Patriotic Roasted Vegetable “Flag”

 

Patriotic Roasted Vegetable "Flag"

Red, white and blue doesn't have to mean artificially colored sweet treats when you combine colorful natural foods and your imagination! 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Author thewanderingrd

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggplants, diced (with skin)
  • 4 large ripe tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped
  • 6 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 8-9 pearls fresh mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 

  2. Combine diced eggplant with 3 tablespoons of olive oil and spread on a large jelly roll pan lined with a Silpat nonstick mat; sprinkle with salt. 

  3. Arrange tomato slices on a second large jelly roll pan lined with a Silpat nonstick mat. Brush 1 tablespoon of olive oil evenly on tomato slices; sprinkle with salt. 

  4. Combine chopped cauliflower with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and spread on a third large jelly roll pan lined with a Silpat nonstick mat. Sprinkle with salt. 

  5. Place all three jelly roll pans into oven and roast for 15 minutes; stir and continue cooking 10-15 minutes more or until desired doneness/browning is achieved. 

  6. Cool vegetables before assembling flag in a rectangular baking dish. Hint: an empty plastic berry container (with the sides cut down so they don't show) serves to hold the eggplant into a rectangular shape before dotting with mozzarella pearl "stars".