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Easy and Delicious Vegetables with Texas Olive Ranch and Your Oven

These days with microwaves in almost every household and the latest as seen on TV gadgets continuing to come out, many forget about the simple magic of your oven. In many homes, the oven only gets used on holidays and special occasions. We want to change that and bring the oven back.

Your oven can be a catalyst for bringing incredible flavor and texture to your food. With the roasting power of your oven, you can make delicious tasting vegetables that are healthy too. Here are some recipes you can make with little effort, your oven will do almost all of the hard work.

Oven Roasted Carrots with Honey and Thyme

This recipe is for those of us who love to combine savory and sweet. The combination of honey and herbs perfectly complement the bright flavor of the carrots. Roasting them results in a tender– not mushy– texture. Oven roasted is bound to become your new favorite way to eat carrots.

Ingredients:

How To Make:

  • Preheat the oven to 200C/180C/400F/Gas 6. Cut the carrots into thick batons – try and make them similar sizes and then they will cook evenly. Place in a roasting tin, add the oil, honey and lemon juice and seasoning and toss well to mix.
  • Roast the carrots for 20-25mins, stirring halfway through this time, until the carrots are golden and tender. Scatter over the herbs and serve warm.

Oven Roasted Broccoli with Garlic

Get your greens in with this simple but flavorful broccoli dish. Pair with your favorite chicken dish for an easy weeknight meal, or eat it all on its own. With an extra kick of garlic courtesy of Texas Olive Ranch Roasted Garlic Infused Olive Oil, this savory side packs enough flavor for the whole meal.

Ingredients:

How To Make:

  1. Wash broccoli and chop into florets. Place the broccoli florets and garlic onto a baking sheet and toss. Drizzle with Texas Olive Ranch Roasted Garlic Infused Olive Oil and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Roast in an oven at 425F for about 15-20 minutes. Broccoli should be tender crisp.
  3. Remove from oven and drizzle lemon juice over the broccoli. Finish with a sprinkling of the lemon zest and Parmesan cheese.

Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are one of the most nutritious foods out there. They’re packed with beta-carotene, vitamin C, dietary fiber, and a slew of good-for-you vitamins and minerals. They also taste great with the smokey flavor of Texas Olive Ranch Mesquite Olive Oil. Eat them as a side dish or top them with baked potato toppings for an easy, nutritious meal.

Ingredients:

  • 6 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp Texas Olive Ranch Mesquite Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

How To Make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Wash the sweet potatoes and chop into 1-inch cubes.
  2. Line 2 large baking sheets with tin foil and drizzle Texas Olive Ranch Mesquite Olive Oil over them. Add chopped sweet potatoes and toss in the oil, distributing evenly.
  3. In a small bowl, combine thyme, garlic salt, chili powder, cumin, sugar, seasoned salt, and cayenne pepper. Sprinkle the seasoning mixture over the sweet potatoes and toss with your fingers to distribute evenly. Top with a sprinkling of salt and pepper.
  4. Place in the oven and roast for 30-35 minutes– until they are slightly charred on the outside.

Quick Eggplant Tomato Pizza

Craving pizza but don’t want the calories? This Italian-inspired dish is both healthy and delicious. Plus, it’s faster than delivery! It’s sure to become a go-to weeknight meal.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large eggplant, sliced into rounds
  • 1 tbsp Texas Olive Ranch Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 large red tomato, sliced into rounds (enough to cover each slice of eggplant)
  • 3 c shredded mozzarella
  • 1 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

How To Make:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. Grease a baking sheet and place eggplant rounds on it. Drizzle Texas Olive Ranch Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil over the eggplant. Sprinkle with salt and place in oven and roast for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from the oven and spread tomato sauce on each slice of eggplant. Place a slice of tomato on each slice and sprinkle the mozzarella evenly.
  4. Put the eggplant back in the oven and broil for 3-5 minutes, or until tops are golden brown and bubbly.
  5. Remove from oven and sprinkle with Parmesan, salt, and pepper.

Texas Olive Ranch Roasted Mixed Vegetables

Nutritionists recommend we eat fruits and vegetables with a variety of colors for optimal health. It’s an easy way to get all your recommended nutrients- and it’s much tastier than a multivitamin! You can incorporate these roasted veggies into just about any recipe you like– get creative!

Ingredients:

How To Make It:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Chop the veggies while the oven heats.
  2. Place the chopped vegetables onto a baking sheet, drizzle Texas Olive Ranch Hill Country Herb Garden Olive Oil and Texas Olive Ranch Red Balsamic Vinegar over the vegetables and sprinkle the thyme. Toss to distribute evenly.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes. Vegetables should be tender and slightly charred.

Texas Olive Ranch Rosemary Potatoes

Nothing makes a house feel homey quite like the smell of potatoes roasting in the oven.  Plus, potatoes are full of vitamins C and B6, manganese, phosphorus, niacin and pantothenic acid. This mouthwatering side dish gets an extra kick of rosemary flavor from Texas Olive Ranch Garden Rosemary Olive Oil.

Ingredients

How to Make It:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 F. Place chopped potatoes in a bowl with garlic, rosemary, salt, pepper, and Texas Olive Ranch Garden Rosemary Olive Oil. Toss to combine and distribute oil and seasoning evenly.
  2. Spread potatoes over a baking sheet with cut sides down. Place in oven and roast for 45-50 minutes, taking them out every now and again to stir the pan. Potatoes should be golden brown with skins crisped when done.

Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Brussels sprouts have been the “it” vegetable for a minute now– and for good reason! These mini-cabbages are full of protein and fiber, but they’re also low calorie at only 38 kcal a cup. In this recipe, the warm, nutty flavor of Texas Olive Ranch Pecan Infused Balsamic Vinegar perfectly complements the fresh green goodness of Brussels sprouts. A sprinkling of parmesan cheese tops it off for those perfect salty, savory notes that are sure to please a crowd.

Ingredients:

How To Make It:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Wash Brussels sprouts and cut off stems. Remove yellow outer leaves and halve each sprout.
  2. In a mixing bowl, toss Brussels sprouts with Texas Olive Ranch Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive OilTexas Olive Ranch Pecan Infused Balsamic Vinegar, salt, & pepper.
  3. Pour sprouts onto a sheet pan and roast for 40-45 minutes. Every 10-15 minutes, shake the pan to loosen up the sprouts.
  4. Remove from oven and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese before serving.