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Perfect Roast Root Veggies

Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 40 mins
Portions: 4


  • 2 sweet potatoes, cubed
  • 2 potatoes, cubed
  • 1 red onion, quartered and pieces separated
  • 2 zucchini, sliced 3cm thick
  • 4 carrots
  • 75g mushrooms, ends of stems cut off
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped (1 tsp. dried)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped (2 tsp. dried)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil (optional)
  • 3 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Black pepper (a shake or two)


1.    Chop all the vegetables, as specified in the ingredient list.
2.    Preheat oven to 230°C.
3.    Mix thyme, rosemary, basil (if using), garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and pepper together in a bowl. Set aside.
4.    Put the chopped vegetables in a large bowl, then pour the oil/vinegar/herb mixture over the vegetables.
5.    Stir until all the vegetables are coated evenly.
6.    Line a baking sheet or roasting pan tray with aluminum foil, and lightly spray with cooking spray.
7.    Spread the vegetables evenly on the pan and pour the remaining oil/vinegar/herb mixture on top.
8.    Roast for 40 minutes, stirring every 15-20 minutes, or until potatoes are soft when poked with a fork.

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