Roasted Greek Vegetables:
Roasted Greek Veggies, splash a little mediterranean flavor into your everyday cooking. This flavorful Greek roasted vegetable recipe will add a delightful side dish to your dinner table with very little effort and make an excellent addition to other recipes like salads, wraps, and grain bowls.
Roasted Greek Veggies are the perfect side dish because they are richly flavorful, easy to make, and can be added to salads, power bowls, and wraps too. Oven roasted vegetables are an excellent kitchen staple as they are versatile, healthy, and delicious. We all get in meal ruts and Greek roasted vegetables are a simple way to change up a meal or add some flavor without a lot of work.
What Vegetables Can Be Roasted Together?
Not only is roasting simple method of cooking, it can also really kick up the flavor in a vegetable.
When it comes to roasting, there are so many combination choices:
- I love roasting bell peppers, because it brings out the natural sweetness. Combine with onion to add a melty caramelization.
- It’s nice to mix roast carrots for a bit it crunchiness, and green beans for a juicy burst when you are in the mood for a down to earth feel.
- For a sweet and savory combination, try cauliflower, butternut squash and brussels.
- Roasting artichoke with just a little lemon juice and garlic to enhance the flavor never fails the tastebuds.
Other Great Roasted Vegetable Combinations:
As there are many delicious ways to flavor vegetables, there are many great ways to combine different vegetables to aim for a direct stimulation of the senses.
Here are a few more ideas, incase you want to try other amazing roasted veggie combinations in the future 🙂
- Denser root vegetables, such as carrots, beets, potatoes, sweet potatoes, turnips, radishes, rutabaga, winter squashes all roughly cook at the same time, making them excellent choices to combine.
- Yellow Squash and Zucchini, when roasted with parmesan and herbs adds a mouth watering depth of flavor.
- Broccoli florets, mushroom and onion create a multi-textural combination, spike with garlic and balsamic to add delicious tang.
For the Roasted Greek Vegetables I used a combination of squash, tomatoes, peppers, and onions, all seasoned with tasty greek flavors, and roasted to perfection.
What Spices Should I Put on Roasted Greek Veggies?
When it comes to roasted vegetables there are a myriad of options for jazzing them up with spices. I make my own homemade Greek Spice Blend, and it is my favorite combination to add to my Greek vegetables.
But just as there are a lot of great roasted vegetable combinations, there are a lot of great seasonings too, and because roasting vegetables brings out their natural sweetness and flavors, sometimes all you need is a little salt and pepper. It just depends on your mood.
Alternatives for different spice options:
- When I am roasting peppers and onions to add to a burger or sandwich, I let the vegetables speak for themselves and just drizzle a little olive oil on them with some salt and pepper.
- If you are wanting to satisfy and Italian food craving but want a light snack, I may roast zucchini and tomato with some traditional Italian spices like oregano, garlic, and thyme, or rosemary and garlic. If that sounds delicious then try this Italian Chicken Sheet Pan Meal.
- If I’m just roasting carrots, a little cinnamon and brown sugar add an element of sweetness.
- For Greek roasted vegetables, my Greek Seasoning Blend is the best option!
We each have such unique tastes, it all comes down to what you may be craving in the moment!
Classic Spice Combinations for Roasted Vegetables:
Even though we are specifically going for a Greek inspired flavor for this recipe, its fun to consider all the other options for future reference and inspiration!
There are really countless ways to spice up and enhance the flavor of vegetables, but here are a few classic combinations to get your creative juices flowing:
- Salt and Pepper (simple enhancement of flavor)
- Rosemary and Garlic or Oregano, Garlic and Thyme (Italian flare)
- Garlic and Salt (Simple flavoring)
- Mint and Oregano (Greek style)
How Long Does it Take to Roast Vegetables?
How to roast vegetables isn’t a difficult process. However, how long it takes to roast vegetables does not have one simple answer.
Roasting time simply depends on the vegetable. Certain veggies take longer to roast than others. Some vegetables like zucchini can take as little as ten minutes to roast and then you have the artichoke that can take as long as an hour to fully cook.
The amount of time it takes just depends on the vegetable, as well as how it is cut. Typically vegetables can be roasted in 20-30 minutes or less.
The keys to roasting vegetables are:
- Cut all the vegetables you roast to relatively the same size.
- If you are roasting heartier vegetables like carrots or potatoes with more delicate vegetables like green beans or onions, you will want to keep the rows of different vegetables separate, so you can easily take the more delicate ones out of the over before the others.
- If you want a good roasted vegetable, do not overcrowd your pan. You are better off roasting in two batches, then having an overly full pan.
What Temperature Do You Roast Vegetables in the Oven?
The best temperature for roasting vegetables actually depends on what vegetables you roast. I know that is annoying. But the typical sweet spot is 425 degrees. Here are some things to keep in mind:
First, you should always allow your oven to fully pre-heat! This will ensure consistency whenever you are making your Roasted Vegetables.
Here are a few examples of more specific roasting instruction:
For the more dense root vegetables allow your oven to reach 425 degrees F, cut in about 1 1/2 inch pieces and cook for 20-25 minutes.
For cherry or grape tomatoes preferred roasting temperature is 400 degrees F for 20 minutes. For roma, or italian plum tomatoes, slice the tomatoes in half and roast at 400 degrees F for 40 minutes.
For onions, heat oven to 425, for 25-30 minutes.
For cauliflower, broccoli, and zucchini, heat oven to 425 degrees F for 20-25 minutes.
Try the Best Ever Greek Roasted Veggies!
Now that you are excited about all of the amazing options for roasting vegetables, try my Greek Roasted Vegetables. You will love them because they offer fresh flavor, that compliments the natural sweetness of the veggies, and are great as a side, or can be added to a salad, a wrap, a casserole, and more.
Other Greek inspired recipes, you’ll love:
- Greek chicken meal prep bowls
- Greek chicken skewers with tzatziki dipping sauce
- Greek Chicken Marinade
- Greek Salmon Salad
- Greek Seasoning Blend
Roasted Greek Vegetables
- 2 sweet bell peppers red orange
- 2 medium yellow squash diced
- 3 medium zucchini diced
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
- Olive oil
- 2 Tbs Greek Seasoning
- 1 Tbs minced garlic
- Preheat oven for 450 F.
- Chop vegetables
- Arrange vegetables on a baking tray and drizzle with olive oil, Greek Seasoning mixture, and minced garlic.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until tender and browning on top.
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
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