Is it hard sometimes to get excited about vegetables? I know it is for me at time. I mean lets be real…can vegetables really be all that exciting?
YES they can be…
and you won’t believe how easy it can be.
Now first, things first…lets talk about what veggies to choose.
When I made this dish the first time we were having some sweet friends over for dinner and we had never had them over before. I wasn’t 100% sure what they preferred so I went a little crazy and picked quite the assortment.
When I went to the store I just couldn’t pick they all looked so good. I just had to have broccoli, onion, peppers (red & yellow) and brussel sprouts. Yes, you read that right I used all those veggies and packed them into one side dish and it was SOOOO GOOD!
It’s all in the drizzle
Now roasting veggies is delicious all on their own, but when you drizzle them a with a sweet & sticky glaze they become something so much more. There is just something so special about a balsamic glaze. Don’t worry it is super easy and you can get it whipped up in no time.
So to start with you need balsamic vinegar. There is not one in particular that I like over another, I usually buy a mid range priced version. You want it to be good enough to eat on a salad as the flavor will only intensify as it reduces.
After the balsamic comes something sweet. My preference is brown sugar or molasses, for this drizzle I went with brown sugar, but either works great. This particular drizzle is not overly sweet, I wanted to keep a little bite to the drizzle. You could also add in some chili powder to give it a little heat if you wanted.
After you combined everything you just let it cook. And you keep letting it cook. And then you let it cook some more. Yes, you let it cook until it is reduced down until it looks like syrup. That is when it is perfect.
Bring on the Veggies
Once the veggies are roasted and the sauce is reduced it is time to drizzle away. For this dinner I kept all the veggies separated (remember I didn’t know what they liked) but you could combine everything together and then drizzle away. However you choose to do it…it will be AMAZING!!
This is my go to roasted veggie side and I hope it will become yours as well.