Roasted Beets Ras el Hanout

  • Yield 4 servings

Beets, carrots and red onions are seasoned with Middle Eastern spices and oven-roasted in this terrific veggie combo.

Ras el Hanout is a spice blend, which can be found in the spice section of many grocery stores and Middle Eastern specialty shops. To make your own, mix together equal parts of cardamom, ginger, allspice, cinnamon, paprika, coriander, cumin, nutmeg and turmeric. Add a pinch of cloves and black pepper at the end. This spice blend is flexible, so don’t worry if you’re missing a few spices.

Ingredients

1 pound carrots, peeled and cut in half vertically
5 medium beets, peeled and cut into quarters
2 large red onions, peeled and cut into quarters
3 teaspoons Ras el Hanout
4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Place carrots, onion wedges and beat quarters in two non-stick roasting pans in one layer. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Sprinkle the Ras el Hanout spice blend evenly over the vegetables. Drizzle the extra-virgin olive oil over the seasoned vegetables.
  4. Roast in oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until vegetables are cooked through.
  5. Let vegetables cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe by Foodistacourtesy of Meatless Monday

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