Tasty Tuesday … Lemony Roasted Vegetables and Feta Cheese

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This simple roasted vegetable dish will be on my menu regularly!
When I noticed this recipe in the New York Times I thought “that looks really good”,
and since I had all the ingredients I decided to make this on New Years Eve.
It was incredibly tasty! What a great flavor combination.
I didn’t add extra salt since feta is rather salty already.
In the springtime I’ll try it with green asparagus and in summer I’ll use green beans.

Lemony Roasted Vegetables with Feta Cheese:

  • about 3 tablespoons good quality olive oil
  • 1/2 to 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • hot pepper flakes to taste
  • 1 red onion, peeled and cut into smallish pieces
  • 1 bunch broccolini, washed and cut into bitesize pieces (the entire stems are edible without peeling)
  • about 15 small cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced (Meyer Lemons are perfect here)
  • extra fresh lemon juice for serving
  • a few tablespoons of chopped fresh herbs if you have them
  • about 8 ounces of feta cheese, cut into 4 thick pieces

Preheat the oven to 450°.
Spread all the vegetables and lemon slices out on a large baking sheet.
Add about 3 tablespoons of olive oil and gently mix everything using your hands.
Sprinkle the cumin and pepper flakes evenly over the veggies and stir again.
Now push some spaces into the vegetables and put the chunks of feta in-between.

Roast in the center of the oven for about 20 minutes.
Take the baking sheet out of the oven and carefully turn the veggies.
Don’t disturb the feta cheese!
Roast the veggies for another 10 to 20 minutes or until everything looks done.

Be sure that you eat the lemon slices, including the peel, too! They were the best part!
The feta turns somewhat crisp on the outside and really creamy on the inside.
We had this with some couscous, but orzo, rice or faro works too.
Yum!! We are having this again tonight!

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21 thoughts on “Tasty Tuesday … Lemony Roasted Vegetables and Feta Cheese”

  1. Sabine! That sound fabulous!! I have something similar, but with oranges instead of lemon. However, it doesn’t include feta. I like that! I can’t wait to give this a go. Thanks, my friend.

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    • Yes, healthy food does taste good. I think that many people just have been conditioned to believe the opposite. When our kids were young and didn’t like a lot of the things I cooked, we insisted that they take three small bites of things they thought were awful. Today they eat a wide assortment of good food and have become excellent cooks! Though one still really hates zucchini and Swiss chard. And that’s okay. He did try it. 😉

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      • That sounds like my mom and turnip – we called what they call rutabagas “turnip” and my mom would get it, boil it and mash it and put butter on it. One of her favorite things – I never cared for it, but even when I was a kid, she made me try it and eat a scoop of it at least. I like zucchini, but I’ve never had Swiss chard.

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      • My mom always looked for the smallest turnips, about the size of a fist as she said they were not as bitter as the big ones. I must expand my horizons, though not now, when COVID is done. I stopped getting fresh greens after all the listeria and salmonella issues. I used to buy the bagged salad all the time, greens and also spinach. But have not the same few years.

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      • I’ve avoided bagged produce for many years as my husband always said that he worked on the most law suits when people got sick either from bagged produce or food samples. The fresh stuff I get now either needs to be cooked or sturdy enough to withstand a good scrubbing. But in the nice weather I will grow greens and lettuce again.

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      • Sabine – I get a daily e-mail called the “Food Poisoning Bulletin” published by the Pritzker Hageman law firm and I believe that is all they do is handle lawsuits related to issues from contaminated food. Many of the issues were regarding greens and bagged produce. One attorney made a statement that he’d never eat any bagged greens or veggies – ever. That made me stop buying it for good. I don’t blame you for growing the garden.

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