Kowalski's shares Roasted Rutabagas recipe

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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. -- Looking for the perfect sides? Then you'll definitely want to check out how roasted vegetables can turn into rockstar dishes with a few simple touches.

It's what's Cooking With KARE. Check out these dishes from Kowalski's Rachael Perron.

ROASTED RUTABAGAS WITH GOLDEN RAISINS AND MAPLE VINAIGRETTE

Peel rutabagas. Cut evenly into ½-¾" cubes; completely but lightly coat with Kowalski's Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Season to taste with freshly ground Kowalski's Sea Salt and Black Peppercorns.

Spread out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Roast in a preheated 450° oven until browned and tender when pierced with a fork (35-45 min.). To serve, toss with golden raisins to taste; drizzle to taste with Maple Vinaigrette. Garnish with chopped Kowalski's Fresh Italian Parsley and additional salt and pepper to taste.

MAPLE VINAIGRETTE
¼ cup Kowalski's Balsamic Vinegar
2 tbsp. Kowalski's Pure Maple Syrup
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
½ cup Kowalski's Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- freshly ground Kowalski's Sea Salt and Black Peppercorns, to taste

In medium mixing bowl, whisk together vinegar, syrup and mustard. Drizzle in oil very slowly, whisking constantly to form an emulsion. Season to taste.

Makes about 1 cup.

A note about gluten: When prepared with gluten-free mustard, this recipe is gluten free.

Nutrition Information per Serving ½ cup veggies with 1 tsp. raisins and 1 tbsp. prepared dressing):
Total Calories 135
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Sodium 226 mg

Rich in vitamin A.
POMEGRANATE ROASTED CARROTS
Scrub and dry carrots; peel if desired. Cut into 1" pieces; completely but lightly coat with Kowalski's Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Season to taste with freshly ground Kowalski's Sea Salt and Black Peppercorns. Spread out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Roast in a preheated 450° oven until browned and tender when pierced with a fork (18-20 min.). To serve, toss with fresh pomegranate seeds to taste; drizzle to taste with pomegranate molasses. Garnish with chopped Kowalski's Fresh Italian Parsley and additional salt and pepper to taste.

Good to Know:
• Find ready-to-eat pomegranate seeds in the Produce Department.

A note about gluten: This recipe is gluten free.

Nutrition Information per Serving (Two 6-7" carrots with 4 tsp. seeds and 2 tsp. molasses):
Total Calories 104
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat <1 g
Fiber 4 g
Sodium 340 mg

A single antioxidant-rich serving also provides 200% of the vitamin A you need in a day.

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