Use white balsamic vinegar to maintain the vegetables' vibrant hue. Look for baby carrots with tops, which have tender texture and subtly sweet flavor. Small carrots packed and sold as "baby" carrots are actually whittled-down mature vegetables.
1 (6-ounce) bag radishes, halved (about 1 3/4 cups)
2 cups (2-inch) slices asparagus (about 1 pound)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 500°.
Combine vinegar and shallots in a small bowl; set aside.
Trim green tops from carrots; discard tops. Combine carrots and the next 5 ingredients (through radishes) in the bottom of a roasting pan, tossing gently to combine. Bake at 500° for 20 minutes or until vegetables begin to brown, stirring occasionally. Remove pan from the oven; add shallot mixture and asparagus, tossing to combine. Return pan to oven; bake 5 minutes. Stir in parsley and chives.
I am giving this only 4 stars because of the cooking time.
It took us much longer than the 25 minutes to cook these vegetables until they were soft enough to eat. Total cooking time was 40 to 45 minutes. Next time, I may precook the vegetables.
Having said that, we all loved it. Especially the radishes. (Who ever thought about cooking a radish?)