Onions are so wonderful when they’ve been roasted to sweet perfection. This roasted onion dish is a simple, yet super flavorful recipe. I love using red onions, a sweeter onion. What adds to the flavors, is the dressing. To make the dish, we toss the onion in, combining lemon juice, mustard, garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper. This adds lots of depth to the aromas and flavors. And, roasted onions good for you, too. They have beneficial effects on the cardiovascular and immune systems, as well as anti-diabetic and anti-cancer effects. See this link for a list of the 6 very best foods, from Dr. Fuhrman.
Not many think of having onions on their own as a side dish, but this is wonderful topped on a veggie burger, added to your salads, pasta, top onto your rice or mashed potatoes and mushrooms, or blended into your favorite soup.
Onions are a really wonderful vegetable to add into your diet, as they contain high vitamin C content that wards off any flues and colds for the winter season. Onion has been also known to reduce inflammation and is useful in clearing infections. They also contain fiber and folic acid, a B vitamin that regenerates healthy new cells.
There are many varieties of onions to choose from. If you are feeling extra fancy, you can use different kinds in this dish for a melding of flavors. Onions are also one of those veggies people dislike working with because the smell lingers on your fingers, and they make your eyes water and sting. There are a few tricks chefs use to limit the eye burning sensation. Some say to use a wet rag or paper towel near them, or simply stick your tongue out while cutting them to absorb the tear-inducing enzymes before they hit your eyes. Some people also say soaking your onion for a few minutes may also reduce the intensity of this enzyme.
Enjoy these roasted veggies with your next meal:
- Kabocha Squash
- Brussels Sprouts
- Baby Turnips with Mustard Vinaigrette
- Curried Cauliflower with Peas
- Potato Salad
Ultimately, there is something very comforting about the aroma of onions and garlic roasting in the wintertime, adding warmth to any home. Jazz up your recipe with this simple addition.
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