Roasted Vegetable with Eggplant
Eggplants come in different sizes, shapes and colors. I never peel my eggplant so I prefer the smaller purple varieties. Smaller eggplants tend to have a softer skin. Purple eggplants have more phytonutrients compared to the white or lighter varieties.
Roasted Vegetables with Eggplant is a deliciously easy side for a holiday table. Not only did I make this recipe for our Thanksgiving dinner, our family enjoyed it for dinner this past week. And we can’t wait to have it again!
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Roasted Vegetables with Eggplant (serves 8-10)
3-4 small eggplants, trimmed at ends, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 sweet onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 large red, yellow or orange bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes (the yellow variety was used in the above picture).
1 teaspoon sea or Kosher salt
1/3 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning (oregano, basil, rosemary)
1-15 ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes
Preheat oven to 450°F. Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper (or cooking spray). Place cut veggies on baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt. In a measuring cup, combine olive oil, garlic, and Italian seasoning. Pour oil over veggies and toss well to coat. Roast in hot oven for 20-30 minutes, until desired tenderness. Turn every 10-15 minutes. Transfer entire content of baking sheet into a serving bowl. Starting with half of the can, add fire roasted tomatoes. Toss to mix. Add more tomatoes, if desired (usually half can is enough). Serve warm and enjoy!!