Roast & Saute Platter

Tod Dimmick

This dish turns the waste-nothing approach into a somewhat dramatic vegetable dish, roasted vegetables on a bed of greens.
This version uses radishes, beets, fennel, & spring onions, but substitute at will.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time:45 minutes
Serves: 4-6

1/4 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 TB balsamic vinegar
1 bunch beets, cleaned, appetizing leaves and stems reserved
1 bunch radishes, cleaned, appetizing leaves and stems reserved
1 bunch kohlrabi, peeled if necessary, cut into 1/2" chunks, appetizing leaves and stems reserved
1 fennel bulb with a good amount of stem, cleaned and cut into 1/2" chunks
Spring onions or scallions in the amount you like, cut into 1/4 inch dice.
salt and pepper to taste
shredded Parmesan cheese for garnish

Preheat the oven to 400. Mix the olive oil, garlic, and vinegar in a small bowl.

Chop the beets into 1/2 inch chunks, toss in a large bowl with the olive oil mixture, scoop with a slotted spoon into a large baking dish, and roast for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, chop the radishes, kohlrabi, Fennel, and scallions, and toss in the bowl with the remaining olive oil mixture. At the beets' 20-minute mark, scoop in the rest of the vegetables and roast for another 20 minutes, stirring a few times, or until all vegetables are tender.

While chopped vegetables are roasting, heat any remaining olive oil in a saute pan over medium heat (add a little more oil if necessary) and saute the greens until tender. Arrange greens on a platter, top with roasted roots, season to taste with salt, pepper & parmesan, and serve.

Served up by Tod Dimmick

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