Cumin-Spiced Roasted Vegetables Recipe

Yields: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30-40 minutes



  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 pound parsnips, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 pound potatoes (any kind), cut into chunks
  • 1 medium sweet onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 head broccoli or cauliflower, cut into florets


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika (or regular paprika)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Optional additions:

  • Other vegetables like sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, etc.
  • A drizzle of honey or maple syrup for sweetness
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper for heat


  • Preheat the oven: Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or foil for easy cleanup.
  • Prepare the vegetables: Wash, peel (if needed), and chop the vegetables into roughly similar-sized chunks.
  • Season the vegetables: In a large bowl, combine the vegetables with olive oil, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Toss well to coat evenly.
  • Roast: Spread the vegetables out on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Avoid overcrowding to ensure even roasting.
  • Roast the vegetables: Roast in the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes, or until tender and lightly browned, stirring halfway through.
  • Adjust seasoning: Taste the roasted vegetables and adjust salt, pepper, and other spices to your liking.
  • Serve: Serve immediately as a delicious side dish or add to salads, bowls, or wraps.


  • Customize it: Use your favorite vegetables or whatever you have on hand! This recipe is extremely adaptable.
  • Don’t overcrowd: Overcrowding the baking sheet will prevent the vegetables from crisping up nicely. If necessary, use two baking sheets.
  • Cooking times vary: Different vegetables cook at different rates; softer vegetables might need less time. Check and adjust roasting time if needed.

Enjoy your cumin-spiced roasted vegetables!


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