Lemon-Roasted Mixed Vegetables


Tossing these roasted vegetables with lemon zest gives them a bright, fresh flavor. Serve them along with roasted chicken or add them to sandwiches and grain bowls for an easy, healthy dinner or lunch.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
5 servings


  • 1 ½ cups cauliflower florets

  • 1 ½ cups broccoli florets

  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup diced red bell pepper (1-inch)

  • ¾ cup diced zucchini (1-inch)

  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Combine cauliflower, broccoli, and garlic in a 15-by-10-inch baking pan. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with oregano and salt; stir to coat. Roast for 10 minutes.

  3. Add bell pepper and zucchini to the vegetables in the pan; stir to combine. Roast until the vegetables are crisp-tender and lightly browned, 10 to 15 minutes more.

  4. Sprinkle lemon zest over the vegetables; stir and serve.


Note: If you're following our 1,500-calorie diabetes meal plan, transfer 2/3 cup roasted vegetables to an airtight container and refrigerate for use in Greek Salmon Salad and Piled-High Greek Vegetable Pitas (see Associated Recipes).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

52 Calories
3g Fat
5g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Serving Size 1/3 cup
Calories 52
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Vitamin A 1380IU 28%
Vitamin C 69mg 76%
Folate 49mcg 12%
Sodium 134mg 6%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Magnesium 17mg 4%
Potassium 270mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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