It’s been a long and lovely summer, and now we are eating the fruits from our gardens and our neighbours gardens – making lots of yummy roast Mediterranean vegetables.
My neighbours have a mass of courgettes and I a glut of tomatoes. It is still sunny even though the weather is cooling, which makes roast Med veg the perfect meal for me in the afternoon or evening. It is warming but still light and fresh and summery.
Aars has also been requesting gnocchi once more, now he is back at school and the weather has cooled. It’s a yummy comfort food and goes perfectly with the veg and herbs you find around the Mediterranean.
I also think that roast veg is a perfect side dish along side most main meals – be they Mediterranean, British or Mexican! And when I am being careful with the amount of carbs I am eating I love a huge tasty bowl of these veg unadulterated as pictured above.
Which ever veg you are enjoying from your garden currently, they will probably work in a light fresh marinade. The reason I partner courgette and tomatoes with red pepper is that they all take the same amount of time to cook – and it’s not long!
Make this recipe your own – if you are a huge fan of roasted garlic and want to keep the vampires at bay use more cloves and cut them into chunks. Likewise if you fancy a bit more chilli heat use a couple of chillies per person. Mostly just enjoy!
I hope you enjoy the fruits of your garden, making tasty treats full of fresh ingredients,
It’s good to be back!
Smiles and love,