shallots have a look here

All the best Jan

NatureFootstep said...

looks tasty :)

Lee said...

The Mediterranean Diet is pure commonsense.

This recipe is filled with goodness; filled with everything I love, and eat regularly. I'm tempted to make this for my lunch today. Hold on! Temptation has gotten the better of me!! :)

DMS said...

YUM!!!! As a vegetarian this is speaking to me. I have to make it soon. Thanks for sharing. :)

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

What a wonderful recipe, Jan. All of the beautiful veggies along with the feta is making my mouth water. This would be a wonderful vegetarian meal. We don't eat meat with every meal, so I will have to try this recipe soon. I love Mary Berry! ♥

Dianna said...

Oh, my, Jan! The roasted vegetables look so good and the recipe sounds delicious. I had a friend gift me with a Mary Berry cookbook. Love her recipes!

The Happy Whisk said...

Mary Berry is one of THE BEST! On the planet.

It's me said...

Mmmmmmmmm...this sounds so good....have a Nice week ria x ❤️

Sandra Cox said...

This sounds SOOOO good. Herbs make all the difference don't they?
Thanks for sharing.
Hope your week is wondrous.

Crafty Green Poet said...

this is making me hungry, I need to go and cook!

Kezzie said...

I do love roasted veg- feta or halloumi or even goats cheese are great with them!

Bob Bushell said...

Nice, no, very nice.

Magic Love Crow said...

Love!!! Thank you Jan! Big Hugs!