Roasted Summer Vegetables

Roasted Summer Vegetables ~ Keeping summer vegetables simple with a quick roast of squash and zucchini for a fast and healthy weekday side dish.

Roasted Squash and Zucchini

Roasted Summer Vegetables

I know I’m not alone in this, but hot summer days make me lazy, traffic makes me cranky and complicated dinners on weekdays make me crazy. Given all that, I try to keep things simple Monday through Friday.

My favorite weekday meal: Grilled Chicken with Roasted Vegetables.

I love it even more because Matt does all the grilling and he is a master at it, while I have the one simple task of doing the vegetables.

Sorry no pics of the chicken, his philosophy, respect the food first. That means food is eaten while hot and not after I have spent 30 minutes toiling around with the composition and lighting.  Yeah, I know-I’m slow, but I’m also a novice with this photography thing.

Staying mindful of the theme for simplicity in this post I am keeping this one short.

A few notes:
1. I like my vegetables crisp, but you prefer a softer texture cook them for  5-7 minutes longer than the instructions call for.
2. You can skip the casserole dish assembly all together and just place the slice vegetables onto a bake sheet lined with foil.

Roasted Summer Vegetables
Serves 6

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Heat oven to 400 degrees F.


  • 3 zucchini
  • 3 yellow squash
  • 1 ½ tablespoon kosher salt½ black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1.  Peel vegetables and slice into ¼ inch thick slices.
2.  Assemble vegetables to your preferred dish and drizzle olive oil on top. Finish preparation with kosher salt and black pepper
3. Bake at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes.

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13 Responses to “Roasted Summer Vegetables”

  1. #
    roxan @ kitchen meditation — June 17, 2010 @ 3:57 am

    Mm, I do love a pile of roasted vegetables! Beautiful presentation.
    .-= roxan @ kitchen meditation´s last blog ..Baked Donut Balls with Matcha Glaze =-.


  2. #
    Michelle — June 17, 2010 @ 12:20 pm

    I love roasted vegetables and your presentation makes them even more appealing. They’re almost to pretty to eat!
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..Birthday cake ice cream =-.


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    Rachel — June 17, 2010 @ 11:24 pm

    That is such a beautiful shot and if I didn’t know it was veggies I may have thought you did a fruit dish using lemons and limes!


  4. #
    yael — June 18, 2010 @ 4:30 am

    My kind of recipe!
    BTW, I really need to tell you how much I love reading your blog. Clean, simple lines, easy to read, straightforward, amazing pictures and just fun to follow. Keep doing what you’re doing!


  5. #
    Janna M — June 19, 2010 @ 12:40 am

    So pretty. That is one of my favorite things on the grill.
    .-= Janna M´s last blog ..“Bublanina” with Rainier Cherries =-.


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    Joanne — June 19, 2010 @ 1:17 am

    I think simple roasted vegetables are the best! That’s my go to thing to do with veggies. Throw em in the oven with some salt and voila! THe presentation is beautiful!
    .-= Joanne´s last blog ..Spanakorizo and Baked Falafel with Cilantro Yogurt Sauce =-.


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    Patty — June 19, 2010 @ 8:22 pm

    Great idea baking this in a casserole – lovely photo! My sweetie and I prepare summer squash the same way, but directly on the BBQ. :)


  8. #
    Carolyn Jung — June 22, 2010 @ 12:25 am

    I love how this is such a simple dish, yet you make it something special because you took the time to alternate the slices so prettily.
    .-= Carolyn Jung´s last blog ..Food Gal Contest Time — One Lucky Winner Gets a $100 Spending Spree =-.


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    Julie — July 26, 2010 @ 4:08 am

    looks fantastic and simple! can’t wait to make it!


  10. #
    pizza recipe — October 15, 2010 @ 11:22 pm

    That is such a beautiful shot and if I didn’t know it was veggies I may have thought you did a fruit dish using lemons and limes!


  11. #
    Kevin — July 13, 2014 @ 5:12 am

    Yumm Yumm! Either in oven or grill beautiful, tasty, and ohh so easy! No peeling for me though, just wash well, maybe peel off any odd spots. Doesn’t look as though they are really peeled in the picture either. Hey, anything to make it easier. :) Did mine on grill while slow cooking some ribs, the veggies picked up the smokiness and flavors from the grill as well. Great idea!


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