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Vegetable Trio With Orange-Thyme Dressing
Work Time
30 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins
The combination of garlic, herbs and citrus gives major flavor to this colorful dish.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vegetable Trio with Orange-Thyme Dressing
Calories: 966 kcal
  • 3 medium beets greens removed
  • 1 lb carrots peeled, cut into 2-inch lengths
  • 1 (2-lb) acorn squash cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp thyme leaves plus sprigs
  • ¾ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 2 to 4 tbsp white wine vinegar
  1. Heat oven to 375° F. Wrap beets in a double layer of aluminum foil, seal and then bake until soft, about 75 min.
  2. In a bowl, toss together carrots, squash, garlic, 2 tbsp olive oil, several thyme sprigs and ½ tsp each salt and pepper. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet. Roast alongside the beets until just tender and golden, 35 to 40 min. Peel skin from cooked beets by rubbing with a paper towel, then cut beets into 1-inch pieces. Set aside.
  3. Measure orange juice, then add enough vinegar to equal ⅔ cup. Whisk together juice, vinegar and ¼ tsp salt and drizzle in 2 tbsp olive oil, whisking constantly. Add thyme leaves and zest. Place vegetables on a serving dish and add orange vinaigrette. Garnish with thyme.
Recipe Notes

Food Styling Tip:
As you'll see in the recipe, I've roasted the beets separately from the other vegetables. Not only do I really like roasting beets this way (wrapping in foil), it keeps them from "bleeding" or staining the other vegetables while cooking. The dish would not look quite as stunning on the plate if the beet juice had stained all of the other veggies. So you instantly become a talented food stylist by adding them just before serving!

Nutrition Facts
Vegetable Trio With Orange-Thyme Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 966 Calories from Fat 522
% Daily Value*
Fat 58g89%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Sodium 2263mg98%
Potassium 3746mg107%
Carbohydrates 113g38%
Fiber 26g108%
Sugar 38g42%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 77440IU1549%
Vitamin C 88.4mg107%
Calcium 331mg33%
Iron 6.7mg37%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.