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Weekend oven-roasted veggies

Serves 4

Ready in 1 hour

This is a delicious, warm, vegetarian breakfast and the veggies are very versatile. See the tips below.


2 tbsp (30 ml) canola or olive oil

2 tbsp (30 ml) red wine or balsamic vinegar

1 tbsp (15 ml) dried mixed herbs

½ tsp (2,5 ml) salt

lemon juice and black pepper to taste

2 onions, cut in thin wedges

3 baby marrows, cut in thick slices

3 large tomatoes, cut in wedges

1 green or red pepper, cut in slices

3 large spinach leaves, shredded

4-8 eggs

4 slices wholewheat bread, toasted

large handful of fresh basil or parsley leaves (optional)

1 avocado, sliced (when in season)


  1. Preheat oven to 200 °C. Mix oil, vinegar and dried herbs in a large bowl. Season with half the salt, lemon juice and pepper.
  2. Add all the veggies, except the spinach and mix well to coat with the oil. Place in a single layer on a large baking tray.
  3. Roast for 20 minutes or until the veggies are golden brown and cooked. Stir in spinach and roast for another 5 minutes to heat through.
  4. Meanwhile, heat a very thin layer of oil in a frying pan. Fry eggs over a medium heat until cooked to your preference. Season with the remaining ¼ tsp (1,2 ml) salt.
  5. Serve spoonfuls of veggies on toast. Place an egg (or 2 for a more filling breakfast or brunch) on top and season with pepper. Garnish with herbs and serve immediately with slices of avocado.


  1. Serve these veggies as a side dish with meat, fish or sausage or stir in a tin of chickpeas for a vegetarian meal. Left-overs are perfect for a lunch box.
  2. If you enjoy an egg with a runny yolk, the yolk will be extra ‘sauce’ on the veggies.
  3. Make a double batch of the veggies and use some for supper, tossed into pasta.
  4. If you don’t want to serve the veggies with eggs, heat a tin of pilchards in tomato sauce and serve on the veggies.
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