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Roasted Spring Vegetables with Arugula Pesto

March/April 2010

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These roasted vegetables tossed with arugula pesto are an easy side for a dinner party. Try serving them with a roasted leg of lamb. If you can find beautiful, freshly harvested small carrots, they’ll look and taste the best in this dish.



READER'S COMMENT:
"this is as beautiful as it is delicious, but i think it needs a little something- maybe a bit dry...? the flavors were great, i would definitely make this again, just need to figure out what i might add to give it a bit more depth. "
Roasted Spring Vegetables with Arugula Pesto

5 Reviews for Roasted Spring Vegetables with Arugula Pesto

07/21/2013
Anonymous
better w/ a few tweaks

for a lighter and, actually, more flavorful pesto, substitute the oil w/ fresh lemon juice and a bit of chicken broth (to your desired consistency). Also, add some red pepper flakes into the mix.

For as yummy as the pesto is, I think its full flavor and nuances are somewhat masked by the flavor of the veggies. I made the pesto (w/ the tweaks) and thought it was so good that I decided to give it more of a star role in tonight's dinner.

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03/28/2013
Anonymous
Perhaps some lemon

I would add some lemon to the pesto to brighten it up a bit. That was my only problem with this dish. It needed a kick, which I'm going to supply with the lemon next time around, which will be Easter.

Excellent recipe for spring!
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04/24/2011
Excellent!!

I made this to accompany lamp chops and my husband and I were both pleasantly surprised. This was such a wonderful way to showcase veggies and the twist on the pesto was so delicious!! The only thing I changed was adding a little fresh ground pepper in when I tossed the roasted veggies and pesto. This is a keeper in our household!!!

Flavorful and easy
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04/25/2010
Anonymous

this is as beautiful as it is delicious, but i think it needs a little something- maybe a bit dry...? the flavors were great, i would definitely make this again, just need to figure out what i might add to give it a bit more depth.

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04/01/2010
Anonymous

A wonderful dish! Beautiful to look at and even better to taste. My housemates love when I cook this for them and I've even gotten requests for it.

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Anonymous wrote 42 weeks 6 days ago

I think if you add a little

I think if you add a little greek yogurt and lemon to the pesto... it would solve the dry problem and the acid it needs.

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