Ready to up your veggie intake? Get started with our Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables with Feta and Basil!
I totally understand that vegetables aren’t everyone’s favorite food. Sometimes they are bitter or bland – that’s no fun. Give me a chance on these roasted vegetables with feta because they are about to change your mind! You will love the combination of fresh herbs, salty feta, and lightly crisped veggies.
This recipe calls for carrots, zucchini, red onion, mushrooms, and red pepper. I dress them up in a delicious olive oil and herb blend. A side of roast vegetables can extend any meal and make it more filling.
I make sheet pan Mediterranean roast vegetables all the time because they pair well with meat, seafood, and vegetarian dishes. Check out my meal pairing suggestions below!
Why Are Vegetables Good For You?
Vegetables are an essential component of the Mediterranean diet because they are rich in antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and polyphenols.
Eating plenty of vegetables is important for maintaining a healthy blood pressure, lipid profile, and weight. The fiber in vegetables can also help reduce cholesterol and support balanced blood sugar levels.
A large meta-analysis study looked at individuals’ intake of fruits and vegetables and followed them forward in time to understand their risk of developing chronic diseases. The results showed that greater intake of fruits and vegetables was associated with significantly lower risk of cancer, stroke, and cardiovascular disease. It’s no question that vegetables are truly a superfood we want to incorporate into meals everyday!
What Are The Best Herbs For Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables?
Herbs are one of my favorite ways to elevate any meal. I love using both dried and fresh herbs for different recipes, or a combination. Dried herbs are great in roasted vegetable recipes because the cooking process and oils bring out their fresh flavor.
Fresh herbs are wonderful for dressings and garnishes. Why not use both! This recipe calls for dried oregano to roast with the vegetables, and then we add fresh basil as a garnish.
My most-used dried herbs include:
My favorite fresh herbs to keep on hand:
Can You Freeze Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables?
Yes! You can definitely freeze these roasted vegetables to save for a later date. Freezing ready-to-go meals is one of my top tips for making nutritious food easier.
It’s important to allow the vegetables to cool completely before packing them for the freezer. Once they are cool, seal them in a freezer-safe container.
To reheat them, I recommend roasting them on a sheet pan for just a few minutes until they are thoroughly warmed. Then finish it off with the fresh basil and feta.
What To Serve With Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables
These roasted vegetables are so versatile and pair well with any meal. Here are a few ideas:
- Serve alongside this Sheet Pan Roasted Harissa Chicken or our Slow Cooker Greek Chicken.
- Making it a Meatless Monday? Try serving the roast vegetables as a side to this Slow Cooker Lentil and Mushroom Bolognese.
- These vegetables would be delicious added into a pasta salad or grain bowl too.
Recipe For Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables
Here’s what you need to make these delightful roast vegetables.
- Olive oil
- Red bell pepper
- Red onion
- Crumbled feta
How To Roast Mediterranean Vegetables
Preheat the oven and set up a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine olive oil and spices in a small bowl. In a large bowl, add all the vegetables and then toss with the oil mixture.
Arrange all the vegetables on a baking sheet, without overcrowding them. Roast the vegetables in the oven for 20-30 minutes. Top with fresh basil and crumbled feta.
Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables with Feta and Basil
- Baking sheet
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 3 medium carrots sliced
- 1 large zucchini sliced
- 1 large red bell pepper cut into 1” pieces
- 1-2 cups mushrooms sliced in half
- 1 small red onion cut into wedges and 1“ pieces
- Crumbled feta cheese
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, oregano, and garlic. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, add all of the vegetables and toss with the olive oil, basil, and garlic mixture.
- Place the vegetables on the baking sheet making sure you do not crowd the tray. If it is too crowded the vegetables will steam instead of roast. Use another baking sheet if needed.
- Place the trays in the oven and roast for 20-30 minutes until the vegetables are cooked and slightly browned.
- Sprinkle with basil and crumbled feta cheese.
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