Yield: 4 servings

Roasted Spicy Orange-Pomegranate Glazed Winter Vegetables

Roasted Spicy Orange-Pomegranate Glazed Winter Vegetables

Winter vegetables get tossed with a mixture that includes luscious pomegranate molasses, clementine (orange, blood orange, cara cara orange), a bit of maple syrup, and a chipotle chile in its adobo... fantastic, healthy, south-of-the-border flavor!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses, (see notes)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
  • 1 small orange , zest and juice
  • 1 small chipotle, with its adobo
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 pound brussels sprouts, sliced lengthwise (see notes)
  • 2 cups butternut squash, peeled and cubed (see notes)
  • 3-4 shallots, halved lengthwise
  • several grinds pepper
  • pomegranate arils, to garnish
  • chopped cilantro , to garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees (350 convection).
  2. Add first 6 ingredients to a personal blender or small food processor. Process until very smooth.
  3. Add the prepped root vegetables to a mixing bowl. Pour the glaze over, and toss well to combine. Season with several grinds of pepper.
  4. Spread in a single layer in a casserole or baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. I prefer my thick unglazed stone ware pan.
  5. Cook in preheated oven until tender and caramelized on the edges, stirring every 10 minutes or so. I do a 3/4" dice, and they take 25-30 minutes in my oven.
  6. To serve: Garnish with pomegranate arils and chopped cilantro.

Notes

Chipotles in adobo are dried and smoked jalapenos in sauce. They're spicy. We felt 1 small chipotle was perfect. If you can't handle heat, use a half chipotle or just a spoonful of adobo.

Pomegranate molasses is widely available in international foods sections of many markets. If you cannot find it, you can easily make it at home.

As I mentioned in the post, you can use your favorite root vegetables (ie. beets, sweet potatoes, green beans, etc.), just be sure to watch the cooking time...

Macronutrients (approximation from MyFitnessPal): 161 calories; 5 g protein; 23 g carbohydrates; 7 g fat.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

4 Servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 161 Total Fat: 7g Carbohydrates: 23g Protein: 5g
Nutrition is an approximation and for reference purposes only!