Seasonal produce refers to fruits and vegetables that are naturally harvested during specific times of the year when they are at their best. They thrive in their respective seasons, absorbing the optimum amount of sunlight and nutrients from the soil. By embracing seasonal produce, you not only support local farmers and reduce environmental impact but also enjoy produce that is packed with flavor, nutrients, and freshness. So, without further ado, let’s see the second recipe of seasonal produce meals you can make right away.
- Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).
- Peel and cut into cubes butternut squash.
- Trim and halve Brussels sprouts, add them to butternut squash.
- Toss together the butternut squash and Brussels sprouts mix, adding olive oil, minced garlic, and spices (thyme, salt, and pepper).
- Roast until they are tender, approximately 25-30 minutes.
- Serve as a side dish or add them wherever you prefer (for instance, to salads, pasta dishes).
- 1 butternut squash
- 1 pound Brussels sprouts
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- Salt and pepper to taste
By simply tossing seasonal vegetables with some olive oil, herbs, and spices before roasting, you can transform these humble veggies into delectable delights. The caramelization that occurs during the roasting process adds depth and richness, making them a versatile and flavorful addition to any meal.