November is finally here and with it has come a deluge of recipe ideas for our Thanksgiving meal. We typically have a variety of vegetable dishes, some green and some starchy. I wanted to spice up our menu a bit this year, steering away from our typical dish of sautéed green beens and bring a colorful and tasty dish to the table.
I saw this head of purple cauliflower at Whole Foods, which looked like regular cauliflower that had been bathed in lavender dye, and knew I had to make something with it. The color was just too pretty to pass up.
I decided to pair it with some brussel sprouts, which isn’t usually one of my favorite vegetables, but are actually quite delicious roasted. I flavored them both with garlic, fresh thyme, and balsamic vinegar—such delicious additions to roasted veggies.
The result was a beautiful melody of flavor and the colors are quite pleasing to the eyes too! It’s the perfect side to most any meal and would definitely be a lovely addition to your Thanksgiving table. Enjoy!
- Preheat oven to 400F. Place cauliflower, brussel sprouts, and garlic onto a large baking sheet. Remove thyme leaves from their stems and sprinkle over the vegetables. Drizzle with oil and toss mixture together to evenly coat and sprinkle with plenty of salt and pepper.
- Place pan into the preheated oven and bake for 25-35 minutes. Remove pan after about 15-20 minutes and toss vegetables with balsamic vinegar. Return to the oven to finish baking.
- May need more or less time, depending on the size of your vegetables. Keep a close eye after 20-25 minutes minutes to prevent burning.
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