Mary Beth Johnson is a photographer, blogger, and journalist with a passion for finding beauty in unexpected places and celebrating the everyday. Originally from the east coast, she now lives in Oklahoma with her husband and three children (dubbed "schooners”). From an office full of fingerprints and walls scattered with imperfect artwork, she’s writing her first book, a memoir of her parents' journey in raising 14 children, and her own lifestyle blog, Annapolis & Company.
We don't each much meat over here and try to keep the vegetable bin in our refrigerator well stocked throughout the week. My kids happen to love their veggies raw and will happily eat a whole carrot for a snack on many afternoons - which makes my job as their parent a whole lot easier! I struggle, though, to find vegetable-based dinners that are filling and flavorful enough to satisfy my husband who says he wants to walk away from the table "feeling full".
Curry can be such a polarizing spice (you either love it or hate it) but I saw this recipe and knew I needed to try it. I was able to use up all the vegetables in our fridge that had gotten pushed to the back and forgotten about and roasted them in the oven, making the wilting flavors come alive again. I love that about roasting. The wheat naan makes this meal the kind where you walk away feeling full but not heavy. I can't even begin to tell you how amazing the flavors were...this will go on regular rotation in our house.
//CURRY ROASTED VEGETABLE AND AVOCADO NAAN-WHICH
½ cup diced red onion
1 cup diced red pepper
1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
1½ cup diced zucchini
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon curry powder
¼ teaspoon salt*
½ cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed if using canned
2 tablespoons cilantro
4 drops lime YL essential oil, or juice from half lime
3-4 whole wheat naan Cilantro,
for serving Lime juice, for serving
- Preheat oven to 425˚. In a roasting pan, toss together onion, pepper, tomatoes, zucchini, olive oil, curry powder, and salt (if using). Roast for 15-20 minutes until vegetables are tender. Stir in chickpeas and continue to cook for another 5-10 minutes.
- While vegetables are roasting, in a small bowl mash together avocado, cilantro, and lime juice.
- Once vegetables are done, assemble naan-wiches by smearing avocado on the inside and a few spoonfuls of roasted vegetables. Sprinkle with cilantro and squeeze a bit of lime juice over filling. Roll and wrap with parchment to secure.
NOTES *Depending on the curry powder you are using, adjust the salt. I prefer to use a salt-free blend that I can adjust the amount of salt I use. Be careful to not overdo it!
*Don't want to turn the oven on? Simply toss everything in a foil packet and place on the grill. Cook until vegetables are tender.
Source: Naturally Ella
post by, Annapolis & Company.
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