Vegetarian Delights – Roasted Vegetables + Fingerling Potatoes with Tri-Color String Beans

I went to the farmer’s market and bought these beauties:

The one in the middle is called avocado squash and I had to have it…also those baby eggplants (aubergines) and the purple string beans.

I was having company and they asked for a vegetarian dinner and I, as the wonderful hostess that I am, obliged.

I roasted the squash and baby eggplant with a whole head of garlic cut in half, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste, white wine, fresh rosemary, sage, oregano and thyme.  Also added this wonderful Moroccan seasoning from Victoria Taylor’s Seasonings that I received as a gift from them.  I can’t wait to try their collection.

The salad was a snap, except when I blanched the string beans the purple turned green..bummer.

Olive oil, herbs, red onions, roasted garlic, lemon juice, salt & pepper…simple.


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19 Responses to Vegetarian Delights – Roasted Vegetables + Fingerling Potatoes with Tri-Color String Beans

  1. Love your blog!!! Your recipe for roasted veggies looks wonderful. I am going to the farmers market tomorrow…. hope my finds are as good as yours. I can’t wait to try this recipe!!

  2. Joan Nova says:

    No denying this is a colorful and healthy meal. I had the same experience with purple asparagus, once cooked they turned green.

  3. That’s a very colourful and delicious meal! Love those purple string beans.

  4. I am that vegetable lover. For some it’s chocolate cake, for me, it’s your beautiful veggies.

  5. I was disappointed with the purple green beans too but they sure are delciious!!!

  6. This looks delicious. Where can I buy these morrocan herbs?

  7. Norma so delicious salad full of colors! Don’t know where to get that Moroccan seasoning in my country…need to improvise 😉



  8. Katie says:

    Ah…the bounty of summer! I’m a bit jealous looking at all of these beautiful veggies. I’m stuck with the blah winter selection of fruits and vegetables right now. Your salad looks very tempting – I like the combination of potatoes and green beans.

  9. This sounds wonderful. Huge fan of roasted vegetables in any form.

  10. Laz says:

    Fantastic bounty you picked up. Love the colors and flavors of the dish. Veggies done right.

  11. You ARE a good hostess! 🙂 Love the avocado squash, I’ve never seen anything like it before!

  12. Victoria says:

    Those baby eggplants are soooo precious!! I love farmers markets! I was actually in LA last week and just got back. I’m doing well! Keeping it real, hoping to make it back to NYC soon, but not sure exactly when… will let you know 🙂

  13. Joanne says:

    WOWOW those are some GORGEOUS vegetables!!!! I wish I had a farmer’s market in my town. Jealous!!!

  14. noobcook says:

    I wish we have such a variety of colourful beauties here…. your plate looks cheery and very healthily delicious!

  15. Pachecopatty says:

    I love a haul of veggies like this from the farmers market and you’ve prepared them perfectly with a lively seasoning just the way I like, thanks for sharing;-)

  16. Love the mix of vegetables…and yep, purple veggies tend to turn green. Really bummer….It does look good though. Enjoy your weekend

  17. Megan's Cookin' says:

    You are so sweet to make a special vegetarian meal. It looks beautiful with all those colors. Love that spice tin. Nice gift! Hope your having a terrific weekend.

  18. That dish is so colorful and appetizing! I love vegetables.



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