Honey-Chile Glaze for Roasted Root Vegetables

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Honey-Chile Glaze for Roasted Root Vegetables

This simple, sweet and tart glaze for root vegetables can be made as spicy as you like it by adding more chile powder or red pepper flakes. It also makes a great dressing for a raw kale salad or mixed winter squash bake.

Honey-Chile Glaze for Roasted Root Vegetables
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 – 1/3  cup honey
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 clove garlic, grated
1 teaspoon ancho chile powder
1/4-1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all in small bowl and whisk well, or put all ingredients in a small jar and shake like crazy.  The honey will combine better and easier if it’s warmed a bit, so I put the metal bowl (or jar) on top of the oven as the veggies are roasting.   When the veggies are about halfway done, I pour on some of the glaze (they shouldn’t be swimming in it, although it IS tasty enough for that!), toss around, then roast for another 20-30 minutes.

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