Jessika’s Roasted Vegetables from Good Cheap Eats are A-MA-ZING! If you used our recent Date Night Dinner Menu for Valentine’s Day, you know what we’re talking about because they were one of the featured side dishes. But, these babies can hold their own as a main dish as well.
Not only are they delicious, but they’re super versatile and oh so incredibly easy to prepare. If you want to get more veggies into your diet or are having some vegan or vegetarian friends over for a meal, these are a fantastic choice. Make them even better by enjoying one of these wines alongside them.
Jessika’s Roasted Vegetables Recipe and Wine Pairing
Depending on the vegetables you select for this comforting dish, roasting will caramelize the sugars in the vegetables, bringing out rich flavors and textures. Red wines can certainly work here, especially those that are light to medium bodied, but we love the way aromatic full-bodied white wines work with the flavors.
Gruner Veltliner: Laurenz V “Singing” ~ $15
Fresh aromatics of apples, peach, and zesty lemon along with the signature white pepper are found in this refreshing Gruner Veltliner. The balance of bright fruit aromas and pepper will play well with the sweet and earthy vegetables and herbs, and the crisp finish will brighten up the weight of the roasted vegetables.
Gruner Veltliner: Loimer Kamptal Gruner Veltliner ~ $22
Lemon and grapefruit mix with green apples, herbs, and pepper in this medium bodied Gruner. The juicy acidity mixes with a lingering mineral feel on the palate that will offset the rich flavors of the roasted vegetables. Fruity, herbal, and slightly spicy, this wine is a good choice if you want a richer wine with the hearty vegetables.
Viognier: Yalumba Viognier ~ $15
Floral aromas along with peach, honeysuckle, and even pineapple fill the glass with this rich and textured Viognier. There’s a spiciness and richness to the wine that will stand up to the comforting flavors and weight of the dish.
Viognier: Steele Wines Viognier ~ $15
Peach, citrus and apricot aromas with mild floral notes combine with smooth and creamy in the mouth and a crisp finish. This a nice choice if you’re looking for a medium bodied wine with a refreshing finish to brighten the palate between bites of the roasted vegetables.
Viognier: Tortoise Creek Le Verger ~ $10
For something bright, clean, and refreshing to offset the heaviness of the dish, try this unoaked Viognier with bright peach, apricot, pear, and orange aromas. This off dry wine has just a touch of sweetness to it that will compliment the sweet flavors of the caramelized vegetables and has freshness and crispness to keep things light and refreshing.
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