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Roasted Crudités

Serves 10 to 12

Total Time
1 hr

Recipe by Amanda Haas, culinary director of Williams-Sonoma and author of The Anti-Inflammation Cookbook (Chronicle Books, 2016). Amanda's rustic take on the raw vegetable platter is great for fall parties, especially when served with her homemade dips. Although she's gluten-intolerant, she doesn't see it as a limitation when she entertains. "There's so much you can do besides set out a baguette and cheese. It makes me be a more creative cook."

su-Roasted Crudités

 1 1/4 pounds slender rainbow carrots or regular carrots (4 to 5 in. long), with tops on
 1 1/4 pounds long fingerling potatoes (at least 3 in.)
 1 large butternut squash with a long neck
 3 small fennel bulbs
 8 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  Kosher salt
  Dips: Smoky Cauliflower Hummus,
  Hazelnut Mint Romesco, and/or
  Lime and Basil Chimichurri
 1 teaspoon each minced fresh thyme leaves and flat-leaf parsley leaves
Step 1

Preheat oven to 475°. Line two or three large rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Trim carrot tops to 1 in. Peel carrots and halve any that are wider than 1/2 in. Peel potatoes and cut into 1/2-in.-wide pieces. Slice bulbous base from butternut squash, then halve neck lengthwise. Peel one of the halves, then cut into 1/2-in.-wide pieces. Save remaining squash for another use (such as soup). Trim fibrous green stalks from fennel bulbs and cut bulb lengthwise into 1/2-in.-thick slices.

Step 2

Arrange each vegetable on a kitchen towel, top with another kitchen towel, and roll up to dry. Working with one vegetable at a time, unwrap onto a baking sheet in a pile. Toss with 2 tsp. oil and a pinch or two of salt, then arrange in a single layer on sheet. Repeat with the remaining vegetables.

Step 3

Roast vegetables, shaking once halfway through to help cook evenly, until just tender-crisp and lightly browned, 6 to 10 minutes.

Step 4

Arrange vegetables and dips on a very large platter or several small platters. Sprinkle carrots with thyme, and sprinkle fennel with parsley. Serve at room temperature.

Step 5

Make ahead: Through Step 2, up to 1 day, chilled and covered (add a couple of minutes to roasting time). Through Step 4, up to 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 120Calories from Fat 24
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.3g6%

Saturated Fat 0.5g3%
Cholesterol 0.0mg0%
Sodium 112mg5%
Total Carbohydrate 22g8%

Dietary Fiber 4.4g18%
Protein 2.6g6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.