The perfect summer garden recipe, pan roasted vegetables side dishes uses fresh summer produce from your garden or farm stand.
Spring might have finally arrived here, but I am afraid to saying anything. While most of this country is still covered in snow, the thought of fresh vegetables seems months away.
My parents winter in South Florida and I am jealous of all the fresh local seasonal veggies they have available to them. However, this won’t keep us from enjoying fresh veggies for dinner in hopes our markets will be filled with fresh Florida Veggies soon.
I made a Fresh From Florida recipe using their Shrimp that was incredible, Sweet Pepper and Shrimp Stir Fry recipe will even be better with fresh local veggies.
I checked out Fresh From Florida recipe archive and the Pan Roasted Florida vegetables side dish intrigued me for dinner. This is one of the simplest vegetable side dishes I have made.
How to Make Pan Roasted Vegetables
Don’t these fresh vegetables just make you crave for summer? There is a lot of chopping in the recipe, I did it as I went but feel free to chop everything before you even get started.
It will probably be a little less stressful and you can prepare the main dish while this is cooking.
How to Make pan roasted vegetables
The amount of vegetables in this recipe is plentiful, that you actually have to cook them in batches. I also think the vegetables needed more time then the recipe calls for. Just cook them to your families taste.
Our eggplant was huge and I am probably the only one in the family that really likes eggplant prepared this way but thought I could sneak it into this vegetable side dish.
I definitely cooked the eggplant longer than the recipe suggested to camouflage it in the dish.
There are not too many spices in this recipe, I added a little garlic salt for more flavor.
I love the colors of this easy vegetable side dish.
It makes a great for summer side dish if you don’t want to turn on your oven to roast your veggies. This side dish makes a lot so it is a great side dish for a party.
I plan on reheating the veggies and making a this Roasted Vegetable Frittata again. What local vegetable do you miss the most in the winter?
Pan Roasted Florida Vegetables Side Dish Recipe
- 1 large eggplant, large diced (remove skin if desired)
- 2 zucchini, large diced
- 2 large squash, large diced
- 2 bell peppers, seeded and diced large
- 6 cloves fresh garlic, minced
- 12 mushrooms, rinsed and quartered
- 1 large yellow onion, diced
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, hand torn
- 2 teaspoons fresh oregano, or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- canola or olive oil for cooking
- sea salt to taste
- fresh ground pepper to taste
- Pre heat a large-sized sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the hot pan. Add half of the onion to the pan and cook for 2 minutes. Add half of the garlic and all the bell peppers to the onion mixture in the pan. Continue to cook the vegetables in the pan and add all of the yellow squash and zucchini to the pan.
- Lightly season the cooking vegetables with salt and pepper. Let the vegetables cook until the squash is just crisp-tender (about two minutes). Remove the vegetables from the pan into a large serving bowl. Place the sauté pan back over the heat and use a spatula to remove any debris.
- Once the pan is hot again, add 1 tablespoon oil and the other half of the diced onion. Let the onions cook for 2 minutes and then add the garlic, mushrooms and eggplant. Lightly season the cooking vegetables with salt and pepper. Let the vegetables cook until the eggplant is just tender (about 2 minutes).
- Remove the vegetables from the pan and place them into the bowl with the other vegetables. Add the fresh herbs to the bowl of vegetables and stir to combine. Serve warm.
Nutrition InformationYield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 70Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 66mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 4gSugar 5gProtein 2g
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