We love these roasted Mediterranean vegetables in a balsamic tomato sauce with pasta dishes and risotto particularly but they are great with most things! It is a great way to add lots of vegetables to your meal with gorgeous flavours that are easy to make.

Why you need vegetables to lose weight

Everyone knows vegetables are good for you, don’t they? They are healthy and filling for very few calories!

The best vegetables are those with low-calorie density. Basically, we are talking about the healthier vegetables – potatoes don’t count but butternut squash is much healthier for example!

This means if you eat 100g of spinach, for example, it is just 23 calories and obviously, 100g of anything would fill you up significantly. On the other hand, 100g of crisps, which would be just as filling, is around 536 calories!

Find more tips about the best vegetables for weight loss.

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Perfect for fussy kids

If you have fussy children this is worth a try as it is full of flavour and the sort of thing kids enjoy. You never know, if they enjoy it you may be a perfect way to get more vegetables into them.

If they like the flavour but not the vegetables in it then pop all the roasted Mediterranean vegetables in a blender to make a tasty sauce to pour over pasta or chips! Discretely they will be eating all these vegetables and not even realise!

Balsamic vinegar is so tasty they are sure to love the flavours in this. Check out more about balsamic vinegar here.

Balsamic vinegar
Balsamic vinegar

Why mediterranean vegetables are great for weight loss

These vegetables are full of flavour and a great way of encouraging you to eat more vegetables and enjoy them with a tasty sauce!

Meals to accompany this roasted Mediterranean vegetables side dish

If you are making a butternut squash risotto this goes so well with it. Lots of flavours that really complement the taste of the risotto perfectly. Another meal we find these roasted Mediterranean vegetables in a balsamic tomato sauce go well with is chips and burgers. A nice alternative to a salad with a burger and the sauce is perfect to dip your chips in!

If you do not like one of the ingredients in this recipe it is really easy to swap for another one. Aubergines are lovely in this and if you have different varieties of courgettes like yellow ones, they can look pretty in this too.

Mediterranean vegetables in a balsamic tomato sauce
Mediterranean vegetables in a balsamic tomato sauce

More recipes you may enjoy

If you are vegetarian or want to eat more vegetarian or plant-based meals, I have a full list of vegetarian and vegan recipes here.

If you love Mediterranean vegetables and flavours then be sure to try my Mediterranean vegetable lasagne and rich tomato soup.

Have you tried my gravy recipe or curry sauce recipe? Both are great ways of hiding vegetables too.

Mediterranean vegetable lasagne
Mediterranean vegetable lasagne serves with salad

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Mediterranean vegetables in a balsamic tomato sauce

Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables in a Balsamic Tomato Sauce

  • Author: JustAverageJen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 large portions 1x
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Diet: Low Calorie

Description

Roasted Mediterranean vegetables in a balsamic tomato sauce is a perfect side dish for a variety of meals to help you add more vegetables to your meal. This is one easy dish that’s full of flavour.


Ingredients

Scale

2 Courgettes

6 cloves of garlic

250g Passata

2 Red peppers

2 Yellow or orange peppers

3 large red onions

250g button mushrooms (or larger mushrooms quartered)

3 tbsp Balsamic vinegar

3 tbsp granulated sweetener

15 cherry tomatoes


Instructions

Preheat oven to 200°c.

Chop the peppers, onions and courgettes into bite-size pieces and place with the mushrooms and cherry tomatoes into a large roasting dish.

Mix the passata, balsamic vinegar and sweetener in a bowl and then pour over the vegetables and stir well so they are all coated thoroughly in the sauce, seasoning to taste.

Bake for around 30 minutes or until the vegetables are all roasted but not too soft.



Notes

Aubergine is also nice in this dish if you fancy tweaking it.

Keywords: Slimming World, speed vegetables, syn free, side dish

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  1. These balsamic veggies were delicious. I also threw in some asparagus that was nearing its use by date. So tasty – perfect side dish for our Italian feast.