Roasted vegetable salad and homous..

I filled several oven trays with different vegetables yesterday and had great fun roasting them all…I didn’t have a plan, I just started throwing things in the oven and it went from there! 

As the various vegetables roasted and caramelised and filled the house with heavenly aromas, a plan formed, which included trying out caramelising onions in the oven for the first time. I’d read about this on the wonderful Frugal Hausfraus blog and it stuck in my mind as I love caramelised onions, but don’t always love the time it takes to cook them on the hob/stove. 

I can tell you that it works perfectly! 

I just filled an oven tray with peeled and sliced red onions, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with salt, and put it in the oven at 200C fan. I think in all it took about 25-30 minutes. Every 5 minutes I took the pan out and moved the onions around and turned them over, and kept checking until I liked the look of them. 

Isn’t that a pretty picture?? I’ll definitely be doing this again, and again, and again…you get the idea! 

At the same time I roasted several bulbs of garlic..

As well as some chunks of sweet potato..

The challenge for me was not to eat them all as soon as they came out of the oven!!! I did eat quite a lot but also managed to save enough to create some dishes..

So I made some roasted garlic homous..

And some caramelised onion homous..you can see it’s slightly pinker..

And best of all, this salad..a roasted sweet potato, roasted garlic, caramelised onion and quinoa salad, drizzled with olive oil and lemon juice..no added spices for a change, just the beauty of the natural flavour of the vegetables in all their roasted glory..

Oh. My. God. YUM!!!!!! It’s so good! It’s good cold or warm, and even better with some of the homous too πŸ™‚ 

Heaven is a bowl of roasted vegetables and homous! Colour, health and flavour in one big bowl. Love it! 

I hope you like it and that that everyone at this week’s Fiesta Friday, co hosted this week by Ahila and Diann, agree. Have a great weekend xx

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45 thoughts on “Roasted vegetable salad and homous..

  1. Angela Coleby

    Looks great! I’m popping by for dinner! πŸ˜‰ Have just been chatting with a friend on how much I miss Lebanese food and then this pops up! Yummy!
    Am interested in caramelizing the onions in the oven as I love them. I sometimes speed them along when cooking on the stove with a pinch of baking soda..

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  2. Jhuls

    I think I want to teleport now! πŸ˜€ I love caramelized onions and roasted garlic! The smell at your kitchen while you made this must have been really good!! Everything is delicious! πŸ˜› Happy FF, Elaine. x

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  3. Eha

    Yum! Usually make caramelized onions on the stovetop: this so much healthier and better in every way . . . and I just keep on looking at your garlic bulbs and think ‘I am not doing this nearly often enough’!! So ‘thank you’ dear teacher for another nudge πŸ™‚ !

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  4. Ahila

    I love the smell of roasted vegetables and have trouble not eating them as they are, when they come out of the oven. I absolutely love the combination of veggies you used in your roast – garlic, onion, sweet potato. Such a healthy and flavourful meal as a salad or as a hummus dip. Thanks for bringing both to the fiesta, Elaine!

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  5. sallybr

    Amazing! You know, I had a pizza party here last Thursday and bought some onions to caramelize. Phil cannot have onions, but I thought that we could add some as a topping for our guests – my idea was to try sous-vide because I heard they turn out spectacular by that method. But, of course, I never got to it, did not have time to caramelize on top of the stove (it was a workday after all) – so now I think I will caramelize them today and use them in a reception we are hosting tomorrow night. Will let you know… they do look pretty spectacular, as everything you make!

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      1. sallybr

        Roasting as I type – I added a smidgen of balsamic vinegar to mine, and used a mixture of red and Vidalia sweet onions. smells great so far, but I suspect it’s going to take longer than 30 minutes – I am at 25 minute mark and they are still pretty light and moist. I am using my toaster oven so I don’t heat up the house too much

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  6. Life Diet Health

    Elaine you know that’s my kind of food! πŸ˜€ Everything always looks so delicious, but that garlic! That looks amazing πŸ™‚ Is your oven gas or electric as I’ve discovered that makes a big difference? I think I’ll take a helping of everything… and I’ll be back for seconds for sure! πŸ˜€ x

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